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contemporary@mfah


Patron Groups - contemporary@mfah

contemporary@mfah highlights and celebrates the role of contemporary art at the Museum through dialogues with museum professionals, tours of exhibitions and private collections, and artist studio visits. Members have the opportunity to travel to a major art destination with curators, and to learn about best practices in collecting with an emphasis on how to acquire and maintain the art of our time. As the Museum prepares for a major building expansion devoted to contemporary art, contemporary@mfah membership dues will help build the collection that shapes this new chapter for the Museum and Houston.

Past program highlights include:

  • Private viewing of the landmark exhibition of contemporary Cuban art, Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art, 1959–2015
  • Conversation and exclusive reception with Mohammed Afkhami on collecting and the exhibition, Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians—The Mohammed Afkhami Collection
  • Evening reception at the home of one of Houston’s most esteemed architects, distinguished by a global view of contemporary art and design

Parking in the Museum’s two garages is complimentary during Patron Group events! Members of Patron Groups also enjoy the discounted MFAH member rate when parking during regular Museum visits. Learn more about parking.

Levels

  • Founder $10,000 over five years ($2,000 per year)*
    $10000 FMV: $350

    *By selecting this membership level, your generosity will support the modern and contemporary art department with a $10,000 pledge over five years, $2,000 per year, with the initial $2,000 donation due today.

    Members enjoy:

    • Invitations to exclusive contemporary@mfah member programs

    Plus:

    • First priority for contemporary@mfah trips
    • The opportunity to bring guests to programs
    • Private curator consultation by appointment
    • Complimentary catalogues as determined by the program and exhibition schedule
  • Benefactor
    $2500 FMV: $350

    Members enjoy:

    • Invitations to exclusive contemporary@mfah member programs

    Plus:

    • Second priority for contemporary@mfah trips
  • Patron
    $1000 FMV: $350

    Members enjoy:

    • Invitations to exclusive contemporary@mfah member programs
  • Young Patron (40 and younger)
    $300 FMV: $175

    Membership for one individual.

    Members enjoy:

    • Invitations to exclusive contemporary@mfah member programs