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Become a Member

membershipSince 1959, the Monterey Museum of Art has evolved to become a cultural center for those who share a passion for the visual arts.

As a Museum Member you become part of the community of supporters who receive invitations to members-only preview events, free access to the Museum’s two locations, twelve galleries and lavish gardens, the opportunity to participate in Miniatures, our popular fundraising exhibition, discounts at the Museum store and more.

Monterey Museum of Art Members are also able to join special interest groups such as the Collector’s Guild.


Special Interest

(Membership required)
Collector’s Guild

General Membership Benefits:

  • Free admission for one cardholder to both Museum locations
  • Invitations to exhibition previews
  • 10% discount in MMA Museum stores
  • Discounts on educational workshops, lectures and programs
  • Free admission to children and young adults living at home and under 18 years of age
  • Tax Deduction (To the extent permitted by law, please consult your tax advisor.)
  • Invited to join the Friends of the Museum

Single Memberships

(admits member only)

  • Student (Complimentary with valid ID)*
  • Military (Complimentary with valid ID)*
  • Teacher $20 (with valid ID)
  • Individual $40

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Complimentary Museum membership for full-time students and active military personnel are available by applying in person at either Museum location. Please present your valid ID when applying.

Dual Memberships

(admits two members and one guest each)

  • Seniors $40 (62 years and over)*
  • Family $60 (adults under 62 years)

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*Dual members must reside in the same household

Contributor $100

General Membership benefits plus:

  • North American Reciprocal Membership (NARM), which entitles members to free admission at more than 700 museums (Please note that reciprocal privileges may be restricted for special exhibitions and events).
  • Two membership cards and admission for two guests
  • Name listed in online MMA Annual Report

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Supporter $250

Contributor Membership benefits plus:

  • One complimentary exhibition catalogue
  • Two complimentary guest admission passes
  • One complimentary Individual Membership to give as a gift

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Enthusiast $500

Supporter Membership benefits plus:

  • Two additional complimentary guest admission passes
  • Discounts on special programs at the Museum
  • One complimentary Contributor Membership to give as a gift (in place of an Individual Membership)

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Donor Circle Benefits

Playing a significant role in support of the Monterey Museum of Art, Donor Circle members enjoy our most exclusive member benefits. For more information, call 831-372-5477 x 110


Curator’s Circle $1,000

Enthusiast Membership benefits plus:

  • Invitations to exhibition previews and walkthroughs
  • Recognition on the Annual Donor Wall and invitation to an unveiling reception
  • 10% discount on facility rentals
  • 15% discount at MMA Museum Stores
  • Invited to join the Collector’s Guild

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Director’s Circle $2,500

Curator Circle Membership benefits plus:

  • Opportunities to participate in Executive Director-led trips
  • 20% discount on facility rentals

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President’s Circle $5,000

Director’s Circle Membership benefits plus:

  • Invitation to exclusive VIP events
  • Invitations to tour private collections, homes and gardens outside of the region
  • Two complimentary Contributor Memberships to give as a gift
  • 30% discount on facility rentals
  • 20% discount at MMA Museum Stores

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Benefactors’ Circle $10,000

President’s Circle Membership benefits plus:

  • Recognition as a Sponsor of Educational Programs
  • Three complimentary Contributor Memberships to give as a gift
  • Complimentary membership in the Collector’s Guild

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Connoisseurs’ Circle $15,000 

Benefactors’ Circles benefits plus:

  • Private curator-led tour of an exhibition for a small group
  • Four complimentary Contributor Memberships to give as a gift

Please call the Membership Department at 831.372.5477 x 110 to join.

Patrons’ Circle $20,000 

Connoisseurs’ Circles benefits plus:

  • Recognition as the Patron Sponsor of a Museum exhibition of mutual agreement
  • Free facility rental of MMA Pacific Street or MMA La Mirada, one use annually, based on availability (50% discount applies to subsequent rentals, unlimited)

Please call the Membership Department at 831.372.5477 x 110 to join.