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Basic Membership

Do more as a Walker member. Save with free gallery admission and ticket discounts, dive deeper at Member Nights, and make a difference by supporting one of the world’s leading contemporary art centers.

Save $10 by joining or gifting membership in December.

To learn more about general membership, please contact membership@walkerart.org or call the Member Line at 612.375.7655.

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Benefits for one:

  • Free gallery admission for you, every day
  • Free and discounted tickets to the Walker Cinema and stage for you and a guest
  • 10% off in the Walker Shop and Cardamom restaurant, increased to 20% during Member Days
  • Exclusive digital and in-person Member Nights, featuring private tours and behind-the-scenes looks
  • First and free access to After Hours exhibition preview parties
  • Free screenings of new independent films
  • Walker magazine subscription
  • Welcome gift for new members and a thank you voucher for renewing members

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Individual benefits, plus:

  • Free gallery admission for two, every day
  • Free and discounted tickets to the Walker Cinema and stage for four
  • First and free access to After Hours exhibition preview parties for two

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Dual benefits, plus:

  • $5 guest admission, every day
  • $10 discount on Walker gift memberships
  • 20% discount on private tours for kids

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Family benefits, plus:

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Travelers benefits, plus:

  • Summer and winter parties with private mini golf and film experiences
  • First access to popular screenings, performances, and festival tickets
Purchase $5 Gallery Guest Tickets

Members at the Family level and above can purchase $5 guest admission tickets in person at the Main Lobby desk, over the phone at 612-375-7600, or online.

 

Membership List Exchanges

To assist in building our membership, the Walker Art Center periodically exchanges the names, addresses, and phone numbers of its general members with other arts and cultural organizations, which may solicit or make other contact with you by mail. If you do not want your information shared, please call the Membership Office.

For select events, there is a two ticket limit per membership during the member presale period.

Membership levels, benefits, and prices are subject to change without notice.

Contributing Membership

Contributing-level membership opens doors for those with a passion for contemporary art, performance, and film, offering more access to the Walker’s exceptional programs.

To learn more about Contributing membership, please contact donors@walkerart.org or call the Donor Line at 612.375.7641.

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Contemporaries benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to exhibition-opening receptions
  • Invitations to curator-led exhibition tours and luncheons
  • Two complimentary parking vouchers annually
  • Acknowledgement in the Walker’s Annual Report

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Associate-level benefits, plus:

  • Four gallery guest passes annually
  • Recognition in the Main Lobby donor panel

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Friends-level benefits, plus:

  • A curator-led exhibition tour and reception
  • Four complimentary parking vouchers annually

DONOR CIRCLES

Circle members are at the center of an engaging group of art enthusiasts and supporters who immerse themselves in today’s global art scene while experiencing an insider’s view of the Walker.

To learn more about Circle membership, please contact donors@walkerart.org or call the donor line at 612.375.7641.

The significant commitment of Patrons’ Circle members represents the Walker’s most popular philanthropic partnership and a vital source of annual operating funds.

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Partner benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to exhibition-opening dinners with Walker leadership, curators, and artists
  • Curator’s Council events offering intellectual and social exchange as well as complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres
  • Access to the Walker Travel Program, featuring luxe trips to art destinations around the world
  • Recognition in the Annual Fund brochure

The Advocate’s Circle brings together art enthusiasts, creative professionals, and patrons who share a commitment to the arts and the Twin Cities’ vibrant cultural community.

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Patron’s Circle benefits, plus:

  • Personal collection consultation with Walker curators
  • Six gallery guest passes annually

Director’s Circle Membership

The steadfast generosity of Director’s Circle members represents the Walker’s most vital source of philanthropic support, guaranteeing the continued success of the institution’s artistic and educational endeavors.

To learn more about how you can participate, please contact patrons@walkerart.org or call the donor line at 612.375.7641.

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Advocate’s Circle benefits, plus:

  • A weekend of art experiences in New York with the executive director
  • Complimentary exhibition catalogue of the executive director’s choosing
  • Recognition in Walker magazine

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Ambassador benefits, plus:

  • Opportunity to schedule tours with Walker curators
  • Unlimited gallery guest passes

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Leader benefits, plus:

  • Private tours and visits with the Executive Director

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