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FAQs and Tax Information

Membership Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about your membership? Check here for answers to frequently asked questions. If you don’t find the answer, feel free to contact the Membership Office at membership@walkerart.org or 612-375-7655 (Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm).

When will I receive my new membership cards?

Membership packets are sent each week, so you should receive your new cards within two weeks of joining or renewing. If you would like to visit before your new cards arrive, as long as we have received your dues you can show a picture ID at the lobby desk and a visitor services staff member can look you up in our system.

Can I bring a guest when I visit the galleries?

Your membership benefits are for you. Dual-level members and above receive two guess passes annually. Guest passes live virtually in your membership account. To use them, just let the staff member welcoming you at the lobby desk know how many you would like to use and you will receive complimentary gallery tab(s) for your guest(s).

How many guests can I bring to member events?

You are welcome to bring up to two guests unless otherwise noted.

Can family or friends use my membership card?

Memberships are not transferable; only the cardholder is entitled to use the card. The cardholder must be present in order for a guest to take advantage of a member guest pass.

Can I pay for my membership through a charitable trust, foundation, or donor-advised fund?

Absolutely. Just make sure the corresponding paperwork has your name on it.

What should I do if I lose my membership card?

Please visit a lobby desk or contact the Membership Office at 612-375-7655 and membership@walkerart.org to request a replacement card. You can continue to take advantage of your membership benefits by presenting a photo ID at the lobby desk.

What is the easiest way for me to update my contact information?

Visit secure.walkerart.org and log in to change it yourself immediately. You can also mention it to a staff person at a lobby desk or contact the Membership Office at membership@walkerart.org or 612-375-7655 (Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm).

How can I check my membership status?

Visit secure.walkerart.org and log in to see your current membership level and expiration date. You can also ask at a lobby desk or contact the Membership Office at membership@walkerart.org or 612-375-7655 (Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm).

How do I start/stop receiving the online newsletter?

Just contact the Membership Office at membership@walkerart.org or 612-375-7655 (Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm) and indicate your preference.

How do I start/stop receiving Dwell magazine?

Your complimentary Dwell subscription will begin when you join the Walker and continue for an additional year when you renew your membership. You may also let us know when joining or renewing if you would like to decline this benefit. At any other time, you must cancel this gift by calling Dwell directly at 877-939-3553.

Tax Information: Estimated Benefits Value

The amount of your membership contribution that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the amount of your payment, less the value of certain membership benefits you are entitled to receive. The estimated value of the benefits is listed below for each membership level. (Opting not to receive Dwell magazine will reduce the benefits value by $20).

Individual Membership ($65)

First-time members: Estimated benefits value: $40
Renewing members: Estimated benefits value: $26

Dual Membership ($80)

First-time members: Estimated benefits value: $40
Renewing members: Estimated benefits value: $26

Family Membership ($85)

First-time members: Estimated benefits value: $40
Renewing members: Estimated benefits value: $26

Friend Membership ($125)

First-time members: Estimated benefits value: $55
Renewing members: Estimated benefits value: $41

Contemporaries Membership ($175)

First-time members: Estimated benefits value: $85
Renewing members: Estimated benefits value: $71

Associate Membership ($250—$499)

First-time members: Estimated benefits value: $95
Renewing members: Estimated benefits value: $81

Sponsor Membership ($500—$999)

First-time members: Estimated benefits value: $95
Renewing members: Estimated benefits value: $81

Founder Membership ($1,000—$1,999)

First-time members: Estimated benefits value: $95
Renewing members: Estimated benefits value: $81

Fellow Membership ($2,000—$4,999)

First-time members:
Gifts less than $4,750: Estimated benefits value: $95
Gifts $4,750 or more: Benefits may be disregarded

Renewing members:
Gifts less than $4,050: Estimated benefits value: $81
Gifts $4,050 or more: Benefits may be disregarded

Partner Membership ($5,000—$9,999)

Benefits may be disregarded

Director Membership ($10,000—$14,999)

Benefits may be disregarded

Leader Membership ($15,000—$24,999)

First-time members: Estimated benefits value: $135
Renewing members: Estimated benefits value: $121

Sustainer Membership ($25,000 and Above)

First-time members: Estimated benefits value: $335
Renewing members: Estimated benefits value: $321