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As a Walker member, you support one of the world’s leading contemporary art centers while gaining access to new ideas and experiences from around the globe. In addition, you enjoy unlimited free gallery admission, ticket and dining discounts, access to member events and pre-sales, and more!

Basic Membership

Do more as a Walker member. Save with free gallery admission and ticket discounts, learn through Art School and A Think & A Drink member events, and give your support to one of the world’s leading contemporary art centers.

Individual ($65/year)

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Benefits for one:

  • Free gallery admission
  • Up to 50% off event tickets (two per event)
  • 10% Walker Art Center Shop discount
  • Invitations to special members-only events, including A Think & A Drink and Art School
  • Walker magazine subscription
  • A discounted rate of $5 for your participation in a private guided tour (regular rate $10)
  • Discounts on membership, classes, and events at select regional arts organizations
  • Discounts on more than 30 art and design magazines
  • Free one-year subscription to Dwell magazine
  • Advance notice/ticket purchase opportunities for popular events
  • Express admission during peak gallery hours
  • A welcome gift for new members and a welcome back voucher for renewing members

Dual ($80/year)

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  • All of the above benefits for two adults at the same address
  • Two guest passes annually
  • Limit four discounted tickets per event*

Family ($85/year)

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Benefits for one:

  • All of the above benefits for two adults and all children 18 and under at the same address
  • Limit as many discounted tickets per event as family members covered under the membership*

Friend ($125/year)

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  • All of the above benefits for two adults and all children 18 and under at the same address
  • Reciprocal museum membership privileges at more than 800 museums across the country

Contemporaries ($175/year)

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  • Friend-level benefits, plus:
  • Exclusive Contemporaries events for young professionals (and the young at heart)
  • Walker Film Club, which includes receptions at premieres, free screenings, advance ticket access, and more

Additional Membership Information

Guest Pass Instructions
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).

 

Private Tour Scheduling Instructions
To schedule a private guided tour of a Walker Art Center exhibition, visit the Tours page and complete the Tour Request Form at least two weeks in advance of your preferred tour date.

 

Membership List Exchanges
To assist in building our membership, the Walker Art Center periodically exchanges the names, addresses, and phone numbers of its Basic-level 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 pre-sale period.
Membership levels, benefits, and prices are subject to change without notice.

Contributing Membership

Contributing-level membership opens doors for those with a special interest in contemporary art, performance, and film, offering more access to the Walker’s exceptional programs. Our Contributing members enjoy invitations to exclusive luncheons, preview receptions with the executive director and curators, free admission to Art School, and reciprocal membership at more than 800 museums across the country.

Associate ($250-$499/year)

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Friend-level benefits plus:

  • Invitations to Contributing member receptions and luncheons
  • Listing in the Walker’s Annual Report
  • Free admission to Art School
  • Four guest passes annually

Sponsor ($500-$999/year)

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Associate-level benefits plus, plus:

  • Recognition on the lobby donor panel

Founder ($1,000-$2,499/year)

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Sponsor-level benefits, plus:

  • An invitation for cocktails and a tour of an exhibition with the executive director or chief curator.

For questions about Contributing membership levels, call the donor line at 612-375-7641 or e-mail donors@walkerart.org.

Contributing-level members may opt to receive Dwell magazine (which increases benefits value for federal income tax purposes by $20) by contacting 612.375.7641 or donors@walkerart.org.

Patron's Circle Membership

The generous commitment and leadership of Patrons’ Circle members represents the Walker Art Center’s most popular philanthropic partnership and a key source of annual operating funds. To learn more about how you can participate, please contact donors@walkerart.org or call the donor line at 612-375-7641. In appreciation of their magnanimous support, Patrons’ Circle members enjoy unique benefits at each new level of giving:

Fellow ($2,500-$4,999/year)

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Receive all the regular benefits of Walker membership, plus:

  • Invitations to Patrons’ Circle exhibition receptions and dinners with artists, curators, and the executive director
  • Invitations to exclusive Patrons’ Circle trips with Walker executive director Olga Viso and curators
  • Recognition in the Walker’s Patrons’ Circle brochure
  • An opportunity to join the Walker’s Collectors’ Council
  • Six guest passes annually

Partner ($5,000-$9,999/year)

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Fellow-level benefits, plus:

  • Access to Walker Forum, a quarterly salon exploring the intersection of art and life
  • Consultation with Walker curators on personal art acquisition and collection
  • Opportunity to schedule VIP tours for friends and family with a Walker curator

Director's Circle Membership

The steadfast generosity of Director’s Circle members represents the Walker Art Center’s most critical leadership level and its most important source of operating support, guaranteeing the continued success of the institution’s artistic and educational endeavors. In recognition of this generous philanthropic commitment, we are delighted to provide the following exclusive benefits:

Director ($10,000-$14,999/year)

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Partner-level membership plus:

  • Invitations to exclusive events with the executive director
  • An opportunity to schedule VIP behind-the-scenes tours for friends and family
  • An annual Director’s Circle dinner hosted by Walker trustees
  • Personal ticket assistance for exhibitions at museums throughout the United States
  • Annual acknowledgment in Walker magazine
  • Unlimited number of guest passes at each visit

Leader ($15,000 - $24,999)

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Director-level membership plus:

  • A complimentary exhibition catalogue of the executive director’s choosing

Benefactor ($25,000 and above)

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Leader-level membership plus:

  • Two complimentary tickets to a Patrons’ Circle Dinner

Affinity Groups

Affinity groups are a way Walker members can gather with other individuals who have similar interests and delve into the world of film, performing arts, or visual arts. Walker affinity groups require a minimum level of membership, plus additional fees for participation. For more information, please contact donors@walkerart.org or call the donor line at 612-375-7641.