Visionary Circle

Members at all levels receive the following benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission to the Museum and ticketed exhibitions (non-members pay up to $20 each visit!)
  • Subscription to the McNay Members magazine, Impressions, and e-newsletter, this week @ the McNay
  • 10% discount on Museum store purchases and special holiday shopping days, plus Double Discount opportunities
  • Free or discounted rates on lectures, workshops, and education programs
  • Free admission to exhibition related films, annual Print Fair, and other select McNay events
  • Entry into the McNay Library for research (by advance appointment)
  • NEW: Invitation for two (2) to area gallery, artist studio, and private collection visits
  • NEW: Opportunity for two (2) to participate in national travel with a curator
  • NEW: Listing on McNay website
  • NEW: 10% discount for photography on McNay grounds and indoor photography, by appointment

Follow this link to learn about Reciprocal Membership Programs


Benefactor $5,000

All Sponsor Member benefits, plus:

  • Free Museum admission for eight (8) guests per visit
  • NEW: A behind-the-scenes private tour with a curator for eight (8) guests
  • NEW: Invitation for two (2) to exclusive events held for Visionary Circle Members
  • NEW: Two State of the Museum addresses from McNay Director
  • NEW: 10% discount on Museum rental fees (catering not included)
  • NEW: Private tour with Texas museum directors of temporary exhibitions (Dallas Museum of Art, Kimbell Art Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)

A portion is tax deductible. The fair market value of the goods or services provided by the museum: 2 Patron Party admissions, $100.


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Philanthropist $10,000

All Benefactor Member benefits, plus:

  • Free Museum admission for ten (10) guests per visit
  • NEW: A behind-the-scenes private tour with a curator for ten (10) guests with a cocktail reception
  • NEW: A Dual/Family gift membership to the recipient of your choice

A portion is tax deductible. The fair market value of the goods or services provided by the museum: 2 Patron Party admissions, $100 and cocktail reception, $100.


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NEW: Director's Circle  $25,000

All Philanthropist Member benefits, plus:

  • Private dinner with McNay Director for six (6) guests in the collection galleries, by appointment
  • Private dinner with Distinguished Lecture speaker and McNay Director for two (2)
  • Up-close private tour with McNay Director and Curator for ten (10) guests, by appointment
  • Preview for of Museum acquisition candidates in Museum storage for two (2)
  • Private dinner with Texas Museum directors for two (2)
  • Exclusive national and international travel opportunities with the McNay Director during your active membership. Examples of national and international trips include:
    • Art Basel – Miami Beach – December 2018
    • Frieze – Los Angeles – February 2019
    • Venice Biennale – Venice, Italy – June 2019
    • New York City art shopping trip with McNay Director and Curator, Spring 2019
  • First chance to host an exclusive Visionary Circle event
  • A Family Plus gift membership for the recipient of your choice

A portion is tax deductible. The fair market value of the goods or services provided by the museum: 2 Patron Party admissions, $100, dinners, $200, and reception, $100.

All memberships are valid for 12 months. Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. The McNay Art Museum is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Membership contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Members may choose to decline any non-tax deductible benefits in writing to receive a full tax deduction for their contribution. Please allow for 2- 4 weeks from the time of your purchase to receive your new membership card(s).


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