Deepen your involvement with our museum and multiply the transformative power of arts and cultures by joining the Friends Circles. With your support and leadership, the museum can connect thousands of learners with the arts of Asia and the United States.
All Friends Circles members receive the benefits of Friends membership, plus:
- Invitations to members-only programs with curators and other museum experts
- Invitation to annual Friends Day for behind-the-scenes programming at the museum
PATRONS’ CIRCLE ($1,500–$2,999)
Join the Patrons’ Circle to take your place in this remarkable community of philanthropists, and promote the diverse cultures of Asia through the arts.
Patrons’ Circle members enjoy:
- Invitations to select exhibition opening receptions
- Invitation to annual Friends Day program and the Friends Day Dinner ($)
- Invitation to Friends weekend in New York City during Asia Week ($)
The value of Patrons’ Circle benefits is $300, and the remainder is tax deductible.
BENEFACTORS’ CIRCLE ($3,000–$4,999)
Join the Benefactors’ Circle to deepen your commitment to our mission, and explore the arts of Asia and the United States within and beyond the galleries.
Enjoy the privileges of the Patrons’ Circle, plus:
- Invitations to the annual Friends Day and gratis invitations to Friends Day Dinner
- Priority invitations to the Friends weekend in New York City during Asia Week ($)
- Priority reserved seating at select public programs, concerts, and films (up to four seats)
The value of Benefactors’ Circle benefits is $600, and the remainder is tax deductible.
FOUNDERS’ CIRCLE ($5,000–$9,999)
Join the Founders’ Circle to expand the museum’s global reach, and participate in preeminent staff conversations and museum events.
Enjoy the privileges of the Benefactors’ Circle, plus:
- Prominent acknowledgement at the entrances to both galleries
- Priority access to major exhibitions
- Priority booking of museum space for private events ($)
The value of Founders’ Circle benefits is $600, and the remainder is tax deductible.
SPONSORS’ CIRCLE ($10,000–$19,999)
Join the Sponsors’ Circle to become a guardian of the museum’s future, and step behind the scenes into exclusive museum experiences.
Enjoy the privileges of the Founders’ Circle, plus:
- Invitations to exclusive behind-the-scenes events with curators, conservators, artists, and museum leadership
- Personalized tour of the collections for you and four guests
The value of Sponsors’ Circle benefits is $600, and the remainder is tax deductible.
LEADERSHIP CIRCLE ($20,000 and above)
Join the Leadership Circle to champion the museum at the highest level of membership, and engage one on one with museum experts and collections.
Enjoy the privileges of the Sponsors’ Circle, plus:
- Private meeting with the curator, conservator, or museum staff member of your choice
- Curator-led tour of a major exhibition for you and four guests (upon request)
- Copy of museum publication inscribed by the author
- Invitation for a travel opportunity with museum staff and experts (as available)
The value of Leadership Circle benefits is $650, and the remainder is tax deductible.
For more information, please contact our membership team at 202.633.0430 or FriendsNMAA@si.edu.
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*In response to public health protocols, the Smithsonian may opt for virtual programs to replace on-site or in-person events.
($) Denotes extra charge