Membership Levels and Benefits



Basic Benefits

$70 Individual / $40 Student*

For one adult:

  • Free year-round ALL ACCESS admission
  • Invitation to members previews for select exhibitions
  • Invitations to members-only hours
  • Free access to members-only lectures, programs and Saturday Members Tours
  • Discounted admission to house museums Bayou Bend and Rienzi
  • Discounted tickets to MFAH Films
  • One free parking pass for single use at an MFAH garage, and discounted parking thereafter
  • Free parking when dining at Le Jardinier
  • 15% discount at Cafe Leonelli
  • 10% discount at the MFA Shop

*Full-time student with valid student ID

$95 Dual

All the INDIVIDUAL/STUDENT benefits for two adults, plus:

  • Invitation to the annual Members Holiday Party

$115 Family

All the Dual benefits, plus:

  • Benefits extended to all children 18 and under living in the member’s household
  • Discount on children’s art classes at the Museum’s Glassell School of Art
  • Invitations to family art-making programs just for members


Elevated access

$200 Patron

All the Family benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to exhibition previews exclusive to Patron-Plus levels
  • Subscription to the Museum’s publication, Magazine
  • Discount on Glassell Studio School enrollment
  • Reciprocal privileges at more than 60 U.S. museums, including the Guggenheim, Art Institute of Chicago, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

$350 Supporting—Best Value!

All the Patron benefits, plus:

  • Ten complimentary ALL ACCESS admission passes for guests
  • Invitations to exclusive ArtSmart programs
  • Reciprocal privileges at 12 art museums throughout Texas, including the Blanton Museum of Art, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio Museum of Art, and the Chinati Foundation
  • Two single-use guest passes for daytime previews

$800 Sponsor

All the Supporting benefits, plus:

  • Unlimited ALL ACCESS admission for accompanying guests
  • One complimentary exhibition catalogue of your choice
  • Four single-use guest passes for daytime members previews
  • Two complimentary passes to MFAH Films

$1,500 Benefactor

All the Sponsor benefits, plus:

  • Up to eight tickets for Patron-Plus Member Preview Receptions
  • Invitation to Leadership Circle reception with private exhibition viewing
  • Three complimentary “staff-pick” catalogues
  • Four complimentary parking passes for the MFAH parking garages
  • Six single-use guest passes for daytime members previews
  • Invitation to exclusive Behind-the-Scenes experiences

Membership contributions are tax deductible, to the extent allowed by law, in the following amounts: Student ($40), Individual ($70), Dual ($95), Family ($85), Patron ($100), Supporting ($80), Sponsor ($305), Benefactor ($870).


Premier Giving Society

Starting at $2,500

Donations of $2,500 and higher confer membership in the Leadership Circle, the Museum’s premier giving society. Leadership Circle donations make a profound difference in our service to the community, supporting activities from international exhibitions to local outreach initiatives. To learn more about Leadership Circle membership and benefits, please visit or call 713.639.7559