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Giving Circles

Engage with art explorers and aficionados by joining one of MCASD's membership groups, Giving Circles or Affinity Groups. From Field Trips to exclusive travel opportunities, artist studio visits to private home events, our supporters gain insider access to artists, curators, and collectors with a passion for art. We are excited to get to know you and celebrate the beauty and passion of art. Here’s how you can support the art of our time and MCASD:

Curator’s Circle

Support the art you love on a deeper level by making a gift to join the Curator’s Circle. This core group of donors has the opportunity to engage with art in a curated way offering deeper engagement with the art while providing a solid foundation of funding for the mission, vision and values of MCASD.

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Patron

$1,000

Benefits:

  • Unlimited free general admission for 2 Members at both MCASD locations

  • Published gift recognition

  • Priority access to artist-made retails pieces

  • complimentary guest passes

  • 10% off Museum dining and shopping (excluding alcoholic beverages and artist-made retail pieces)

  • Priority registration for Museum programs

  • Free admission to over 1,000 museums nationwide with the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) and Museum Alliance Reciprocal Program (MARP) program benefits

  • Access to curated Digital Content

  • Member discounts on the Field Trip Program

  • Parking perks and discounts

  • Behind the scenes experiences

  • Access to artists

  • Art for All offering of one Discovery membership


Advocate

$2,500

Benefits:

  • Unlimited free general admission for 2 Members at both MCASD locations
  • Annual invitation to a Director’s Circle event
  • Published gift recognition
  • Priority access to artist-made retails pieces
  • 5 complimentary guest passes
  • 10% off Museum dining and shopping (excluding alcoholic beverages and artist-made retail pieces)
  • Priority registration for Museum programs
  • Free admission to over 1,000 museums nationwide with the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) and Museum Alliance Reciprocal Program (MARP) program benefits
  • Access to curated Digital Content
  • Member discounts on the Field Trip Program
  • Parking perks and discounts
  • Behind the scenes experiences
  • Access to artists
  • Art for All offering of two Discovery memberships

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Benefactor

$5,000

Benefits:

  • Unlimited free general admission for 2 Members at both MCASD locations
  • Private curator-led tour of MCASD exhibitions (by appointment)
  • Annual invitation to a Director’s Circle event
  • Published gift recognition
  • Priority access to artist-made retails pieces
  • 5 complimentary guest passes
  • 10% off Museum dining and shopping (excluding alcoholic beverages and artist-made retail pieces)
  • Priority registration for Museum programs
  • Free admission to over 1,000 museums nationwide with the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) and Museum Alliance Reciprocal Program (MARP) program benefits
  • Access to curated Digital Content
  • Member discounts on the Field Trip Program
  • Parking perks and discounts
  • Behind the scenes experiences
  • Access to artists
  • Art for All offering of two Discovery memberships and two General Admission to MCASD

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Director's Circle

This committed philanthropic circle experiences contemporary art in a tailored and personalized way. Your contribution provides critical support for the mission, vision and values of MCASD, our award-winning and diverse education programs, captivating exhibitions, and outreach to the community. To learn more about ways of giving, please contact Stewardship and Annual Fund Manager Paige Kobdish-Raney at (858) 454-3541 x398 or pkobdishraney@mcasd.org..

Contemporary Collector

$7,500

Benefits:

  • Unlimited free general admission for 2 Members at both MCASD locations
  • High level access to the Director and Curators
  • In-home events and special programming
  • Invited to join one domestic art tour per year as part of the Museum's Travel Program. Led by an MCASD curator, these excursions offer behind-the-scenes access to contemporary artists, private collections, and the most significant museums, galleries, and art spaces in the U.S.
  • Access to VIP passes to select regional art fairs with curator-led tours (as available)
  • Donor Recognition in Annual Reports
  • Private curator-led tour of MCASD exhibitions (by appointment)
  • Priority access to artist-made retails pieces
  • 5 complimentary guest passes
  • 10% off Museum dining and shopping (excluding alcoholic beverages and artist-made retail pieces)
  • Priority registration for Museum programs
  • Free admission to over 1,000 museums nationwide with the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) and Museum Alliance Reciprocal Program (MARP) program benefits
  • Access to curated Digital Content
  • Member discounts on the Field Trip Program
  • Parking perks and discounts
  • Behind the scenes experiences
  • Access to artists
  • Art for All offering of two Discovery memberships and two General Admission to La Jolla

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International Collector

$12,500

Benefits:

  • Unlimited free general admission for 2 Members at both MCASD locations
  • High level access to the Director and Curators
  • In-home events and special programming
  • Invited to join one domestic art tour per year as part of the Museum's Travel Program. Led by an MCASD curator, these excursions offer behind-the-scenes access to contemporary artists, private collections, and the most significant museums, galleries, and art spaces in the U.S.
  • Invitation to travel to an international destination with The David C. Copley Director and CEO as part of the Museum's Travel Program. International Collectors’ trips are led by experts in contemporary and modern art and include exclusive access to the world’s top collections and artists’ studios as well as special receptions and dinners
  • Access to VIP passes to select regional art fairs with curator-led tours (as available)
  • Donor Recognition in Annual Reports
  • Private curator-led tour of MCASD exhibitions (by appointment)
  • Priority access to artist-made retails pieces
  • 5 complimentary guest passes
  • 10% off Museum dining and shopping (excluding alcoholic beverages and artist-made retail pieces)
  • Priority registration for Museum programs
  • Free admission to over 1,000 museums nationwide with the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) and Museum Alliance Reciprocal Program (MARP) program benefits
  • Access to curated Digital Content
  • Member discounts on the Field Trip Program
  • Parking perks and discounts
  • Behind the scenes experiences
  • Access to artists
  • Art for All offering of two Discovery memberships and two General Admission to MCASD

JOIN


Acquisition Affinity Group

Are you inspired by the thought of belonging to a group of patrons who learn about works of art that the Museum would like to acquire? Choosing to be a part of this affinity gives you the unique opportunity to participate in the selection process of acquisition works selected by MCASD’s Curators and Collections Committee. The Annual Acquisition Celebration will be the culmination event where selected works added to the permanent collection are announced and celebrated.

Acquisition Affinity Group members must support MCASD as a member at the Wanderlust level or higher and make an additional gift of $1,000 or more to join this group. This donation is fully tax deductible and 100% supports the purchase of art to be added to the Museum’s collection.

To learn more or to join the Acquisition Affinity Group, please contact Stewardship and Annual Fund Manager Paige Kobdish-Raney at (858) 454-3541 x398 or pkobdishraney@mcasd.org.