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About Membership

At MCASD, we want you to continually discover new ways to experience, support and learn from the Museum’s programs. We hope exploring our galleries and community becomes part of your lifestyle. Our Membership levels—Discovery, Wanderlust, Enthusiast and Ardent—make up The Community: A place where we can experience our ever-changing world through the prism of contemporary art together and often.

General Membership Benefits for All Levels:

— Annual free unlimited admission to MCASD La Jolla
— Personalized digital membership card(s)
— 10% discount on purchases at The Shop and The Kitchen at MCASD
— Invitations to Members' Exhibition Receptions
— Complimentary or discounted tickets for MCASD programs and events

All Memberships are valid for a year from date of purchase. Renewals are automatically charged on the membership expiration day unless opted out by the member. Auto-renewal reminders are sent two months before expiration and the month of expiration.

All Memberships are fully tax deductible.

Discovery – $96

Discover a place to belong; discover a new community.

Package includes all Membership benefits, plus:

— 1 Complimentary Guest Pass

— Sponsors 1 General Admissions to MCASD La Jolla through Art for All.


Wanderlust – $180

Wander further into the world of art and share the experience with friends or family members.

Package includes all Discovery benefits, plus:

— 1 Additional Complimentary Guest Pass (Total of 2)

— Complimentary reciprocal admission nationwide (Mod/Co, ROAM).

— Sponsors 2 General Admissions to MCASD La Jolla through Art for All.


Enthusiast – $300

Connect with your inner art aficionado and enter a deeper dive into MCASD.

Package includes all Wanderlust benefits, plus:

— Complimentary reciprocal admission nationwide (Mod/Co, ROAM, NARM).

— Sponsors 2 General Admissions to MCASD La Jolla through Art for All.


Ardent – $500

Our top level of supporters sharing an interest in fostering a thriving arts community, an enthusiasm for learning, collecting, creating, and more.

Package includes all Enthusiast benefits, plus:

— Invitation to Annual Holiday Gathering.

— Sponsors 2 General Admissions to MCASD La Jolla through Art for All.


Art Pass

Art Pass is a free Membership to MCASD available to San Diego County and Tijuana residents between the ages of 18 to 26 years old. Enjoy unlimited admission, invitations to member events and programs, and more!

Interested? Please apply online here.

Applications may take 7-10 business days to process. *Must provide birthday for age verification.

Avant Garde

Avant Garde is MCASD’s group of young professionals, budding art enthusiasts, collectors, and creators. The focus of the group is behind the scenes access to the arts and offers Members networking opportunities among artists, curators, collectors and their peers. This special add-on to any membership level invites you to join exclusive experiences at the Museum, field trips to notable collections or galleries, and special gatherings and events. You will be a part of an influential network of art lovers and philanthropists who are committed to MCASD all the while expanding your understanding of art.

Annual Avant Garde access can be added to any Membership level upon adding it to your shopping cart. For those interested in adding Avant Garde to your membership mid-term, or to a single Discovery membership, please contact

Interested in taking your support to the next level? Learn about MCASD's Giving Circles.