Become a Member

Join today to be part of a unique community of supporters and for greater access to our exhibitions and exclusive programming.  

Members provide critical support to The Studio Museum in Harlem as we construct our new home on 125th Street in the heart of Harlem. In addition to receiving invitations to exclusive events and programs online and at partner institutions throughout New York City, Members enjoy insider updates on our historic building project. 

General Membership Levels

Individual - $75

  • 15% discount at Studio Store, the Museum’s online shop, and additional discounts during special shopping events
  • Studio Museum Member tote bag
  • Cardholder privileges to partnering institutions in New York City
  • Advance notice of Studio Museum programs, including exhibitions and public programs organized in partnership with arts and cultural institutions
  • Subscription to Studio Notes, the Museum’s bi-weekly e-mail newsletter featuring programming announcements, Studio Magazine articles, permanent collection highlights, and much more
  • Access to the Harlem Neighborhood Discount Program, enjoy discounts and deals at participating partners.



Supporter - $150

All the benefits of Individual membership for two adults at the same address and children under 18 years of age, plus
  • Member privileges of the North American Reciprocal Museum Program allowing free or discounted Member admission to over 700 museums in the United States, including the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, ICA Miami, The de Young Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and many more



Associate - $300

All the benefits of Supporter membership, plus
  • A one-year print subscription to Studio magazine, the Museum's award-winning publication that focuses on contemporary artists of African descent



Donor - $500

All the benefits of Associate membership, plus
  • A special membership gift from the Studio Museum that celebrates your patronage and reflects the Studio Museum’s continued dynamic work inspired and influenced by Black culture



Benefactor - $1,000

All the benefits of Donor membership, plus
  • Invitations to exclusive events
  • An invitation to the annual Spring Luncheon (ticketed event)
  • Reserved seating at the annual Lea K. Green Artist Talk, an annual talk that brings together artists and cultural luminaries for critical dialogue on art and society





Premier Membership Levels

Studio Society - $2,000

All the benefits of Benefactor membership, plus
  • Exclusive programming for Studio Society Members


Studio Society Steering Committee - $3,000

All the benefits of Studio Society membership, plus
  • VIP passes to select art fairs including Frieze, I-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, The Armory Show, and more



Director's Council - $5,500

All the benefits of Studio Society Steering Committee, plus
  • An invitation to the annual Artist-in-Residence Open Studios preview
  • An annual event with the Studio Museum's Director and Chief Curator



Additional Membership Levels

Questions?  Email or call 212.864.4500  

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Harlem Neighborhood Discount Program

Harlem Neighborhood Discount Program

Members of The Studio Museum in Harlem receive discounts at our neighborhood partners throughout Harlem.