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Studio Museum in Harlem Members are essential to our community and future. When you join, you help make possible our mission to support Black art and artists.

Cameron Granger and members attend the opening of Its time for me to go: 2021–22 Artist in Residence at MoMA PS1, 2022. Photo courtesy MoMA PS1

The new Studio Museum building is rising on 125th Street in the heart of Harlem. The building will allow us to expand our commitment to artists of African descent throughout their careers, to connect visitors to over 200 years of Black art history, and to serve our communities in ways never before possible.

Join as a Founding Member and be there as we open the new Studio Museum in Harlem. Founding Members will receive exclusive access to the building during the Founding Member Preview, as well as programs throughout the year that provide an insider’s view of the new Studio Museum.

Become a Founding Member

Select a Level

Members at the Activist level and above who join with auto-renew or with a two-year membership will enjoy Founding Member benefits.



Individual Members enjoy a year of core benefits for one, including a newly designed tote bag, discounts at the Studio Store, an invitation to Harlem Member Day, and a dedicated Preview of the new building.

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$170 / Year

The Activist level honors the diverse group of artists, community activists, and philanthropists who helped found the Studio Museum. 

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$500 / Year

Advocate Membership invites those who want to join in our deep commitment to advocating for artists of African descent at all stages in their careers.

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$1,200 / Year

Visionary members want to explore ideas and exhibitions at the vanguard of Black art.

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$2,500 / Year

Innovator Members want to see and experience the Studio Museum’s influence beyond Harlem. 

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$5,500 / Year

Futurist Members are invited to imagine the future together with the Studio Museum.

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Core Benefits

All Members

  • Studio Museum member tote bag
  • An invitation to Harlem Member Day, a celebration of Harlem as a site of contemporary Black art and culture
  • Exclusive member preview of the new building (stay tuned for dates!)
  • 15% discount at Studio Store, the Museum’s online shop, and additional discounts during special shopping events
  • Access to the Harlem Discount Program at participating partner shops
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Founding Members

  • Limited-edition Founding Member tote bag
  • An invitation for two to the Founding Member celebration, an inauguration celebration that recognizes the commitment and community of Founding Members
  • Founding Member Preview of the new building
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Harlem Neighborhood Discount Program

All members of the Studio Museum in Harlem receive discounts at our neighborhood partners throughout Harlem. Enjoy special discounts and deals when you present your current membership card to participating local small businesses.

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