Gift Memberships

Friends of Art

Members are the Art & Soul of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Not only does membership keep the museum FREE and accessible to all, membership also comes with great perks! Free parking, free exhibition tickets for cardholders and guests, discounts, and exclusive event invitations are included in every FOA membership level! That’s an awful lot to fit in a gift box…  
Purchasing a membership for yourself or renewing your membership? Click here!

All benefits are cumulative.

Questions? Email the Membership Team at

Individual+ $70
  • 1 member card
  • Free parking in the museum garage
  • Free exhibition tickets for member and 1 guest
  • Invitations to member-only events
Duo+ $125
  • 2 member cards
  • Free exhibition tickets for members and 2 guests
  • Reciprocal benefits at 400+ museums
  • Invitations to member date nights
Family $160
  • Up to 5 member cards
  • Free exhibition tickets for members and 5 guests
  • Early registration access for studio art classes
Art Explorer $250
  • Up to 6 member cards
  • Reciprocal benefits at 1000+ museums
  • Free exhibition tickets for members and 6 guests
Art Lover $500
  • Up to 6 member cards
  • Exclusive event invitations
  • Opportunity to participate in the Committee of 100 (C100)
  • Free exhibition tickets for members and 6 guests



    When will my gift recipient receive their member cards and welcome packet?

    Membership packets take around 3 weeks to arrive. Gift memberships must be purchased by December 1 to arrive in homes before December 25.  Mail will likely be delayed over the holidays. You may also purchase gift memberships in person at the museum during museum hours – 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, & Mondays and 10 a.m.–9 p.m. on Thursdays & Fridays.

    When will my gift recipient start receiving membership emails, allowing them to set up their online account?

    In order not to spoil the surprise, all gift memberships purchased between November 15 and December 31 will receive their welcome email on January 7, 2024.

    I would like to gift a Young Friends of Art Membership, how do I do that?

    Young Friends of Art memberships are the perfect gift for the art-loving young professional between 21-40. They are available at the Individual, Duo, or Family level.

    Click here to gift a YFA Individual membership.

    Click here to gift a YFA Duo membership.

    Click here to gift a YFA Family membership.

    Can I set up a payment plan for my gift membership?

    No, gifted memberships must be paid for in full at time of purchase.

    I got a 20% discount code in my email, can I use that to renew my membership, or purchase a membership for myself?

    No, the 20% discount code only applies to gift membership purchases. It is not valid on renewals or new, personal memberships.

    Can I buy now and gift later?

    Memberships begin the day they are purchased and expire 12 months later. If you would like to purchase a membership to be redeemed later, please contact the membership team at November gift membership purchases have the option to activated in December and expire in December 2024.