Friends of Art

Supporting the museum

As the largest group of Nelson-Atkins supporters, Friends of Art (FOA) make an enormous collective impact on our nonprofit museum— and the whole community. Passionate and engaged, our FOA members’ support through annual memberships helps ensure the museum remains a thriving, growing, ever-changing source of artistic inspiration to all who enter.

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Membership ranges from $70 to $500. Memberships may not be refunded or transferred to another person.

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Individual+ $70
  • 1 member card
  • Free exhibition tickets for member and a guest each visit
  • 20% discount on studio art classes
  • Member preview days and member-only hours for exhibitions
  • Invitation to featured exhibition member events
  • Souvenirs at cultural festivals
  • 100% tax deductible
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Duo+ $125
  • 2 member cards
  • Free exhibition tickets for members and 2 guests each visit
  • Reciprocal privileges at 300+ museums
  • Bi-annual date night event
  • All the benefits of FOA Individual+
  • $115 tax deductible
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Family $160
  • 2 cards for adult members, plus up to 3 cards for children ages 13+
  • Early registration for studio art classes
  • Free exhibition tickets for members and guests each visit (up to 5 total tickets)
  • Early registration for classes and events
  • 20% discount on gift memberships
  • Reciprocal privileges at 500+ museums
  • All the benefits of FOA Duo+
  • $140 tax deductible
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Art Explorer $250
  • 3 cards for adult members, plus up to 3 cards for children ages 13+
  • Reciprocal privileges at 1000+ museums
  • Annual Art Insiders event with curator access
  • All the benefits of FOA Family
  • Free exhibition tickets for members and guests each visit (up to 6 tickets total)
  • $230 tax deductible
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Art Lover $500
  • 3 cards for adult members, plus up to 3 cards for children ages 13+
  • Invitation to 1 Society of Fellows (SOF) exhibition opening per year
  • Opportunity to participate in the Committee of 100 (C100) at no additional cost
  • All the benefits of FOA Art Explorer
  • $445 tax deductible
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