Membership at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art connects you to our vibrant community of art lovers. With access to renowned and unique exhibitions, and grand openings for major exhibitions, SBMA provides our Members many opportunities to take part in the cultural life of the Museum.
New Members select the membership level that you would like to join below:
All Members enjoy
- Unlimited free admission per Member household*
- One year's subscription to our quarterly newsletter
- Invitations to Members-only exhibition receptions
- 10% discount on Museum Store purchases
- 10% discount on dining in the Museum Café
- Discounts on SBMA's Art Camps and workshops
- Free or reduced admission to films, lectures, gallery tours, concerts and other events
- A variety of travel opportunities each year that focus on art, architecture, and gardens, often including private visits, guest lecturers and expert guides
- New Members welcome reception
- Eligibility to join Support Groups**
General Member - $60
($60 is tax deductible)
We consider our General Members to be among our closest friends, and receive all of the benefits listed above.
Senior - $45
($45 is tax deductible)
This special rate affords all the benefits of listed above to Seniors aged 65 and over.
Student - $25
($25 is tax deductible)
This individual membership affords all the benefits listed above on presentation of valid school i.d. (limit one Member only).
Associate Patron - $125
($125 is tax deductible)
All the benefits of General membership
PLUS: Two Museum guest passes, and free reciprocal admission to over 800 art museums through the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM), Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM) and Western Museum Group (WMG)
Gallery Patron - $250
($200 is tax deductible)
All the benefits of Associate Patron membership
PLUS: Two additional Museum guest passes (four in total), and invitations to Morning Viewing Hours
Collectors' Patron - $500
($450 is tax deductible)
All the benefits of Gallery Patron membership
PLUS: Two additional Museum guest passes (six in total), and complimentary copies of Museum-published catalogues
Curators' Patron - $750
($620 is tax deductible)
All the benefits of Collectors' Patron membership
PLUS: Two additional Museum guest passes (eight in total), priority seating at quarterly Curator's Choice Lecture Series and invitations to private reception following the lectures, and 50% off purchases of Associate Patron Gift Membership
Benefactors Circle and Director's Patron
Benefactors Circle and Director's Patron Members are a dynamic and growing group of individuals whose philanthropy ensures the vitality of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Members play an integral role in furthering SBMA's work and contributing toward a vibrant arts community, and enjoy exclusive benefits and privileges, including invitations to private events.
Director's Patron - $1,500
($1,250 is tax deductible)
All the benefits of Curators' Patron membership
PLUS: Two additional Museum guest passes (ten in total), invitations to private exhibition previews, annual Director's Dialogue, and to a special annual reception at the Museum Director's residence, and a personal liaison for individualized attention.
Benefactors Circle - $3,000
($2,700 is tax deductible)
All the benefits of Director's Patron membership
PLUS: Unlimited Museum guest passes, intimate events held in our galleries or private homes, complimentary Museum-published catalogues mailed to each Member, complimentary Gallery Patron membership and Museum-published catalogues may be given as a gift, and a personal liaison for individualized attention.
*A household includes two named adults and any minor children under their charge.
**Please see the Support Group page for further information about any restrictions for joining.