Join & Give

Your membership and support fuels creativity and sparks artistic exploration.

This is a critical time for the Minnesota Museum of American Art. In late 2018, we opened the first phase of the M’s new facility, thanks to generous contributions of donors like you. And we’ve only begun! We have plans to expand the facility further next year, adding more than 13,000 square feet of new gallery spaces to show our permanent collection in 2021. Through special exhibitions, lectures, programming, and a world-class permanent collection, we strive to make the M yours — a place for reflection, rejuvenation, and inspiration.

We love our members so much! You’re our community, our biggest fans, and our greatest advocates. And we couldn’t exist without you. Thank you!

There is a membership for everyone. Find the right fit for you!


Minnesota Museum of American Art thrives because of people like you! Your contribution will support our dynamic and engaged partnerships and programs related to our St. Paul neighborhood, our Minnesota community, and our shared experiences.

Membership Benefits

Up to $99

      • Subscriptions to the M’s quarterly newsletter and e-newsletter
      • 15% discount on M merchandise and discounts on studio classes in the Josephine Adele Ford Center for Creativity
      • Neighborhood Discount Program, which entitles M members to special discounts from participating nearby retailers
      • Admission to the M is always free

Gallery Collective

      • Membership benefits, plus:
      • Reciprocal membership privileges at 900 museums across North America including admission and shop discounts. View all participating museums at

Patrons’ Circle

      • Gallery Collective benefits, plus:
      • Recognition in the M’s Annual Report and website
      • Invitations to private donor events: special access to tours of artists’ studios, galleries, and private collections

Curators’ Circle

      • Patrons’ Circle benefits, plus:
      • One free class for you or a guest in the Ford Center for Creativity
      • Gift membership: One 12-month Membership to present to a friend or family member

Collectors’ Circle

      • Curators’ Circle benefits, plus:
      • Recognition on the M’s in-gallery annual donor board
      • Exclusive invitations to travel with other M members to national and regional art destinations

Benefactors’ Circle

      • Collectors’ Circle benefits, plus:
      • Private curator-led tours of new exhibitions for you and up to 10 guests (reservations required)

Directors’ Circle

      • Benefactors’ Circle benefits, plus:
      • Invitation to a private dinner with Executive Director

Charities Review Council seal of approval

Honoring the support of our patrons is important to us at the M. With that in mind, we’re so proud to have the official seal of approval from the Charities Review Council. The council determined that the Minnesota Museum of American Art meets all their standards of nonprofit strength and accountability. That means you can be confident your investment in the M will be a sound one.