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Cincinnati Art Museum Membership

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Become a CAM Member today

The museum is currently open with advanced online registration. Members have special access to the museum each Saturday and Sunday during Members Mornings from 10-11 a.m. The museum is open to the public Thursdays from 11a.m.–8 p.m. and Fridays through Sundays from 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

In addition to Member Morning hours, members enjoy free admission to special exhibitions, invitations to exclusive events, discounts when shopping and dining, as well as program discounts and many more benefits!

Memberships help support the museum 365 days a year.

Join the level that is right for you

Must have valid College/University ID

Enjoy free tickets to special exhibitions, an e-newsletter subscription, plus discounts on programs, in the Museum Shop, and in the Terrace Café. You must be a full-time student at an accredited school to receive this membership.

 

Join/Renew

Benefits include:

  • Free admission to paid exhibitions
  • Invitations to member only exhibition openings, appreciation and preview days
  • Invitations to Consult-a-Curator events
  • 10% off in the Terrace Café and the Museum Shop
  • 20% off gift memberships
  • 50% off select programs, lectures and workshops
  • Priority registration to select museum events
  • Members only hours on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Member discount days in the Museum Shop
  • Subscription to the Member Magazine
  • Member preferred parking
  • Opportunity to join museum Friend and Affiliate groups 

Enjoy free tickets to special exhibitions, an e-newsletter subscription, plus discounts on programs, in the Museum Shop, and in the Terrace Café.

 

Join/Renew

Benefits include:

  • Free admission to paid exhibitions
  • Invitations to member only exhibition openings, appreciation and preview days
  • Invitations to Consult-a-Curator events
  • 10% off in the Terrace Café and the Museum Shop
  • 20% off gift memberships
  • 50% off select programs, lectures and workshops
  • Priority registration to select museum events
  • Members only hours on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Member discount days in the Museum Shop
  • Subscription to the Member Magazine
  • Member preferred parking
  • Opportunity to join museum Friend and Affiliate groups

Receive the same perks as individuals but designed for the whole family. This level covers 2 named adults and any children or grandchildren under the age of 18. Also, enjoy free tickets to Madcap Puppet performances and reciprocal membership benefits to other Ohio museums.

 

Join/Renew

Benefits include:

  • Reciprocal membership benefits to select museums in Ohio through the Ohio Museum Reciprocal Membership Program
  • Free admission to paid exhibitions
  • Invitations to member only exhibition openings, appreciation and preview days
  • Invitations to Consult-a-Curator events
  • 10% off in the Terrace Café and the Museum Shop
  • 20% off gift memberships
  • 50% off select programs, lectures and workshops
  • Priority registration to select museum events
  • Members only hours on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Member discount days in the Museum Shop
  • Subscription to the Member Magazine
  • Member preferred parking
  • Opportunity to join museum Friend and Affiliate groups

You and your family will receive the same benefits of a Family membership, plus one guest pass to be used at every visit, additional reciprocal membership privileges to over 1,000 museums and galleries across North America, a $15 gift certificate to the Museum Shop, the opportunity to join one museum Friend Group for free and recognition in the Annual Report.

 

Join/Renew

$135 is tax deductible

Benefits include:

  • One guest pass to use at every visit
  • $15 gift certificate to the Museum Shop
  • Recognition in the Annual Report
  • Complimentary membership in one CAM Friends Group
  • Reciprocal membership privileges to over 1,000 museums and galleries through the North American Reciprocal Museum Program
  • Reciprocal membership benefits to select museums in Ohio through the Ohio Museum Reciprocal Membership Program
  • Free admission to paid exhibitions
  • Invitations to member only exhibition openings, appreciation and preview days
  • Invitations to Consult-a-Curator events
  • 10% off in the Terrace Café and the Museum Shop
  • 20% off gift memberships
  • 50% off select programs, lectures and workshops
  • Priority registration to select museum events
  • Members only hours on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Member discount days in the Museum Shop
  • Subscription to the Member Magazine
  • Member preferred parking
  • Opportunity to join museum Friend and Affiliate groups

Receive the same benefits of the Collector level, plus two guest passes to be used at every visit, additional reciprocal benefits to another 50 museums and galleries,  a $30 gift certificate to the Museum Shop, a complimentary exhibition catalog and the opportunity to join two Friends Groups for free.

 

Join/Renew

$230 is tax deductible

Benefits include:

  • Two guest passes to use at every visit
  • Complimentary exhibition catalog
  • $30 gift certificate to the Museum Shop
  • Complimentary membership in two CAM Friends Group
  • Recognition in the Annual Report
  • Reciprocal membership privileges to over 1,000 museums and galleries through the North American Reciprocal Museum Program
  • Reciprocal membership benefits to select museums in Ohio through the Ohio Museum Reciprocal Membership Program
  • Free admission to paid exhibitions
  • Invitations to member only exhibition openings, appreciation and preview days
  • Invitations to Consult-a-Curator events
  • 10% off in the Terrace Café and the Museum Shop
  • 20% off gift memberships
  • 50% off select programs, lectures and workshops
  • Priority registration to select museum events
  • Members only hours on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Member discount days in the Museum Shop
  • Subscription to the Member Magazine
  • Member preferred parking
  • Opportunity to join museum Friend and Affiliate groups

In addition to all the other benefits of membership, you will receive a $60 gift certificate to the museum and an exclusive invitation for two to an event with the museum director.

 

Join/Renew

$450 is tax deductible

Benefits include:

  • Exclusive invitation for two to an event with the Art Museum Director
  • $60 gift certificate to the Museum Shop
  • Two guest passes to use at every visit
  • Complimentary exhibition catalog
  • Complimentary membership in two CAM Friends Group
  • Recognition in the Annual Report
  • Reciprocal membership privileges to over 1,000 museums and galleries through the North American Reciprocal Museum Program
  • Reciprocal membership benefits to select museums in Ohio through the Ohio Museum Reciprocal Membership Program
  • Free admission to paid exhibitions
  • Invitations to member only exhibition openings, appreciation and preview days
  • Invitations to Consult-a-Curator events
  • 10% off in the Terrace Café and the Museum Shop
  • 20% off gift memberships
  • 50% off select programs, lectures and workshops
  • Priority registration to select museum events
  • Members only hours on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Member discount days in the Museum Shop
  • Subscription to the Member Magazine
  • Member preferred parking
  • Opportunity to join museum Friend and Affiliate groups

Thank you for considering this sustainable, eco-friendly option to renew your membership! When you click Join/Renew Now, you will be able to enroll in auto-renewal by checking the box next to "renew this membership automatically when it expires."

By enrolling, you will no longer need to keep track of expiration dates, call to renew your membership or arriving at the museum with guests to realize that your membership is lapsed. With auto-renewal, you save time and your contributions stretch further!

See below for frequently asked questions about auto-renewal.

 

Q. What information do you need to process my auto-renewal?

A. The transaction will look and feel like a regular online membership payment. Your credit card information is securely kept on file in your record. Your credit card information is stored in such a way that it cannot be used for any transaction except for auto-renewal of your membership. So, you will still need to provide payment information for transactions on other items, such as tickets, merchandise, etc.

Q. When does my membership renew?

A. Your membership will renew on your renewal date. You will receive your membership cards in the mail in two to three weeks.

Q. What amount will I be charged for future terms of membership?

A. Discounts and promotions do not auto-renew. Your auto-renewal charge will be for the regular price amount of your membership level.

Q. My circumstance has changed. How do I update my future auto-renew transactions?

A. You can upgrade your membership at any time by contacting the Membership Department. For cancellation of future auto-renewals, please contact the Membership Department at least three weeks before your renewal date.

Always stay up-to-date by subscribing to our e-newsletter

Will the museum extend my membership if it was impacted by closure due to COVID-19?

The museum requests your consideration of donating the missing weeks of membership back to the museum, to help ensure the museum has the necessary funds to continue to operate and maintain a world-class facility. Active members are also able to request an adjusted expiration date to restore the remaining balance impacted by the museum’s closure. To request an extension, please contact our Membership Department at [email protected] or by calling 513-639.2966.

How do I register for tickets online?

Advanced online registration is required. Register for tickets here. Sign in by entering your email and password associated with your membership account. Select your date of visit and preferred time for entry. Electronic tickets will be sent to the email you submitted. Please be prepared to present your tickets at the front door.

How do I register my membership online?

Register your membership and create a profile here. If you encounter errors or have difficulty logging in, please email [email protected] or by calling 513-639-2966.

I need to cancel my reservation.

Please email [email protected] to cancel a reservation.

I want to bring a guest; do I get a discount on their exhibition admission?

You are eligible to bring a guest depending on the level of membership (View level benefits above for more information)

How long is my membership active?

Your membership expires one year from the date of purchase, at the end of the month. If you decide to renew early, your membership will extend an additional year from its current expiration date.

How long does it take to receive my membership card?

Your membership cards take approximately two to three weeks to arrive in the mail. They will be attached to an acknowledgement letter that you can use for tax purposes (See membership descriptions for tax deductibility at each level). If you have not received your card after three weeks, please email [email protected] or call 513-639-2966. In the meantime, you can ask for a temporary card at the front desk.

I have not received my membership card in the mail and I want to visit the museum, what can I do?

Your membership is active from the moment of purchase, whether that is online, on-site or by calling our Membership Department. When visiting the museum, please let our staff know if you are a member so that we may honor your benefits and provide you with a temporary membership card.

I lost my membership card, what should I do?

If you have misplaced your membership card, please email [email protected] or call 513-639-2966 to have a new card sent to you.

When can I renew or upgrade my membership?

You can renew or upgrade your membership at any time. If you decide to renew early, your membership will extend an additional year from its current expiration date. To renew or upgrade, log in to your account, and click the membership level you would like to add to your cart.

How can I purchase a gift membership?

Current members receive a 20% discount on all gift membership purchases. Click here or call 513-639-2966.

How do I update my contact information?

Please call 513-639-2966 or email [email protected] with your new contact information. Please include your name, ID number and your previous address.  

Are memberships refundable or exchangeable?

No, memberships are not refundable or exchangeable.

Is my membership tax-deductible?

By following 501(3)c guidelines, you are able to deduct museum membership fees. Please see membership descriptions for tax deductible amount at each level.

Founders Society Levels

  • Invitations to receptions and select exhibition openings
  • National travel opportunities with the Art Museum Director
  • Invitations to the Women’s Luncheon and Lecture Series
  • Opportunity to attend exclusive lectures, receptions and events
  • Reciprocal membership privileges to over 300 museums and galleries across North America through North American Reciprocal Museum Members, Museum Alliance Reciprocal Members and Art Museum Reciprocal Membership Program 
  • Reciprocal membership benefits to select museums in Ohio through the Ohio Museum Reciprocal Membership Program 
  • Complimentary membership in three (3) CAM Friends Groups
  • Complimentary catalog from an Art Museum special exhibition
  • Subscription to the CAM Calendar and Members Magazine
  • Invitations to Consult-a-Curator events
  • 10% discount at the Art Museum Shop and Terrace Café
  • Free or discounted tickets to CAM programs and events
  • 20% off gift memberships
  • Invitations to Appreciation and Preview Days at the Art Museum Shop
  • Preferred parking in Museum lots
  • Benefits from previous level, plus:
  • Complimentary membership in an unlimited number of CAM Friends Groups
  • Invitation to the Patron Dinner, the annual black tie dinner with Art Museum Trustees
  • Benefits from previous level, plus:
  • International travel opportunities with the Art Museum Director
  • Complimentary catalogues from all Art Museum special exhibitions
  • A private consultation with an Art Museum curator in your home
  • Private tour for up to six guests
  • Invitation to the Annual Shareholders meeting
  • Benefits from previous level, plus:
  • Invitation for two to a dinner with Art Museum Director
  • Discounted fee for a Cincinnati Art Museum event rental
  • Benefits from previous level, plus:
  • Invitation to an exclusive private party with the Art Museum Director
  • Benefits from previous level, plus:
  • Opportunity to host an event at the Art Museum without a rental fee
  • Private tour of the Art Museum or special exhibition with the Director, followed by complimentary refreshments, for up to twelve guests
  • Benefits from previous level, plus:
  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor on one special exhibition or Art Museum program

Member Mornings

Members are welcome to wander the museum every Saturday and Sunday from 10–11 a.m. before we open to the public on select days. See full calendar for dates

Consult-A-Curator

Learn more about artwork from your private collection with expert advice from our curators and conservators. Twice a year, the museum hosts this members-only event. Details

Member Openings

Celebrate exclusive openings to special exhibitions with the museum. Invitations will be mailed to members for exhibitions openings. See full calendar for dates

CAM Friends

CAM Friends enjoy special benefits, including invitations to exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of permanent collections, visits to private collections and artists’ studios, and special lectures and discussions led by curators and guest speakers.

Reciprocity Membership

As a member at the Family level or above, you have access to reciprocal membership benefits for many museums and galleries across the state and country.

Gift Membership

Give the gift of a diverse, encyclopedic art collection of over 67,000 objects spanning 6,000 years of human history! Current Art Museum Members receive a 20% discount on all gift membership purchases.

 

For more information about Membership, contact the Membership Department at [email protected] or (513) 639-2966. Office Hours, Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.