The time has come! We are excited to offer our members the independence and simplicity of digital membership.
Enjoy the benefits of digital membership! When joining or renewing, you now have the choice to download a digital membership card. The digital option eliminates wait time for cards and allows access to your member information—instantly—through your smartphone. You can also enjoy knowing that your digital card helps the museum reduce one-time use of paper and plastics.
When you arrive at the museum, simply show your digital card at Visitor Services, the Museum Shop, and the Terrace Café to enjoy your member benefits and perks with ease.
Not yet ready for digital? You can opt out and still receive a physical card during membership renewal or first-time membership purchase.
Through membership, your support helps the Cincinnati Art Museum 365 days a year.
As a member of the Cincinnati Art Museum, you 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 Tuesdays through Sundays. Hours are 11 a.m.–5 p.m. daily and Thursdays from 11a.m.–8 p.m.
In addition, members enjoy invitations to exclusive events, discounts when shopping and dining, as well as program discounts and many more benefits:
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.
Enjoy free tickets to special exhibitions, an e-newsletter subscription, plus discounts on programs, in the Museum Shop, and in the Terrace Café.
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 reciprocal membership benefits to other Ohio museums.
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, and the opportunity to join one museum Friend Group for free.
$135 is tax deductible
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, and recognition in the Annual Report.
$230 is tax deductible
In addition to all the other benefits of membership, you will receive a $60 gift certificate to the Museum Shop and an exclusive invitation for two to an event with the museum director.
$450 is tax deductible
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.
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.
Your membership will renew on your renewal date. You will receive your membership cards in the mail in two to three weeks.
Discounts and promotions do not auto-renew. Your auto-renewal charge will be for the regular price amount of your membership level.
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.
You are eligible to bring a guest depending on the level of membership (View level benefits above for more information)
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.
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.
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.
If you have misplaced your membership card, please email [email protected] or call 513-639-2966 to have a new card sent to you.
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.
Current members receive a 20% discount on all gift membership purchases. Click here or call 513-639-2966.
Please call 513-639-2966 or email [email protected] with your new contact information. Please include your name, ID number and your previous address.
No, memberships are not refundable or exchangeable.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrate exclusive openings to special exhibitions with the museum. Invitations will be mailed to members for exhibitions openings.
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.
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.
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.