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Deepen your connection to the museum by joining us with a Carter Circle level membership. You’ll participate in innovative events, exclusive travel opportunities, and the chance to join our collectors forums, a benefit available only to Carter Circle level members.

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  • All of the Patron benefits, plus:

    • Invitations for four to all membership events
    • Enrollment in one Collectors Forum (Photography or Works on Paper)
    • Invitation to purchase tickets to the annual Circle dinner, attended by the board of trustees, executive director, and curators
    • Specialized travel opportunities with curators or museum director
    • All Circle members may add both Family membership and Carter Society membership with no additional fee
    • Unlimited parking vouchers for museum visits
    • Free valet parking at select museum events
  • All of the above, plus:

    • Complimentary invitations for two to the annual Circle Dinner
    • Enrollment in both Collectors Forums (Photography and Works on Paper)
    • Opportunity for a private, curator-led tour of an exhibition, with ten guests
    • Discounts on gift memberships
  • All of the above, plus:

    • Invitation to exhibition press previews
    • Complimentary museum publication or exhibition catalogues, as available
    • Opportunity to be the first to purchase limited-edition artist prints related to exhibitions on view, as available
    • Special sneak preview of new acquisitions
    • One complimentary Friend gift membership
  • All of the above, plus:

    • Opportunity to host a private event at the museum at a discounted rate
    • Behind-the-scenes tours
    • The option to include one add-on (either Family or Carter Society) for your complementary Friend gift membership
  • All of the above, plus:

    • Opportunity to host a private event at the museum, with rental fee waived
    • Invitation to exhibition lenders' dinners, when held
    • Recognition on special exhibition signage
    • Opportunity to host a photo shoot
    • Option to include both add ons (Family and Carter Society) for your complementary Friend gift membership

The Carter Collectors Forums

Carter Circle members have the exclusive opportunity to participate in our Collectors Forums. These special interest groups bring together people with a passion for collecting art and supporting the museum’s acquisitions program, playing a critical role in the Carter’s ongoing effort to reflect the vitality and complexity of American art. Forum events include behind-the-scenes curator talks, intimate gatherings, and the spirited View and Vote event, where curators go head to head, presenting multiple options for acquisition consideration.

Membership - view and vote