Become a Member

Become a Member

Member support helps us bring cutting-edge scholarship and fresh perspectives on American art to everyone. Members enjoy previews of new exhibitions, free registration for events, exclusive programs, discounts in the Museum Shop, and more!

General Membership Levels Associate $75 Friend $125 Sustainer $250 Patron $500
Helps make the best American art experience available to everyone
Invitations for two people to two opening night previews
Free or discounted registration fees for select events and programs
Advance notice of select special events
10% discount in the Museum Shop
Complimentary coffee, hot tea, and water in the Museum Shop
Subscription to Carter Magazine
Insider tips in our email newsletter highlighting upcoming events and exhibitions
Monthly members-only emails highlighting exclusive information, special events for members, major announcements, and facts on how your support impacts the Carter
Customized art and history travel programs
Two parking vouchers for museum visits
Reciprocal admission at over 300 participating museums across North America
Opportunity to purchase two additional guest tickets to opening night previews for a total of four tickets
Invitation to a special event led by a museum curator
20% discount in the Museum Shop
Recognition in Carter Magazine and the Carter's Annual Report
Four parking vouchers for museum visits
Invitations to select upper-level programs and events
One complimentary museum publication
Advance purchase options for Book Arts Studio publications

Carter Circle

Deepen your connection to American art as a Carter Circle member.

Enjoy intimate conversations with artists, curators, scholars, and the museum’s director; attend private events; take part in premier travel experiences; and get an insider’s view of the museum’s collections, exhibitions, and programs.

Carter Circle members have the exclusive opportunity to be part of our Collectors Forum, a special interest group that brings together people with a passion for collecting art and supporting the museum’s acquisitions program.

Amon Carter Circle Levels and Benefits Benefactors Circle $1,000 Directors Circle $3,000 Presidents Circle $5,000 Trustees Circle $10,000 Founders Circle $25,000
All of the Patron level benefits
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 executive director for Circle members only
All Circle members may add both Family membership and the Carter Society membership with no additional fee
Unlimited parking vouchers for museum visits
Free valet parking at select events
Complimentary invitations for two to the annual Circle dinner, attended by the board of trustees, executive director, and curators
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
Invitation to exhibition press previews
Complimentary museum publication or exhibition catalogue, 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
Opportunity to host a private event at the museum, at a discounted rate
Behind-the-scenes tours
Option to include one add-on with your complimentary Friend gift membership
Opportunity to host a private event at the museum, with rental fee waived
Invitation to exhibition lenders' dinners
Recognition on special exhibition signage
Opportunity to host a photo shoot at the museum
Option to include both add-ons with your complimentary Friend gift membership

We are happy to answer your questions! Call Lauren Tevis at 817.989.5062 or email