Memberships

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Engaging with the arts is essential to human experience.

For over 75 years, the South Bend Museum of Art has provided art experiences at low or no cost to all who want to partake. The arts are a catalyst for self-reflection, challenging participants with different points of view, and compelling them to empathize with others. SBMA is poised to serve adults and youth with creative and stimulating experiences, be it through our hands-on educational programs, diverse exhibitions, or strong experiential events and classes. Artists also find strong support from SBMA through exhibition and sales opportunities, making the South Bend Museum of Art the community’s one-stop provider for immersion in the visual arts.

Benefits

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Engaging with the arts is essential to human experience.

For over 75 years, the South Bend Museum of Art has provided art experiences at low or no cost to all who want to partake. The arts are a catalyst for self-reflection, challenging participants with different points of view, and compelling them to empathize with others. SBMA is poised to serve adults and youth with creative and stimulating experiences, be it through our hands-on educational programs, diverse exhibitions, or strong experiential events and classes. Artists also find strong support from SBMA through exhibition and sales opportunities, making the South Bend Museum of Art the community’s one-stop provider for immersion in the visual arts.

Benefits

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A Letter from the Director

Dear Friends,       

2022 marked the South Bend Museum of Art’s 75th year of serving our communities. We are proud of the role we play in building the foundations for a healthy community. In my short time here, listening to our members, our visitors, our faculty, our students, our board members, and our staff, I hear and see our SBMA communities thriving.  

From our passionate ceramics studio artists to the Ekphrastic poetry event to over one thousand 5th grade visitors, I hear and see how engaging with our collections and exhibitions, practicing art, and teaching art is transforming individuals through their engagement with others–a peer, a teacher, a staff member, a stranger.     

Art is at the heart of these conversations.  I am asking each of you to support our future through membership and corporate and individual sponsorship.  

Join the movement!  As a free museum, SBMA relies on the generosity of those passionate about art for support.

Thank you for your support, Lisa Shaffer

Membership Tiers

SBMA offers four distinct levels, depending on your membership needs.

Student/Senior

$50

Discount on classes  |  Subscription to member only newsletter.  |  Invitations & complimentary tickets to SBMA events  |  Email updates about our exhibitions, events and educational programs

Individual

$60

Discount on classes  |  Subscription to member only newsletter.  |  Invitations & complimentary tickets to SBMA events  |  Email updates about our exhibitions, events and educational programs 

Household

$100

Discount on classes  |  Subscription to member only newsletter.  |  Invitations & complimentary tickets to SBMA events  |  Email updates about our exhibitions, events and educational programs |  Reciprocal museum benefits with ROAM

Premiere

$250

Includes same perks as other levels  |  Reciprocal museum benefits with ROAM  |  Danish & A Docent – Continental breakfast and tour of specialty exhibition

Patron Member Tiers

Your support helps SBMA build and inspire our communities through art.

Bronze

$500+

Discount on classes  |  Subscription to member only newsletter.  |  Invitations to SBMA events  |  Email updates about our exhibitions, events and educational programs  |  Reciprocal museum benefits with NARM  |  Danish & A Docent – Continental breakfast and tour of specialty exhibition  |  Recognition in Annual Report  |  Invitation to Patron Membership Society and Corporate Partners Cocktail Reception

Silver

$1000+

Discount on classes  |  Subscription to member only newsletter.  |  Invitations to SBMA events  |  Email updates about our exhibitions, events and educational programs  |  Reciprocal museum benefits with NARM  |  Danish & A Docent – Continental breakfast and tour of specialty exhibition  |  Recognition in Annual Report  |  Invitation to Patron Membership Society and Corporate Partners Cocktail Reception  |  Complimentary tickets to events

Gold

$5000+

Discount on classes  |  Subscription to member only newsletter.  |  Invitations to SBMA events  |  Email updates about our exhibitions, events and educational programs   |  Reciprocal museum benefits with NARM  |  Danish & A Docent – Continental breakfast and tour of specialty exhibition  |  Recognition in Annual Report  |  Invitation to Patron Membership Society and Corporate Partners Cocktail Reception  |  Complimentary tickets to events  |  Private youth or adult art workshop for up to four guests 

Platinum

$10000+

Discount on classes  |  Subscription to member only newsletter.  |  Invitations & SBMA events  |  Email updates about our exhibitions, events and educational programs   |  Reciprocal museum benefits with NARM  |  Danish & A Docent – Continental breakfast and tour of specialty exhibition  |  Recognition in Annual Report  |  Invitation to Patron Membership Society and Corporate Partners Cocktail Reception  |  Complimentary tickets to events  |  Private youth or adult art workshop for up to four guests  |  Sponsorship acknowledged for all Warner Gallery exhibitions  |  One free studio art class  |  Limited print from our collection or exhibition

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SBMA Membership

Patron Membership

Patron Member

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Description

Become a Patron Member and receive benefits such as:
20% Discount on Classes  |  Subscription to member only newsletter.  |  Invitations & complimentary tickets to SBMA events  |  Tuition discount extended to grandchild  |  Reciprocal museum benefits with ROAM  |  Danish & A Docent  | Recognition in Annual Report | Invitation to Patron Membership Society and Corporate Partners Cocktail Reception  |  Complimentary tickets to events  |  Private youth or adult art workshop for up to four guests  |  Sponsorship acknowledged for all Warner Gallery exhibitions  |  One free studio art class  |  Limited print from our collection or exhibition

Corporate Sponsor

Corporate membership includes benefits for you and your employees.

Supporter

$2500+

2 Bronze memberships  |  Employees receive a discount on Premiere membership  |  Announcement for all SBMA events  |  Subscription to newsletter  |  Recognition on Corporate Partnership Page  |  Recognition in Annual Report and Donor Wall  |   Press Release at the time  |  4 Invitations to Patron Membership Society and Corporate Partners Cocktail Reception  |  4 Complimentary Tickets to Events

Advocate

$5000+

Includes same perks as other levels  |  2 Silver memberships  |  6 Invitations to Patron Membership Society and Corporate Partners Cocktail Reception  |  Corporate Partner Spotlight on Social Media  |  Sponsorship acknowledged for all Warner Gallery exhibitions 

Champion

$10000+

Includes same perks as other levels  |  2 Gold memberships  |  10 Invitations to Patron Membership Society and Corporate Partners Cocktail Reception  | 6 Complimentary Tickets to Events  |  Limited Edition Print from a specialty exhibition or SBMA Collection for your corporate art collection  |  Complimentary use of our Weikamp Gallery for your next meeting, retreat, or seminar  |  Private tour and curator remarks of one major exhibition in the Warner Gallery for up to 50 staff members with light hor d’ouerves and beer/wine

Community Builder

$15000+

Includes same perks as other levels  |  2 Platinum memberships  |  15 Invitations to Patron Membership Society and Corporate Partners Cocktail Reception  | 8 Complimentary Tickets to Events  |  Private tour and curator remarks of one major exhibition in the Warner Gallery for up to 75 staff members with light hor d’ouerves and beer/wine  |  Private art workshop for up to 6 people

Corporate Sponsor

Corporate membership includes benefits for you and your employees and ensures the South Bend Museum of Art continues to offer quality educational programs and exhibitions annually.

Corporate Sponsor

Category:

Description

Corporate membership includes benefits for you and your employees and ensures the South Bend Museum of Art continues to offer quality educational programs and exhibitions annually.