Membership FAQ

How do I become a member? There are three ways to join:

  1. By phone: Call 720-913-0130 (10 am–5 pm)
  2. Online: Visit denverartmuseum.org/membership, choose your preferred membership level and then select “JOIN”
  3. In person: Visit the welcome desk

How do I purchase a membership as a gift? You may purchase a gift membership over the phone, online, or in person at the welcome desk. Any level of membership can be purchased online as a gift by clicking on the desired level and selecting “GIFT”. To purchase over the phone, please call our membership office at 720-913-0130.

How do I renew my membership? There are several ways you can renew your membership:

  1. By phone: Call 720-913-0130 (10 am–5 pm)
  2. Online: Visit denverartmuseum.org/membership, choose your current membership level and then select “RENEW”
  3. In person: Visit the welcome desk
  4. Mail: Watch for your renewal letter in the mail (approx. 1-2 months in advance of your expiration date) and mail in the attached form

How many guests can I bring into the museum? The number of free general admission tickets per visit depends on your membership level (including named cardholder):

  • Individual =1
  • Dual =2
  • Family*
  • Sustaining =6
  • Contributing =6
  • Supporting =8

*Family level memberships: Two adult and all named card-holding children who live in the same household, ages 18 and under. Up to six family members total.

Additionally, each membership receives a certain number of FREE general admission guest passes which may be used at any time.

How do I qualify for a Student/Senior membership? Senior (age 65+), Student, and Teacher individual memberships are available at a discounted rate when you show proof of eligibility at the welcome desk. We apologize for the inconvenience; however these discounted memberships cannot be purchased or renewed online at this time.

Can I get in for free at other museums? Our Sustaining, Contributing, and Supporting level memberships include reciprocal privileges. Your reciprocal membership benefits are valid at more than 70 art museums worldwide.

If kids 18 and younger are free, what are the advantages of buying a family membership? A family membership provides you with all the basic benefits, PLUS the following:

  • Free membership cards for all children residing in the same household
  • Free general admission for all adults and children residing in the household
  • Kids receive free admission for to all specially ticketed exhibitions. Without a membership, youth admission for specially ticketed exhibitions cost $5 or more
  • Special kid-friendly offers and communications including a special gift on each child’s birthday

How many membership cards do I get? When you receive your membership card packet by mail, you will find one, two or four cards cards, depending on your membership level. Student, Senior, Teacher and Individual members receive one card. Dual, Sustaining, and Contributing members receive two cards, while Supporting members receive 4 cards.

Family memberships receive cards for two adults all named children who live in the same household, ages 18 and under (up to six family member’s total).

When will I receive my membership cards? Cards typically arrive 2 weeks after your purchase. If you have not received your cards after this time, please call the membership office at 720-913-0130 or visit the welcome desk at the museum. You can still visit the museum without your membership card by showing a photo ID at the welcome desk to verify your membership.

I think I have lost my membership cards or never received them. What should I do? Call the membership office at 720-913.0130 or notify one of our staff at one of the welcome desk. A replacement card will be sent.

Is my membership tax deductible? Yes, a portion of your dues is tax deductible. For an idea of what portion of our membership is tax deductible, visit denverartmuseum.org/membership and scroll down to the bottom of the page for more information.

Can I automatically renew my membership every year? At this time, we do not offer automatic renewal. We strive to make the renewal process as easy as possible for our members; as we have four easy ways to renew.

I renewed my membership; why am I still receiving notices? Thank you for your renewal. Due to processing time, some materials may cross paths in the mail. This should subside within 1 month. If it does not, please call the membership department at 303-913-0130.

How many guests can I bring to a Member Preview event? As a benefit, members receive an exclusive peek at selected exhibitions before they open to the general public. All membership events may be attended by the individual(s) covered in the membership level.

Do Member Preview events ever sell out? Yes, Member Previews do sell out at times. The Denver Art Museum takes timed-entry reservations for all of our Member Preview events. Thus, advanced reservations are highly recommended to ensure your preferred entry time. Member Preview events for specially ticketed exhibitions require both advance reservation and purchase.

Do members have to pay for specially ticketed exhibitions? Yes, specially ticketed exhibitions have a surcharge. Members always receive the best prices, guaranteed. Contributing level memberships and above receive two free admissions for every ticketed exhibition. General museum admission remains free for members every day.

Why is there timed ticketing for special exhibitions? Timed entry ensures all members and guests enjoy their experience.

How can I stay informed about exhibitions, programming, and events? A member-only email is sent to all members 1-2 times per month. Content includes information about upcoming events, press announcements, and exhibition openings. It is the best way to remain up to date on timely Museum news. We do not share e-mail addresses and you may opt out of this service at any time.

Our website calendar (under Things to Do/Calendar) has comprehensive Museum information as well, and you can also stay up-to-date with your subscription to On & Off the Wall.

How do I sign up for e-communications?< The Denver Art Museum’s member-only email is a benefit of your membership. If you provide an email address when signing up for a membership, you will automatically be opted into this email.

How do I unsubscribe from e-communications? We’re sorry to see you go, but if you no longer wish to receive e-communications, you may unsubscribe by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of our emails.

Are there any special organizations for young professionals at the Denver Art Museum? Yes. CultureHaus is a social and educational gateway to the Denver Art Museum that connects the “young at heart” with art. CultureHaus celebrates the Denver Art Museum’s collections and programs by making them accessible to new art fans and longtime art lovers. For more information, visit denverartmuseum.org/support-groups or culturehaus.denverartmuseum.org.

Note: Membership to the Denver Art Museum is required to join all support groups, which have separate membership dues.

Additionally, the Young Museum Associates is a membership level within The Museum Associates for members up to 45 years of age. This dynamic group supports the Denver Art Museum’s mission to enrich our cultural community through programs and exhibitions. With a Young Museum Associates membership, you will receive invitations to exclusive events including exhibition openings, the museum’s annual gala, and visits to private collections. Members at this level receive unlimited free general admission for eight, reciprocal privileges to national museums, and travel opportunities. To learn more, please call 720-913-0037.

How can I get more involved with the Denver Art Museum? There are many ways to be involved with the Museum. You may volunteer, become a docent, join one of our support groups, or provide a donation to our annual fund. For more information, call the membership department at 720-913-0130 and share your interests. We would be happy to recommend an area in line with your preferences.