Patron Circle Membership

We have just switched over to a new Member Portal which will allow you easily renew your membership online AND enjoy membership discounts on our lectures and programs.

For current members: To access this new Member Portal, please create an online account by clicking on the link in your email. To request a new link, please email Sascha Golden, Membership and Donor Advancement Officer, at

Patron Circle members provide vital funding for Tacoma Art Museum’s diverse and imaginative exhibitions, award-winning education programs, and civic-minded community outreach initiatives.

By pledging $1,200 or more annually, you will enjoy exclusive events throughout the year with artists, collectors, and community leaders. Together we can bring the power of the visual arts to people of all ages and backgrounds.

Benefits include exclusive opportunities such as exhibition previews, special event invitations, and travel experiences. Travel experiences begin at the Director’s Circle and above.

To see examples of past benefits, click here.


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Patron Circle Membership Levels

Curator’s Circle $1,200

All Collector level benefits, plus:

  • Previews of exhibitions at special Patron Circle receptions
  • Recognition on the Annual Donor Wall and in the Annual Report
  • 10% discount on TAM facility rentals
  • Discounted and free lectures, art workshops, films, concerts and special events
  • One Friends and Family Membership to give as a gift

Director’s Circle $3,000

All Curator’s Circle level benefits, plus:

  • Patron Trip travel opportunity
  • Private Home Collection Tours

Salon $6,000

All Director’s Circle level benefits.

Grand Gallery $12,000

All Salon level benefits, plus:

  • Individual Consultation/Installation with Museum Curator and Preparator

Premier $25,000

All Grand Gallery level benefits, plus:

  • TAM venue rental. Rental fee waived. Catering/security costs not included.

Benefactor $50,000

All Premier level benefits, plus:

  • A customized experience based on individual interests

Upcoming Events

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Highlights of Patron Circle Benefits

Patron Circle Member Exhibition Opening

Art AIDS America
October 3, 2015
Patron Circle members were invited to join Rock Hushka, Chief Curator at Tacoma Art Museum, and Dr. Jonathan D. Katz, Director, Visual Studies Doctoral Program at the University at Buffalo, as they guided guests through Art AIDS America before it opened to the general public.

Patron Circle Member Private Collection Tour

Art Collector Barney Ebsworth
May 13, 2015
This spring we returned to the Medina home of arts patron Barney Ebsworth. His renowned collection includes notable paintings such as Black White and Blue by Georgia O’Keeffe, which was previously displayed in TAM’s exhibition, Eloquent Objects: Georgia O’Keeffe and Still Life in New Mexico, as well as Chop Suey by Edward Hopper. Other prominent artists in the collection include Andy Warhol, Marsden Hartley, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and David Hockney.

Travel Experiences: Denver and Aspen, CO

April 23-April 26, 2015
Each year, our Patron members are invited to travel with knowledgeable Tacoma Art Museum staff and other art enthusiasts, exploring destinations in the Northwest and around the country.  This past spring we visited the Denver Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Anschutz Collection Museum, and the brand new Aspen Art Museum by architect Shigeru Ban. The group also visited some outstanding art galleries, amazing home collections, and experienced fine dining.  Tours are guided by art curators and give you behind the scenes experiences not available to the public.

Patron Circle Member Private Collection Tour

Art Collector Jon Shirley
May 13, 2014
We returned to the Medina home of arts patron Jon Shirley. His renowned collection includes paintings by Chuck Close and sculptures by Alexander Calder. Other notable artists in the collection include Constantin Brancusi, Frida Kahlo, Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Julie Speidel, and Mark Rothko.

 Travel Experiences: Chicago, Illinois

April 25–April 28, 2013
Each year, our Patron Circle members are invited to travel with knowledgeable Tacoma Art Museum staff and other art enthusiasts, exploring destinations in the Northwest and around the country. This past spring, the group traveled to the windy city of Chicago, to experience some of the city’s impressive art, culture, and dining.