Director's Circle Membership
Being a Director’s Circle Member at TAM means wide-open access to stellar exhibitions and events plus discounts at TAM Store and TAM Café. Find the right membership for you using our detailed guide, or we would be happy to hear from you directly by phone or email.
Mary Brickle, Major Gifts Officer
Director’s Circle Membership Levels
- Unlimited General Admission, including reciprocal with NARM, Museums West
- 8 additional single-use guest passes
- Discounts and advance notice for TAM programs & events
- 20% discount at TAM Store & Café
- In Museum & Annual Report recognition
- Payment options
- TAM Day at the museum
- Invites to VIP first-look exhibition opening receptions
- Happy Hour Socials (21 and over)
- 10% discount on facility rentals
- Invites to TAM curated travel experiences (US/International)
- Invites to special-access events (private home collection tours)
All Curator Level benefits, PLUS:
- Private tour of the museum
All Founder Level benefits, plus:
- One gift Friends & Family membership
- Private TAM vault tour
All Ambassador Level benefits, plus:
- Invites to Annual Dinner with Executive Director
All Innovator Level benefits, plus:
- Individual consultation/installation with curator
- TAM venue rental. Rental fee waived (Catering/security costs not included)
Highlights of Past Director’s Circle Travel
Experiences, Tours, and Special-Access Events
Travel Experiences: Houston, Texas
April 13-15, 2018
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 Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Contemporary Craft Center, Blaffer Museum, Asia Society Texas, Contemporary Art Museum Houston and The Menil Collection. 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.
Travel Experiences: New Orleans, Louisiana
April 20-23, 2017
In Spring 2017, we visited the Louisiana State Museum, McKenna Museum of African American Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, and Where Y’Art Gallery. Patron members also toured the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, the Garden District, and experienced local fine dining.
Travel Experiences: Kansas City, Missouri and Bentonville, Arkansas
April 28 – May 1, 2016
In Spring 2016, we visited Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kauffman Performing Art Center, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (including James Turrell’s Skyspace: The Way of Color). Patron members also toured Thorncrown Chapel and Roger Shimomura Studio, and also enjoyed fine local dining and a private reception with the Director of Spencer Museum of Art.
VIP 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 of Visual Studies Doctoral Program at the University at Buffalo, as they guided guests through Art AIDS America before it opened to the general public.
Private Art Collection Tour: Barney Ebsworth
May 13, 2015
TAM members 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, Colorado
April 23-26, 2015
In Spring 2015, 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.
Private Art Collection Tour: 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: Santa Fe, New Mexico
April 24-27, 2014
In Spring 2014, we visited the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Taos Art Museum, Harwood Museum of Art, Gerald Peters Gallery, San Francisco de Asis Church, New Mexico History Museum, Millicent Rogers Museum, and Chaves-Kelly House. The group also visited some outstanding art galleries and experienced fine dining. Tours were guided by art curators/directors and give you behind the scenes experiences not available to the public.
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. In Spring 2013, we traveled to the windy city of Chicago to experience some of the city’s impressive art, culture, and dining.