Patron Membership

Patron Membership


Punjabi singer Arif Lohar sold out two concerts at Asia Society New York on April 27 and 28, 2012. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

A distinguished international group of individuals devoted to the richness and importance of Asia, the Society's Patrons receive exceptional access and benefits that extend far beyond basic membership levels. Patron members truly experience the impact of Asia Society's mission and connections worldwide. Through a deep commitment to preparing Asians and Americans for a shared future, these diverse groups offer vital support to the institution as a whole. Discover the right group for you.

All patron members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission to the Asia Society Museum
  • Discounted admission to all public programs, including performances, films, lectures
  • 10% discount at AsiaStore and the Garden Court Café
  • Members-only holiday shopping
  • Reciprocal admission at over 650 other institutions in North America
  • Reciprocal benefits at ten other Asia Society centers worldwide, including Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Manila, Mumbai, San Francisco, Shanghai, Seoul, Sydney, Texas, and Washington, D.C.
  • Priority mailing of calendar of events and subscription to weekly email

 

Ways to Join Today:

Select a membership level below to purchase online.
Contact the Patron office at 212-327-9395 or [email protected]
Download the membership form.


 

President's Circle

Through a close relationship with the President of Asia Society, President’s Circle members enjoy an important connection with the Society's activities and leadership. Members can expand their networks through exclusive events with prominent political dignitaries, business leaders, and cultural figures.

Supporter $1,500 - $2,499

$35 not tax-deductible

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  • Benefits for two adults
  • Invitations to a series of Patron events including activities and programs in Asian arts and culture, business, education, and policy
  • Invitation to the Fall Patron Reception and the Annual Patron Meeting and Reception, with a briefing from Asia Society’s President
  • Invitations to spring and fall VIP exhibition previews with private, curator-led tours
  • Discounted admission to all New York public programs
  • Invitations to Asia Society’s Annual Dinner and Celebration of Asia Week Gala
  • A one-year complimentary Dual/Family gift membership for a friend or family member

Contributor $2,500 - $4,999

$150 not tax-deductible

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  • All benefits at Supporter level for two adults plus...
  • All the benefits of Friends of Asian Arts membership’s Supporter level
  • Invitations to Asian art and culture programs including visits to private collections
  • Invitations to fall and spring gallery walks
  • Invitations to select business-related luncheons and receptions
  • Invitations to education-related events featuring Asian and American leaders in the field
  • Invitations to policy briefings with experts on current issues in the news
  • One copy of an Asia Society publication published during the year
  • Six free admission passes to visit the Asia Society Museum

Sustainer $5,000 - $9,999

$180 not tax-deductible

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  • All benefits at Contributor level for two adults plus...
  • Invitations to limited-access events with renowned figures in Asian art and culture, business leaders, education experts, and policy makers and advisors
  • Priority access to view private collections where space is limited
  • Invitations to select exhibition opening dinners
  • Priority registration for President’s Circle activities
  • Complimentary admission for two to select New York public programs with prior registration
  • One copy of an exhibition catalogue published during the year
  • Plus all the benefits listed above

 

Chairman's Circle

An association of some of the Society's highest-level patrons, Chairman's Circle members have ready access to Asia Society's Chairman of the Board of Trustees. This special relationship allows members to play a key role in shaping the future of Asia Society.

Sponsor $10,000 – $24,999

$180 not tax-deductible

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  • All benefits at Sustainer level for two adults plus...
  • Invitations to special events with Asian world leaders and dignitaries during United Nations General Assembly Week
  • Invitations to more intimate gatherings with visiting speakers and foreign guests
  • Opportunities to meet with Asia Society leadership team to discuss topics of interest in arts and culture, business, education, and policy
  • Private curator-led tour of an Asia Society exhibition for 10 guests
  • Invitations to array of programs at Asia Society’s Washington, DC Center
  • Invitations to participate in unique trips with extraordinary itineraries
  • Listing as an Asia Society donor on printed materials at New York programs for the year
  • One copy of one of two exhibition catalogues published during the year

Benefactor $25,000 and above

$180 not tax-deductible

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  • All benefits at Sponsor level for two adults plus...
  • Invitation to cocktail reception with Asia Society Board members
  • Invitations to attend select events at Asia Society Centers worldwide
  • Assistance with introductions to Asian policy, arts, and business dignitaries
  • Listing as an Asia Society donor on the wall signage in the Garden Court Café
  • One copy of all exhibition catalogues published during the year
  • Additional benefits tailored to the individual

 

Friends of Asian Arts

A fascinating group passionate about Asian art, from the visual to the performing and from traditional to contemporary. Members enjoy exclusive access to the Society's extensive resources including curators, scholars, and art experts. The Friends are vital to the success and growth of Asia Society's artistic and cultural programming.

Supporter $1,500 - $2,499

$60 not tax-deductible

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  • Benefits for two adults
  • Invitations to exclusive Friends of Asian Arts programs and events, including:
  • Exhibition previews and private curator-led tours
  • Invitation to the Patron members Fall Patron Reception and Annual Patron Meeting and Reception
  • Discussions on the latest in the Asian art world
  • Invitation to visit one private Asian art collection and one artist's studio
  • Advance invitation to special events, including the Asia Society Annual Dinner and International Asian Art Fair
  • One copy of an exhibition catalogue published during the year
  • Five free admission passes to the museum for family or friends

Contributor $2,500 - $4,999

$150 not tax-deductible

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  • All benefits at Supporter level for two adults plus...
  • All the benefits of President’s Circle membership's Supporter level
  • Invitations to receptions with prominent Asian artists and scholars
  • Invitations to one private Asian art collection and artist’s studio visit
  • Invitations to two curator-led gallery walks
  • Preferred seating at select performing arts and public programs
  • Advance notification of select cultural programs
  • One copy of all new exhibition catalogues published during the year

Sustainer $5,000 - $9,999

$150 not tax-deductible

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  • All benefits at Contributor level for two adults plus...
  • Invitations to all private Asian art collection and artist's studio visits
  • Private meeting with Asia Society Museum Director (upon request)
  • Invitations to private events with leaders in Asian art, policy, and business
  • Exclusive tour for four led by Asia Society curators (upon request)
  • Priority registration for all limited seating Friends of Asian Arts events where space is limited
  • Preferred seating at special events such as Asia Society Annual Dinner & International Asian Art Fair
  • One gift exhibition catalogue (upon request)
  • Discounted admission to public programs for up to five guests

Benefactor $10,000 – 24,999

$180 not tax-deductible

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  • All benefits at Sustainer level for two adults, plus...
  • Private curator-led tour for 10 guests while Asia Society Museum is closed to the public (upon request)
  • Invitations to Patron member exhibition opening dinners
  • Invitation to participate in select Contemporary Art Council activities including the annual curator-led trip to Asia and one Council meeting
  • Complimentary admission for two to all public programs with prior registration
  • A one-year Contributing Individual gift membership ($250 value)

 

Contemporary Art Council

This exclusive group of collectors enjoys special access to information and resources that are currently scarce on contemporary cutting-edge Asian art. With a specific focus on collecting, members learn more about contemporary art in Asia through special private lectures, studio visits with artists, and curator-led trips to Asia.

For more information on this special group, please call 212-327-9349.