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
  • Invitation to join Asia Society's exclusive travel programs
  • Members-only holiday shopping
  • Access to the resources of Asia Society Centers throughout the U.S. and Asia
  • Reciprocal admission at over 250 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
  • Eligibility to rent Asia Society conference/banquet facilities (additional fee)
  • Acknowledgement in Annual Report
     

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

$1,465 tax-deductible

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  • Benefits for two adults
  • Invitations to exclusive President’s Circle programs and events including:
  • Briefings with Asia Society President on vital Asia Society initiatives and activities, programming calendar and trip reports
  • Discussions with experts on key Asian topics ranging from health and security to economic policy and cultural trends
  • Patron members Annual Meeting and dinner
  • New members reception with Asia Society President
  • Exhibition previews and private, curator-led tours
  • Advance invitation to special events including the Asia Society Annual Dinner and International Asian Art Fair
  • A copy of an Asia Society publication
  • Five free admission passes to the museum for family or friends

Contributor $2,500

$2,380 tax deductible

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  • All benefits at Supporter level for two adults, plus...
  • All benefits at the Friends of Asian Arts membership's Supporter level, including visits to artists' studios and private collections
  • Invitations to receptions with visiting dignitaries, including heads of state and corporate leaders
  • Advance notification of select policy and business programs
  • Complimentary audio recordings of policy and business programs (upon request)
  • Preferred seating at select public programs
  • A one-year Individual gift membership ($65 value)

Sustainer $5,000

$4,850 tax-deductible

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  • All benefits at Contributor level for two adults, plus...
  • Private meeting with Asia Society President (upon request)
  • Invitations to private events with leaders in Asian policy, business, and the arts
  • Priority registration for all President's Circle programs, where space is limited
  • Preferred seating at special events, including the Asia Society Annual Dinner and International Asian Art Fair
  • 50% discount on registration to annual Corporate Conference in Asia
  • One copy of all new exhibitions catalogues
  • Discounted admission to public programs for up to five guests
  • A one-year Dual/Family gift membership ($120 value)

 

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

$9,820 tax-deductible

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  • Benefits for two adults
  • Private meeting with Asia Society's Chairman of the Board of Trustees (upon request)
  • Invitations to exclusive Chairman's Circle programs and events
  • 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
  • All private Asian art collection and artist's studio visits
  • All benefits available to members of the President’s Circle and Friends of Asian Arts patron groups
  • Complimentary registration for two to annual Corporate Conference in Asia
  • Complimentary admission for two to all public programs with prior registration
  • Copies of all exhibition catalogues
  • A one-year Contributing Individual gift membership ($250 value)

Benefactor $25,000 and above

Beginning at $24,820 tax-deductible

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  • All benefits at Sponsor level for two adults, plus...
  • Opportunity to meet with Asia Society leaders to discuss institutional efforts
  • Assistance with introductions to Asian art, policy and business dignitaries
  • Consultation with Asia Society curators on collecting Asian art (upon request)
  • Special behind-the-scenes tour of Asia Society Museum vault with curator (upon request)

 

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

$1,440 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
  • Patron members Annual Meeting and Dinner
  • Discussions on the latest in the Asian art world
  • New members reception with Asia Society President
  • 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 two new exhibition catalogues
  • Five free admission passes to the museum for family or friends

Contributor $2,500

$2,350 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 two private Asian art collection and artist’s studio visits
  • Preferred seating at select performing arts and public programs
  • Advance notification of select cultural programs
  • One copy of all new exhibition catalogues
  • A one-year Individual gift membership ($65 value)

Sustainer $5,000

$4,850 tax-deductible

Join / Renew

 

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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, including the Asia Society Annual Dinner and International Asian Art Fair
  • One gift exhibition catalogue (upon request)
  • Discounted admission to public programs for up to five guests
  • A one-year Dual/Family gift membership ($120 value)

Benefactor $10,000

$9,820 tax-deductible

Join / Renew

 

∨ Show full benefits

  • 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.