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, Asia Society 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.

Patron member levels:

Innovator | Changemaker | Groundbreaker | Friends of Asian Arts | Global Council on Asian Arts & Culture

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 and more
  • 10% discount at AsiaStore and the Garden Court Café
  • Members-only holiday shopping
  • Reciprocal admission at over 650 other institutions in North America
  • Priority mailing of calendar of events and subscription to weekly upcoming events email

Ways to Join Today:

Select a membership level below to purchase online.
Contact the Patron office at 212-327-9302 or patrons@asiasociety.org
Download the membership form.

Please note that Memberships are not refundable or transferable. Categories and benefits are subject to change.


Innovator

Innovators enjoy an important connection with Asia Society's activities and leadership. Members can expand their networks through exclusive events with prominent dignitaries, business leaders, and cultural figures.

$1,500 - $5,000

$35 not tax-deductible

 


Benefits are 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 Leadership
  • 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 special benefit events in Spring and Fall Asia Game Changer Awards Dinner 
  • A one-year complimentary Dual gift membership for a friend or family member

Changemaker

$5,000 - $9,999

$180 not tax-deductible



All benefits at the Innovator level for two adults plus...

  • Invitation to an Asia Society Signature Salon Dinner with senior government, business, and civil society stakeholders from Asia and who are involved in Asia
  • Invitations to select exhibition opening dinners
  • Complimentary admission for two to select New York public programs with prior registration
  • One copy of an exhibition catalogue published during the year

Groundbreaker

An association of some of the Society's highest-level patrons, Groundbreaker members have 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.

$10,000 and above

$180 not tax-deductible

All benefits at the Changemaker level for two adults plus...
  • Invitations to special events with Asian leaders and dignitaries during the United Nations General Assembly week
  • Invitations to Asia Society Signature Salon Dinners with senior government, business, and civil society stakeholders from Asia and who are involved in Asia
  • 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
  • Inclusion as an Asia Society donor on key supporter materials for the year

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.                                                    . .                                                               .

For a sample Activity Calendar, please click here.

Supporter $1,500 - $2,499

$60 not tax-deductible

Benefits for two adults include invitations to exclusive Friends of Asian Arts programs and events.
  • Invitations to Asia Society Museum 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 happenings in the Asian art world
  • Invitations to visit one private Asian art collection and one artist's studio
  • Advance invitations to special events and Asia Society fundraisers 
  • 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

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 other 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

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 and fundraisers
  • 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

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
  • Two dual (or two Friends and Family) gift memberships ($200-$250 value)            .

Global Council on Asian Arts & Culture

This exceptional, high-level group of individuals share a passion for and curiosity about the arts and culture of Asia, and understand its importance in building bridges among people. Council Members join together to consider the most current trends and issues in Asian arts internationally and to meet important artists, scholars, and thinkers in the field. Council membership is by invitation from the Vice President for Global Arts and Cultural Programs and Director of Asia Society Museum, Boon Hui Tan.

For more information on this special group, please call 212-327-9268.