There are a lot of reasons to become a member of a museum. The UMFA offers lots of benefits, including:
- Unlimited free general admission to UMFA’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions
- Free single-entry admission to ticketed exhibitions
- Invitations to private previews and other members-only events
- 10% discount on purchases in The Museum Store and The Museum Café
- Discounts on class registration and special event admission
- Complimentary subscription to the UMFA quarterly newsletter
But there are other benefits, too, that aren’t as easy to put into a bullet-pointed list. You are supporting an important arts institution in Utah that does good work in our community. Your membership dollars will help sustain an organization that cares for 5,000 years of art, and that works every day to share art with the public. We work directly with students and teachers in public and charter schools, we bring exciting exhibitions to Salt Lake City, we have an outstanding permanent collection in our care, and, of course, we maintain a fabulous blog.
Allow me to share a very easy way to join, or to renew an existing membership online:
First, please visit umfa.utah.edu, the home page of the UMFA. You will see a grey ribbon of text at the top, including: VISIT, EDUCATION, EXHIBITIONS, COLLECTIONS, and JOIN US. There is great stuff under all of these, but for now hover your cursor over the JOIN US tab; you will be greeted with a black drop-down menu, seen here:
Select from that drop down menu the MEMBERSHIPS tab. You will be transported here:
There is a lot of helpful information on our MEMBERSHIPS page, but we care about the chance to Become a Member. Select that option right there, highlighted in green: (you can also select this option from the right-side menu)
Here on our Join, Renew, and Upgrade page, there are options for everyone. Feel free to explore until you find the one that best fits your needs:
In addition to joining or renewing your membership, you may also choose to make a contribution. Making a contribution is another great way to ensure the sustainability of this excellent institution.
I suppose there is a benefit that I forgot to mention, in addition to all of the intrinsic value of knowing you are playing a role in the efforts of the UMFA: tax deductions!
And you can of course always reach our Development Office at 801.585.0464 to join, renew, contribute, or with any questions you may have.
We here at the UMFA are excited about the work we do, and we offer memberships as yet another way to engage with our community and build relationships. Whether you’re a member or a contributor or not, we still hope to see your smiling faces in our halls and at our many events!