Celebrate the BMA's 110th anniversary at the spectacular BMA Ball and After Party on Saturday, November 23, 2024.

The BMA Council is a distinguished group of art lovers and community leaders.

BMA Council Memberships play a central role in helping the Museum maintain its world-famous collection and landmark building, produce groundbreaking exhibitions, create innovative educational and community outreach programs, and so much more.

Council Membership benefits include Private Preview receptions, Curator-led tours, special recognition, and more.

Patron's Council


Patron’s Council members receive:

  • Invitations twice yearly to the Director’s Brunch & Talk
  • Invitations to exclusive Council events, including opening receptions for major exhibitions
  • Curator-led tours followed by a prix-fixe group lunch
  • Exclusive cocktail receptions and curator presentations
  • 10% discount at Gertrude’s restaurant
  • 15% discount at the BMA Shop
  • Free daily admission to ticketed exhibitions for you and your guest(s)
  • Free parking at the BMA East and West lots
  • Opportunity to join a BMA Friends Group
  • Special recognition at the Museum’s entrance and in the online Annual Report
  • Reciprocal Members privileges at hundreds of North American museums with the Museum Alliance Reciprocal Program (MARP), North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Program, and Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM).
  • Opportunity to travel with the Museum Travel Alliance
  • Subscription to Members magazine BMA Today

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Curator's Council


Curator’s Council members receive all Patron’s Council benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to an annual Curator’s Council Reception at the home of a BMA Trustee
  • Eight VIP passes for ticketed exhibitions to share with friends
  • 10% discount on one private BMA space rental*

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Director's Council


Director’s Council members receive all Curator’s Council benefits, plus:

  • VIP tour of the Museum (by request)
  • Opportunity to travel with the BMA Director and Board Chair on the Director’s Council Trip
  • 15% discount on one private BMA Space Rental*

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Chair's Council


Chair’s Council members receive all Director’s Council benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to the annual Chair’s Council Dinner with the Director and Board Chair
  • Art-filled travel with the Director and Board Chair on Chair’s Council Trips
  • Assistance in securing VIP admission to Art Fairs
  • Complimentary BMA exhibitions catalogues

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Benefactor's Council


Benefactor’s Council members receive all Chair’s Council benefits, plus:

  • Private lunch with the Director (by request)
  • Concierge ticket assistance for exhibitions at museums throughout the world
  • Private consultation with a Museum curator in your Baltimore home (by request)
  • 25% discount on one private BMA space rental*

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Founder's Council


Founder’s Council members receive all Benefactor’s Council benefits, plus:

  • Participation on a BMA Accessions Committee (by request)
  • Private tour and dinner with the Director for up to 6 people (by request)

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Leadership Council


Leadership Council members receive all Founder’s Council benefits, plus:

  • Recognition as a sponsor of one focus exhibitions or museum program

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Gifts of securities and contributions from donor-advised funds can be applied toward a Council Membership. For instructions to make these contributions, please email membership@artbma.org.

*The tax-deductible amount of your membership dues will decrease if you use the BMA space rental discount.