Membership Benefits

Founders Junior Council (FJC) is a group of young professionals dedicated to introducing young adults to the Detroit Institute of Arts and promoting their life-long involvement with the museum. This membership will introduce you to a fascinating world filled with art, people and fun.

FJC members gain an unmatched level of access to one of the nation's finest and most historic museums. Enjoy elegant events that provide unique social and educational opportunities while helping to support the DIA. Meet other young professionals and preview special exhibits with exclusive tours by DIA curators. Receive preferential pricing on all tickets, and take advantage of Collectors' Education events open only to members. And, perhaps most importantly, play a role in shaping the future of the DIA, including taking part in the grant process to acquire new works of art for specified museum collections.

FJC Events


This annual gala event is not to be missed! One of our most successful and visually spectacular fund-raising efforts: Cirque is a formal masked ball with live entertainment, cocktails and a strolling dinner catered by the best restaurants. Enjoy the costumes, the opportunity to view art by local artists and plenty of dancing.


A series of evening cocktail parties approximately two times per year featuring music and delicious hors d'oeuvres in the Kresge Court at the DIA as well as a private viewing of the current exhibition in the museum

Collectors' Education

Enjoy exclusive tours of area artists' studios, Collectors' Ed. offers an amazing way to learn more about collecting and appreciating contemporary art. These events are held approximately twice a year and are only available to FJC members.

Membership Levels

Membership Level Annual Dues Membership Level Annual Dues
Member * $50 Benefactor *** $250
Single Benefactor ** $150    

* Member level includes special invitations to member-only events, opportunity for advanced-purchased tickets for Cirque and Fash Bash®.

** Single Benefactor level includes basic membership benefits, plus one free admission to two Collectors Eds and two ArtSeen events.

*** Benefactor level includes basic membership benefits, plus two free admissions to two Collectors Eds and two ArtSeens

In order to be eligible for membership in the Foundcers Junior Council, you must be a member of The Detroit Institute of Arts. Join the DIA

For more information please contact Rachael Goodwin at 313.833.8604 or