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Associates Benefits

DIA Associate members are the museum's inner circle of friends and most loyal supporters.

Through an extensive schedule of exclusive events, Associate members deepen their own knowledge and love of art and develop meaningful relationships with others who share their interests. This group brings together individuals who recognize the museum's commitment as a world-class art museum and who make an investment in the DIA that allows us to remain a cultural asset in the community.

DIA Associates enjoy special access to the museum and its leadership. Enjoy conversations with museum curators, our director and our chairman of the board. Learn more about collecting art and art appreciation. Foremost among our events are behind-the-scenes experiences, previews of special exhibitions, tours of private collections, and special events, like the DIA's exclusive preview of the North American International Auto Show and our special DIA Associates Spring Soirée.

Conservator Supporting Assoc. Sustaining Assoc. Director's Assoc. Chairman's Assoc. Society of Assoc.
Free admission to the museum 4 4 4 4 4 4
Free admission to ticketed exhibitions 4 4 4 4 4 4
Member Previews of special exhibitions prior to public openings
Discount on Detroit Film Theatre tickets
10% discount at CaféDIA, Kresge Court, and museum shop
20% discount on DIA gift memberships
New member tour and reception
Special member discounts for lectures and studio classes
Discount on the Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts
Opportunity to join special interest auxiliaries
Free admission to DFT 101 series films
Ticket convenience fee waived for members
Free museum admission for children (through high-school age)
Free general admission at nearly 600 North American attractions
Free Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts
Invitation to SneakPeek Previews of special exhibitions
Special educational and social events
Associates Benefits (all of the above, plus)            
Free Cultural Center parking  
VIP Passes for special exhibitions   2 4 6 8 10
Discount on facility rental fees for private entertaining   10% 15% 20% 25% 25%
Invitation to all DIA Associates events & travel opportunities  
Consultation by a DIA curator or conservator upon request    
Invitations to "Lunch & Learn Series" with DIA curators    
Complimentary copy of Treasures of the DIA by Graham Beal upon joining or upgrading      
Invitation to a recognition event with the DIA director      
A private gallery tour with a DIA curator for friends and family (maximum of ten individuals)      
Invitation to a recognition event with DIA director and chairman of the board        
A private gallery tour with the DIA director for friends and family (maximum of ten individuals)        
Annual Society of Associates dinner prepared and served by DIA director and museum curators and staff          

Annual Membership Dues*

$1,000 $2,000 $3,000 $5,000 $10,000 $25,000


* All or a portion of your annual membership dues may be tax-deductible.

For further information or questions regarding the DIA Associates, please contact:

Kimberly Barrow

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