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Gladioli Claude Monet
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Gladioli (21.71) — Claude Monet

Membership Benefits

When you become a DIA member, you will be helping to support one of the world's most outstanding art museums; the DIA ranks sixth in the nation and its fine arts collections are among the most comprehensive in the country. Individual contributions form a large portion of the museum's annual budget and are critical to the DIA's ongoing excellence.

Member's dues are used to support educational programs, special exhibitions, art publications which capture worldwide attention, conservation of valuable collections, crucial building improvements and many of the daily expenses involved with operating the museum. Many employers match employee's contributions. Call today for more information!

Auxiliary groups are special-interest groups for DIA members which offer behind-the-scenes experiences, private viewings of galleries and special exhibitions and extraordinary trips. Learn about the various groups, their activities and events and how to join.

As a member, you'll enjoy:

Individual Senior ** Companion *** Family Plus Affiliate Patron Contributor Conservator Supporting Assoc.
Free admission to the museum 1 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 4
Free admission to ticketed exhibitions 1 2 2 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              
Free Cultural Center parking                

Annual Membership Dues*

$65 $60 $80 $110 $180 $300 $600 $1,000 $2,000


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

** Available to those ages 62 and over. Seniors may also choose a Family Plus and Affiliate membership and receive a 20 percent discount.

*** Those living 100 miles (160 kilometers) or more away from the DIA may receive a 20 percent discount on a Companion through Affiliate membership.

Reciprocal Museums

Just announced – expanded reciprocal museums! The DIA has joined the North American Reciprocal Museum program and now DIA Affiliate level members and above will receive free general admission at over 400 museums across North America. A full list of participating NARM museums may be FOUND HERE.

Affiliate and above level DIA members receive free general admission and discount shopping privileges at thirty-four North American museums.
Art Center of Battle Creek Cranbrook Art Museum
The Art Institute of Chicago The Carnegie Museum of Art
The Cincinnati Art Museum The Cleveland Museum of Art
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Dallas Museum of Art
Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City Denver Museum of Art
Flint Institute of Arts Grand Rapids Art Museum
High Museum of Art, Atlanta Indianapolis Museum of Art
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph
Kresge Art Museum, Lansing Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Muskegon Museum of Art Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Philadelphia Museum of Art The Saginaw Art Museum
The Saint Louis Art Museum The Seattle Art Museum
The Toledo Museum of Art U of M Museum of Art, Ann Arbor
Vancouver Art Gallery Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

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