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, and special events, like the DIA's exclusive preview of the North American International Auto Show and our special DIA Associates Drinks with the Director..

Become a Member

  Conservator  Supporting Associate Sustaining Associate Director's Associate Chairman's Associate Society of Associates
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, (when reopened) and museum shop            
20% discount on DIA gift memberships            
New member tour and reception            
Special member discounts for lectures and studio classes            
Complimentary $50 memberships in any of the auxiliaries             
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 over 1000 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            
VIP Passes for special events   2 4 6 8 10
Discount on facility rental fees for private entertaining   10% 15% 20% 25% 25%
Invitation to  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 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             

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 more information about DIA Associates please contact: 

Kimberly Barrow