Members are part of the story!

Members are part of the story!

At the Carlos Museum, our goal is to provide members with unique experiences and special access to our renowned collections, exhibitions, and programs. With that in mind, we have revised our membership levels to offer the best mix of benefits for our dedicated supporters.
 
Here’s what’s new:

  • We are pleased to introduce two new levels: Individual and Dual. The Individual level is offered at $50 and is perfect for one person. Dual membership, for two adults, is $75. These two levels replace our Friend level membership.
  •  The Family level at $100 is now available not only to parents and children but also grandparents and grandchildren.
  • Our new guest pass for Ionic and above levels can be used for either general admission or members-only event admission.
  • If you are a current Ionic member, please note that the annual catalog mailing is now being offered to Corinthian and above members only. If this is a benefit that you enjoy, we would love for you to consider upgrading your membership!
  • We have added a one-time complimentary facility rental to our generous members at the Partner level.

 


The stories of civilization are revealed at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, where world cultures are brought to life through exceptional works of art and rare artifacts. Members are part of the story!

Membership support allows the Carlos Museum to offer innovative learning opportunities, expand and preserve its premier collections, and develop world-class exhibitions. In return, members receive generous benefits and unique opportunities to experience treasures left by history's artists, scribes, and storytellers.

All members receive:

  • Unlimited complimentary admission
  • Complimentary use of audio guides
  • 10% Bookshop discount
  • Invitations to special exhibition member openings
  • Free or discounted admission to museum-sponsored lectures, films, and workshops
  • Calendars, newsletters, and e-newsletters
  • Complimentary admission to 42 participating museums in the College and University Art Museums Reciprocal Program
  • Emory Friends of the Arts benefits (For a complete listing visit arts.emory.edu.)

For detailed information on membership benefits, please see below or call our membership office, 404.727.2623, or email carlosmembership@emory.edu.

As you increase your level of support to a Patron, Council, or Partner level membership, your benefits also grow. 

BASIC MEMBERSHIPS

Individual $50 (fully tax deductible) Admits one adult
Includes all basic membership benefits (listed above) plus two guest passes. 

Dual $75 (fully tax deductible) Admits two adults
Includes all basic membership benefits (listed above) plus two guest passes. 

Family $100 (fully tax deductible) Admits two adults and children or grandchildren
All basic membership benefits, plus the following:

  • Two general admission guest passes
  • Advance notice of popular children’s programs
  • Priority registration and up to a 20% discount on Camp Carlos

Young Associates $140 (fully tax deductible) Admits two adults

Members between the ages of 21 and 39 are invited to special events and programs dedicated to their specific interests. Enjoy VIP treatment at Bacchanal, celebrate our special exhibitions alongside fellow members, and explore the Carlos Museum’s renowned collections during special evening events throughout the year. Click here for detailed information.

 
Along with the basic benefits, Young Associates also receive:    
  • Four general admission guest passes
  • Advance notice to purchase tickets to Bacchanal, the Museum’s annual fall fundraiser
  • National reciprocal membership benefits with over 500 participating museums
  • 20% discount on Museum Bookshop purchases
PATRON MEMBERSHIPS

All patron memberships include basic membership benefits plus the following:

Doric Patron $150 ($100 tax deductible) Best Value

  • Four guest passes
  • Invitations to special receptions
  • 20% discount on Museum Bookshop purchases
  • Recognition in Museum publications
  • Free or discounted admission to 500 participating museums in the North American Reciprocal Museums program

Ionic Patron $300 ($170 tax deductible)
All of the above benefits, plus four dual use passes (member event or general admission).

Corinthian Patron $600 ($400 tax deductible)
All of the above benefits, plus):

  • Six dual use passes (member event or general admission)
  • Complimentary exhibition related publication
  • Special tours of exhibitions and our permanent collections
COUNCIL MEMBERSHIPS

All Carlos Council memberships include basic and patron membership benefits plus the following:

Curators' Council $1,500 ($1,260 tax deductible)

  • Eight dual use passes (member event or general admission)
  • Private tours or talks led by the Carlos’ curators annually
  • Invitations to auction previews and receptions for visiting lecturers
  • Complimentary one-year Dual membership for the recipient of your choice

Director's Council $5,000 ($4,720 tax deductible)

  • Ten dual use passes (member event or general admission)
  • Invitation to a special dinner hosted by the Director
  • Annual private tour with the Director
  • Private  collections consultation with a curator

PARTNER MEMBERSHIP
Carlos Partnership $10,000
($7,420 tax deductible)

  • Ten dual use passes (member event or general admission)
  • Invitation to a special dinner hosted by the Director
  • Annual private tour with the Director
  • Private  collections consultation with a curator
  • One-time complimentary event facility rental
  • Twe Patron tickets to annual fund-raiser, Veneralia

Members at the $10,000+ level enjoy an unparalleled package of benefits, including insider involvement with curators and visiting scholars, and two Patron tickets to Veneralia, the Carlos Museum's annual gala. For a complete list of benefits and information please contact the Carlos Development Office at 404.727.2115.

PROCESSING TIME

Please allow 4-6 weeks for your membership to be processed and for your membership cards to arrive. Please retain a copy of your receipt in order to take immediate advantage of Member admission benefits and discounts.

ELIGIBLE DISCOUNTS

Emory University Friends of the Arts, faculty, staff, alumni and students, and non-Emory teachers and students with a valid ID are eligible to receive 10% off any membership level. To take advantage of this discount, you may join by mail, onsite, or by calling our Membership Office at 404.727.2623. The discount is not currently available online.

GIVE THE GIFT OF MEMBERSHIP

Gift memberships provide year-long benefits and open the door to a world of beauty, culture, history, and learning at the Carlos Museum. This is a special and meaningful way to share the joys of the Museum with your friends and family while supporting the Carlos.  If you would like to purchase a gift membership, please contact our Membership Office at 404.727.2623, or stop by the Museum to purchase onsite.