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Membership Levels & Benefits
Our members experience The Bascom in the best way possible! Member privileges include insider access to celebrated exhibitions and top-notch programming in a breathtaking natural setting, valuable discounts on classes and workshops, and so much more.

Member Benefits

Members at each level receive the benefits shown for their respective level, plus all benefits listed for all previous levels.
Friend: $50 (Student, Educator, Military, First Responders $25)
  • Member pricing for adult education workshops.
  • A copy of the annual catalogue.
  • Subscription to e-newsletter, upon request.
  • Access to visual arts clubs such as the Photography Club, Studio Alive Group
  • Opportunity to submit works for the Member's exhibitions.
  • Access to The Bascom's library of art materials and periodicals.
Family: $100
  • Individual member benefits for two family members, including two personalized membership cards
  • Reciprocal membership at over 650 participating art museums in the North American Reciprocal Museum program (NARM,)
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Contributor: $250
  • 5% discount for The Dave Drake Studio Barn Open Studio Package
  • One time 10% discount at the gift shop
Supporter: $500
  • Unlimited 5% discount at the gift shop


Director's Circle

The Director’s Circle consists of enthusiastic members who share an appreciation for the visual arts and for the importance they play in our region. Membership at the Director's Circle levels supports The Bascom's free admission to exhibits, standards of excellence and The Bascom's role as a vital and influential regional visual arts center.

Director's Circle Membership
Bronze: $1,000
  • Unlimited 10% discount at the gift shop at The Bascom
  • Invitations to exclusive Director's Circle events
  • Advance registration for all Education classes and workshops
  • Prominent recognition on the website
  • Exclusive unique travel opportunities
Silver: $2,500
  • Complimentary one year Family membership for the recipient of your choice
  • Complimentary bottle of Bascom wine
Gold: $5,000
  • Invitation to attend a lunch and a behind-the-scenes tour of a major exhibition

These benefits are only the beginning...
For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Julia McRae, Community Engagement Manager at 828-787-2864 or jmcrae@thebascom.org.

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Winter Hours
Galleries & The Bascom Shop
Friday, Saturday, Monday: 10–5  
Sun: 12-5, 
Mon-Fri, 9-5
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