People at the Annual Gala at the de Young

The Annual Gala, 2024. Photograph by Drew Altizer


  • Invitation for two to our Annual Black-Tie Dinner
  • Plus all Benefactor benefits:
  • Invitation to annual domestic travel with a museum curator to visit private collections, museums, and galleries
  • Opportunity to arrange a private docent-led tour annually
  • Opportunity to reserve the Piazzoni Murals Room at the de Young for private events at a discounted rental rate 
  • Recognition in Fine Arts magazine twice per year 
  • Invitations for two to Donor Receptions, celebrating special exhibition openings
  • Invitations for two to Patrons Circle tours of special exhibitions
  • Recognition in the Annual Report, featured in Fine Arts magazine
  • Invitation to the Annual Donors’ Luncheon
  • Unlimited free admission for two members, five accompanied guests, and youths up to age 17 to the permanent collections and special exhibitions at the de Young and Legion of Honor
  • Reciprocal admission to over 1,000 museums in North America
  • Priority ticketing to special exhibitions
  • Subscription to Patrons Circle email newsletter

More ways to get involved

  • Curatorial Support Groups

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    Get invitations for two to all opening receptions and recognition in the Fine Arts magazine twice a year, plus all Fellow benefits.

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    Connect with curators and art-world luminaries at Leadership Circle events throughout the year, including international and domestic travel with the museum director and curators, exclusive access to private collections and artists’ studios, and a private curator-led exhibition tour, plus enjoy all Patrons Circle benefits.

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    Peek behind the scenes, with a private tour of the conservation laboratories at the de Young or Legion of Honor for ten guests, plus all Leader benefits.

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