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  • Invitations to exclusive Leadership Circle events throughout the year, including private collection visits, artist studio visits, and behind-the-scenes tours with curators and art-world luminaries
  • Invitation to annual international travel with the museum director and curators, providing access to private collections, museums, and galleries
  • Invitations to curator-led, after-hours tours of special exhibitions
  • Opportunity to arrange a private curator-led tour when the museum is closed to the public
  • VIP entry to global art fairs, when available
  • Dedicated staff member to personalize your museum experience
  • Plus all Champion benefits:
  • Invitation for two to our Annual Black-Tie Dinner
  • 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 exhibitions
  • 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
  • Subscription to Fine Arts magazine
  • 10% off at the Museum Stores and 20% off during Members-Only Sales

More ways to get involved

  • Curatorial Support Groups

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More membership levels

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    Book a private docent-led tour of an exhibition of your choice, travel the states with museum curators on our annual domestic trip, reserve the Piazzoni Murals Room for private events, plus enjoy all Supporter 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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    Make it your own, with a custom tour and lunch with the museum director and CEO, plus all Innovator benefits.

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