Gift Memberships

Society of Fellows

Give the gift of membership

The Society of Fellows (SOF) are legacy makers who invest in the future of the Nelson-Atkins, helping shape this cultural anchor of Kansas City.

The generous philanthropic support at this level helps ensure free access to the collection, cultural festivals, scholarly lectures, and more to half a million visitors each year.

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Patron $1,250
  • 6 member cards
  • Invitations to exhibition openings and signature programs
  • Reciprocal privileges at 1000+ museums
  • Free exhibition tickets for members and guests each visit (limit 20 total tickets)
  • Opportunity to participate in the Committee of 100 (C100) at no additional cost
Collector's Circle $3,000
  • Exclusive curator tour with guests
  • 20% off museum rental
  • Dedicated concierge phone line
  • Early bird access to the Mary Atkins Lecture series
  • Opportunity to participate in the Collector’s Circle at no additional cost
  • All the benefits of SOF Patron
Benefactor $5,000
  • Honor roll listing on Bloch Lobby digital screens
  • Complimentary catalogue for all featured exhibitions
  • 30% off museum rental
  • All the benefits of SOF Nelson Society
Ambassador $10,000
  • Private tour with the Director with cocktails in the executive office
  • VIP parking for member programs
  • 50% off museum rental
  • All the benefits of SOF Benefactor
Director's Circle $25,000
  • Annual Director’s Circle dinner in the Cloister
  • Travel opportunities with the Director
  • 1 free annual rental per year
  • Invitations to view local collections, visit artist studios, and more
  • All the benefits of SOF Ambassador
President $50,000
  • Private, behind the scenes tour with Director of Curatorial Affairs
  • All the benefits of SOF Director’s Circle
Chairman $100,000
  • Personal meeting with Board of Trustees and museum leadership
  • All the benefits of the SOF President