Society of Fellows

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.

Their generous philanthropic support and personal involvement help ensure free access to the renowned collection, cultural festivals, scholarly lectures, and more to half a million visitors each year.

Members are our art & soul. Come thrive and inspire with us.

SOF Membership begins at $1,250. Memberships may not be refunded or transferred to another person.

For questions about rental rates, please contact events@nelson-atkins.org or call 816-751-1278.

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Patron $1,250
  • Invitations to signature events
  • Reciprocal privileges with 1,000+ museums worldwide
  • Opportunity to participate in the Committee of 100 (C100)
  • Travel opportunities through the Museum Travel Alliance
  • Complimentary subscription to The Independent (new subscribers only)
  • Recognition in Society of Fellows and Business Council Roster
  • 100% tax deductible
JOIN / RENEW
Collector's Circle $3,000
  • Participation in Collecting and Connoisseurship—a focused program for individuals interested in building an art collection
  • Discount on museum venue rental
  • Invitation to Collector’s Home Showcase
  • All the benefits of SOF Patron
  • 100% tax deductible
JOIN / RENEW
Benefactor $5,000
  • Listing on Bloch Lobby's digital screens
  • Recognition in printed and mailed Annual Report of Gifts
  • Complimentary exhibition catalogue for one featured exhibition
  • All the benefits of SOF Collector's Circle
  • 100% tax deductible
JOIN / RENEW
Curator's Circle $10,000
  • Invitation to an annual behind-the-scenes tour of the museum
  • All the benefits of SOF Benefactor
  • 100% tax deductible
JOIN / RENEW
Director's Circle $25,000
  • Invitations from Julián to exclusive pop-up activities at the museum
  • All the benefits of SOF Curator's Circle
  • 100% tax deductible
JOIN / RENEW
President $50,000
  • Private, behind the scenes tour with Director of Curatorial Affairs
  • Discount on museum rental
  • All the benefits of SOF Director’s Circle
  • 100% tax deductible
JOIN / RENEW
Chairman $100,000
  • Personal meeting with Board of Trustees and museum leadership
  • Discount on museum rental
  • All the benefits of the SOF President
  • 100% tax deductible
JOIN / RENEW