Young Friends of Art

Kansas City’s most established young friends group

The Young Friends of Art (YFA) program is a pioneering group for a new generation of museum donors. Established as the longest running young professionals group of Kansas City, this program allows 21-35 year-olds to make a philanthropic impact by engaging with their peers with the backdrop of art, networking, and culture.

All Nelson-Atkins members receive:

  • FREE admission to featured exhibitions every day
  • FREE parking in the museum garage (based on availability)
  • Invitations and early registration to exclusive member events and virtual programs
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store, Rozzelle Court Restaurant, and Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters (museum location only)
  • Savings and presale access to Art Course mini golf, Tivoli films, and other museum activities

YFA Membership ranges from $70 to $160. Memberships may not be refunded or transferred to another person.

You must be at least 21 to participate in Young Friends of Art. Birth date is required.

Buying a membership for someone else? Click to go to our gift membership page.

YFA Individual+ $70
  • 1 member card
  • Free parking in the museum garage
  • 20% discount on studio art classes
  • Free drink tickets
  • Free exhibitions tickets for you and 1 guest each visit
  • Member preview days and member-only hours for exhibitions
  • $5.83 monthly payment option
YFA Duo+ $125
  • 2 member cards
  • Free exhibition tickets for members and 2 guests each visit
  • Reciprocal privileges at 300+ museums
  • Bi-annual date night event
  • All the benefits of YFA Individual+
YFA Family $160
  • 2 cards for adult members, plus up to 3 cards for children ages 13+
  • Early registration for studio art classes
  • Free exhibition tickets per visit for members and guests each visit (up to 5 total tickets)
  • 20% discount on gift memberships
  • Reciprocal privileges at 500+ museums
  • All the benefits of YFA Duo+