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.
- 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
- 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+
- 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+