Become a Member

Explore America's rich artistic heritage and the achievements of its greatest artists

PAFA members enjoy complimentary admission, exclusive member programming and events, plus discounts on Museum Store purchases, Continuing Education courses, Summer Art Camp, and more. 

Your membership gift will help strengthen PAFA’s collections and special exhibitions, expand programming, and promote greater arts education outreach to the Philadelphia community.

Membership Levels


  • Invitations to members-only programs and exhibition previews
  • Free or discounted admission to all ticketed public programs
  • PAFA Member Monthly email newsletter
  • 20% discount on select items at the PAFA Museum Store

INDIVIDUAL $55 (fully tax-deductible)

All general member benefits, plus:

  • Unlimited free admission for one adult to the permanent collection and all special exhibitions 
  • $5 off Mural Arts tours. Tours should be booked through Mural Arts with the code PAFA22. Limit to two discounted tickets per tour type per year. Must present PAFA membership card at check-in.
  • Other exciting discounts and opportunities throughout the year

HOUSEHOLD $80 (fully tax-deductible)

All Individual-level benefits for two adults and any children under 18, plus:

  • Discounted and priority registration for PAFA's Summer Art Camp, Young Artist Academy, Art Club, and other Youth and Family programs
  • Discounted registration for Pre-College Programs, including Summer Intensives and Summer Academy
  • Family Programs email

FRIEND $150 ($60 is tax-deductible) Best Value!

All Household-level benefits, plus:

PATRON $300 ($120 is tax-deductible)

All Friend-level benefits, plus:

  • Six additional single-use guest passes for a total of twelve
  • Invitation for two to the annual Patron Plus Reception

BENEFACTOR $500 ($320 is tax-deductible)

All Patron-level benefits, plus:

  • Select PAFA exhibition catalogue
  • Invitation for two to a Peale Circle event

ARTIST $35 (fully tax-deductible)

All Individual-level benefits:

  • Available to artists currently working in any medium represented in PAFA's collection 
  • Required to provide proof of current practice in form of a resume, CV, website, or recent exhibition listing to


Available to those who live more than 100 miles from the museum. Includes all benefits of the Household-level membership. Call (215) 972-2018 to join or renew.

PAFA Highlight

Get a taste of members-only programming in this recording from our President's Preview in March 2023:

On Saturday, March 4, museum members joined for a special sneak peek of PAFA's exciting plans ahead with coffee and conversation, hosted by President and CEO, Eric Pryor, Dr. Anna Marley, Chief of Curatorial Affairs and the Kenneth R. Woodcock Curator of Historical American Art, and Dr. Brittany Webb, Evelyn and Will Kaplan Curator of Twentieth Century Art and the John Rhoden Collection.


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As the first art museum and school in the United States, PAFA celebrates the transformative power of art and art-making. Your gift sustains our vision of nurturing artists at every turn in their career through our world-class museum and school.

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Use the form to contact PAFA's Office of Development with questions or call (215) 972-2077.