Peale Circle

The Peale Circle, PAFA's leadership-level membership group, offers privileges including exclusive access to private collections, behind-the-scenes experiences, and preview receptions before membership exhibition openings. Peale Circle members enjoy special discounts, and many other unique events throughout the year that explore topics on historic and contemporary American art. For more information, contact Gillian Golson, Donor Relations Officer, at 215-972-2037 or ggolson@pafa.org.

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General Peale Circle Membership Benefits

  • Exclusive access to private collections, behind-the-scenes experiences, and yearly Peale Circle Garden Party featuring a private collection
  • Invitations to exhibition Preview Party receptions prior to the General Members’ Opening
  • Invitations to bring up to two additional guests to specific Peale Circle events throughout the year
  • Complimentary or discounted admission to members-only tours and events
  • Unlimited free admission to PAFA’s galleries for two adults
  • 12 complimentary guest passes to PAFA
  • Reciprocal membership at over 900 museums across the country
  • 20% discount at the Museum Store
  • 10% discount at the Museum Café
  • 10% discount on Continuing Education classes and workshops

The Violet Oakley Circle
$1,500 to $2,499

  • All General Peale Circle Membership Benefits
  • All but $180 is tax-deductible

The Horace Pippin Circle
$2,500 to $4,999

  • All Violet Oakley Circle benefits
  • Annual private tour of one PAFA exhibition of your choice
  • 10% discount on Brodsky Center print purchases and advance notice of new editions
  • All but $180 is tax-deductible

The Thomas Eakins Circle
$5,000 to $9,999

  • All Violet Oakley and Horace Pippin Circle benefits
  • 10% discount on a PAFA facility rental for a special event (catering, security, and housekeeping not included)
  • 10% discount in the Alumni Gallery
  • All but $180 is tax-deductible

The Cecilia Beaux Circle
$10,000 to $24,999

  • All Violet Oakley, Horace Pippin, and Thomas Eakins Circle benefits
  • Private dinner with the President of PAFA
  • 20% discount on a PAFA facility rental for a special event (catering, security, and housekeeping not included)
  • 20% discount in the Alumni Gallery
  • All but $180 is tax-deductible

The Charles Willson Peale Circle
$25,000 +

  • All Violet Oakley, Horace Pippin, Thomas Eakins, and Cecilia Beaux Circle benefits
  • 50% discount on a PAFA facility rental for a special event (catering, security, and housekeeping not included)
  • All but $180 is tax-deductible