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Membership Levels & Benefits

BAM/PFA Charter Membership

BAM/PFA will open in a new state-of-the-art building in downtown Berkeley in early 2016. Become a part of this special moment in our history by becoming a Charter Member today. Members who renew or join today will be designated as Charter Members and will enjoy these exclusive benefits, in addition to those listed below:

  • An invitation to our spring Member & Friends brunch to hear the latest news about our new building and BAM/PFA’s plans for the future
  • A members-only opening at the new BAM/PFA
  • Members-only offsite events throughout 2015
  • Plus enjoy reciprocal admission to Bay Area arts organizations, including the Oakland Museum of California, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and more!

Join as a Charter Member for two years and receive 20% off membership rates. Lock in these rates now to enjoy all the benefits of membership in our first year downtown! See below to learn about becoming a Charter Circle Member.

Levels & Benefits

Individual Charter Membership


$50 (one year) (fully tax deductible)
$80 (two year: 20% off) (fully tax deductible
)

  • Free gallery admission (Bancroft Way galleries open through December 21, 2014; galleries at the new BAM/PFA opening January 2016)
  • Discounted film tickets (at the PFA Theater on Bancroft Way through July 2015; at the Barbro Osher Theater beginning in January 2016)
  • Discounts at local stores, restaurants, and cultural destinations through our East Bay Discount Club
  • Free admission to L@TE: Friday Nights at BAM/PFA (through December 2014)
  • 10% discount on most books and merchandise in the BAM/PFA Store
  • Invitations for two to all major exhibition openings
  • BAM/PFA's Program Guide mailed to you
  • Reciprocal membership privileges at more than 30 university art museums
  • Free lectures, seminars, and discussions with artists

Dual/Family Charter Membership

$75 (one year) (fully tax deductible)
$120 (two year: 20% off) (fully tax deductible)

Includes all Individual membership benefits above, plus:

  • One additional membership card
  • Benefits for two cardholders and one guest each, or up to four children under 18

Sponsor Charter Membership


$150 (one year) ($119 is tax deductible)
$240 (two year: 20% off) (($178 is tax deductible
)
Includes all Dual/Family membership benefits above, plus:

  • Two film passes 
  • Two gallery passes for unaccompanied guests
  • Priority reservation for Film 50: History of Cinema course offered in conjunction with UC Berkeley
  • Reciprocal privileges at more than 800 museums throughout North America

Patron Charter Membership


$300 (one year) ($208 is tax deductible)
$480 (two year: 20% off) ($296 is tax deductible)

Includes all membership benefits of the Sponsor level, plus:

  • Invitations for two to all VIP exhibition openings
  • Invitations to Insider Tours, with behind-the-scenes insights from curators
  • Two additional film passes
  • Two additional gallery passes for unaccompanied guests
  • A complimentary BAM/PFA catalog

Donor Charter Membership


$500 (one year) ($377 is tax deductible)
$800 (two year: 20% off) ($544 is tax deductible)

Includes all membership benefits of the Patron level, plus:

  • Invitations to the annual Breakfast with the Director, featuring a conversation with a guest artist or filmmaker
  • Two additional film passes
  • Two additional gallery passes for unaccompanied guests
  • Invitation to one Curator's Circle event
  • Recognition in the BAM/PFA Annual Report

Special Reduced Rate Memberships

All one-year memberships are offered with a special 10% discount for 65+; current students; UC Berkeley alumni, faculty, and staff; and people with disabilities. Discounted memberships are available by calling (510) 642-5186. Proof of status is required.

 

Curator’s Circle

Curator’s Circle Memberships are designed to provide meaningful interactions with artists, filmmakers, and curators. Members at this level contribute valuable support directly to BAM/PFA’s art and film programming, ensuring that our audiences enjoy the greatest possible access to our art and film exhibitions, and that our collections are cared for with state-of-the-art preservation techniques.

Charter Circle Memberships
Join the Curator's Circle at the Contributor level today to be honored on the electronic donor wall in the new BAM/PFA! Join at the Benefactor level or above to also be honored with a personalized seat in the Barbro Osher Theater.

Contributor

$1,000–2,499 (All but $189 of your gift is tax deductible)

  • Two personalized VIP membership cards offering unlimited free admission to the galleries
  • Reciprocal membership privileges at over 600 museums nationwide
  • Recognition on BAM/PFA’s donor wall
  • Priority invitation to select BAM/PFA events, including the annual gala and 2016 reopening celebration
  • Invitations to exclusive film events, exhibition previews, and receptions
  • Complimentary BAM/PFA exhibition catalog
  • Curator-led tour of a Bay Area artist’s studio and gallery
  • Twelve tickets to film screenings annually

Benefactor

 

$2,500–4,999 (All but $255 of your gift is tax deductible)
Includes all membership benefits of the Contributor level, plus:

  • Additional curator-led tour of a Bay Area artist’s studio and gallery
  • Exclusive curator-led tour of a BAM/PFA exhibition
  • Tours of local private art collections
  • Concierge parking through the Development office
  • One year-round pass to film screenings

Advocate

 

$5,000–9,999 (All but $285 of your gift is tax deductible)
Includes all membership benefits of the Benefactor level, plus:

  • Domestic and international travel opportunities with BAM/PFA director, curators, and trustees
  • Sponsorship of one art exhibition or film series per year with credit line recognition in print and digital publications
  • Invitation to MATRIX Chats in private collectors’ homes
  • Invitation to curator presentations on contemporary art trends
  • Additional year-round pass to film screenings

Ambassador

 

$10,000–14,999 (All but $335 of your gift is tax deductible)
Includes all membership benefits of the Advocate level, plus:

  • Private tour of a BAM/PFA exhibition for up to 10 guests with BAM/PFA director
  • Art exhibition or film series sponsorship recognized on slide displayed onscreen in the PFA Theater

Director’s Circle

$15,000+

 

Director’s Circle members are dedicated and generous patrons of BAM/PFA who believe deeply in the transformative power of art and film. Donors at this level have a significant impact on BAM/PFA, ensuring that it remains a uniquely dynamic, diverse, and engaging cultural town square. In addition to the Ambassador level benefits above, Director’s Circle members enjoy exclusive, personalized engagement opportunities with BAM/PFA’s director tailored to their interests in art and film, utilizing the extraordinary resources of BAM/PFA and the University of California, Berkeley.