Welcome! Join Our Community of Art Enthusiasts!

Every membership to the KIA supports our mission “Art is for Everyone.” Art is more than paintings on the walls: it is about creating shared experiences, stimulating dialogue, and injecting fresh ideas into the community.

Membership also supports bringing in world-class exhibitions, expanding our programming for school children and families, and so much more!

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Members enjoy a wide range of benefits:

  • Free admission to exhibitions and shows throughout the year
  • Special discounts on Kirk Newman Art School classes and in the Gallery Shop
  • Early class registration and Holiday Sale shopping
  • Special invitations to Member Only events
  • Reduced ticket prices for special events and activities
  • Opportunity to join the Kalamazoo Art League

Check out each level to review benefits and perks of being a Member of the KIA

To purchase online, click on the desired level below. To purchase by phone, call 269-349-7775 or 269-585-9297. You may also mail your check to 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo MI 49007.
Benefactor Level Member $500

  • Guided preview tour to selected temporary exhibitions
  • Invitations to special Member-Only receptions and temporary exhibitions
  • Opportunity to rent the KIA
  • Member Cards for 2 Adults (Children under 18 at the same address are included*
  • In addition to the Primary Membership Benefits listed below
  • One Individual Membership gift for a non-member adult
  • Listing on KIA lobby Donor Recognition Board
  • Discounts on unlimited classes at the Kirk Newman Art School, including summer camps
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Patron Level Member $250

  • Reciprocal membership at 13 other Michigan art museums
  • Opportunity to rent the KIA
  • Member Cards for 2 Adults (Children under 18 at the same address are included*)
  • Discounts on four classes per semester at the Kirk Newman Art School, including summer camps
  • Invitations to Upper-Level Member Receptions/Events
  • In addition to the Primary Membership Benefits listed below

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Donor Level Member $175

  • Reciprocal membership at 13 other Michigan art museums
  • 15% discount on Gallery Shop purchases
  • Opportunity to rent the KIA for private parties/events/weddings
  • Member Cards for 2 Adults (Children under 18 at the same address are included*)
  • Discounts on three classes per semester at the Kirk Newman Art School, including summer camps
  • In addition to the Primary Membership Benefits listed below

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Most Popular Option

Sustaining Member $125

  • Opportunity to rent the KIA for private parties/events/weddings
  • Member Cards for 2 Adults (Children 18 or younger at the same address are included*)
  • Discounts on two classes per semester at the Kirk Newman Art School, including summer camps
  • In addition to the Primary Membership Benefits listed below

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Dual/Family Member $85

  • Member cards for 2 adults (Children 18 or younger at the same address are included)
  • In addition to the Primary Membership Benefits listed below
  • Discounts on two classes per semester at the Kirk Newman Art School, including summer camps

Individual Member $55

  • Member Card for 1 Adult
  • In addition to the Primary Membership Benefits listed below
Student Member $35
  • Requires a high school or college ID and to be purchased in person.
Primary Membership Benefits
  • Year-round free admission to the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions.
  • Free admission to many programs and events
  • Subscription to Sightlines quarterly magazine
  • Opportunity to attend many Member events*
  • 10% discount on many Gallery Shop purchases
  • Early registration and discount a Kirk Newman Art School class
  • Early shopping privileges at the annual Holiday Sale in December
  • Privileges at the KIA Mary & Edwin Meader Fine Arts Library
  • Reciprocating Free admission into many national museums*

Director’s Circle

Deepen your engagement and increase your impact in the Arts by joining our Director’s Circle.

For questions, or personal assistance with a Director’s Circle membership, please contact Membership Services Officer Maya Mokrzan at 269-585-9297 or .

Visionary Level Member $5,000

Please call to become a Visionary Level Member of the Director’s Circle $5,000+

  • Recognition as a sponsor in one program, exhibition or event (where possible) 
  • Complimentary 3-hour facility rental between M-F 8am to 5pm
  • Complimentary tuition for 1(one) art class during per Membership year
  • Invitation for two to annual Director’s Circle Dinner
  • Additional Individual membership for a non-member friend
  • Guided preview tour with the Chief Curator or Executive Director to a selected temporary exhibition or Permanent Collection
  • Invitations to upper level member-only receptions
  • Reciprocal membership at more than 900 participating museums in the U.S. & Canada
  • Reciprocal membership at 13 other Michigan art museums
  • 15% discount on Gallery Shop purchases
  • Opportunity to rent the KIA for private parties/events/weddings
  • Member Cards for 2 Adults (Children under18 at the same address are included*)
  • Special savings on all Art Classes at Kirk Newman Art School

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Leader Level Member $2,500

  • Complimentary 3-hour facility rental between M-F 8am -5pm (based on availability)
  • Complimentary tuition for one KNAS Class (per membership year)
  • Invitation for two to the Director’s Circle Dinner
  • Additional individual membership for a non-member friend
  • Guided preview tour to selected temporary exhibitions (as available)
  • Invitations to upper level member-only receptions
  • Reciprocal membership at more than 900 participating museums in the U.S. & Canada
  • Reciprocal membership at 13 other Michigan art museums
  • 15% discount on Gallery Shop purchases
  • Opportunity to rent the KIA for private parties/events/weddings
  • Member Cards for 2 Adults (Children under 18 at the same address are included*)
  • Special savings on all Art Classes at Kirk Newman Art School

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Founder Level Member $1,000

  • Two tickets to the Director’s Circle Event
  • Additional Individual membership for a non-member friend
  • 50% off 1 KNAS class per membership year
  • Guided preview tour to selected temporary exhibitions (as available)
  • Invitations to upper level member-only receptions
  • Reciprocal membership at more than 900 participating museums in the U.S. & Canada
  • Reciprocal membership at 13 other Michigan art museums
  • 15% discount on Gallery Shop purchases
  • Opportunity to rent the KIA for private parties/events/weddings
  • Member Cards for 2 Adults (Children 18 or younger at the same address are included*)
  • Special savings on all Art Classes at Kirk Newman Art School

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The Kalamazoo Art League: serving the KIA, our members, and the community since 1955.

A motivated and dedicated volunteer organization, the Kalamazoo Art League actively promotes the KIA mission by sponsoring an annual lecture series that hosts experts who study, create, curate, or write about art. In addition to the lecture series, Art League plans depARTures (day and overnight trips) to experience art in other museums and communities, plus book discussions and other initiatives reflecting members’ desire to learn about visual arts.

All members of the KIA are eligible to become members of the Art League. Because of our loyal and supportive membership and community, we were able to navigate the pandemic and return to “near normal” for our upcoming 2021 season, July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. KAL dues will remain at $40 but members must also belong to the KIA.

For more information about Art League or register to join, please visit our website: KalamazooArtLeague.org

Membership Benefits:

  • Free admission to all lectures
  • Discount on all depARTures
  • Quarterly Focus newsletter and advance notice of depARTures and special events
  • Free docent tours of KIA galleries and exhibits
  • Free admission to Annual Member Celebration

KIA Members:

  • Discounted admission to all lectures
  • Tiered discount on all depARTures

Membership Levels

Includes the Primary Membership Benefits list above, plus:

  • Additional individual membership for a non-member friend
  • Donor Recognition in the KIA Lobby
  • Guided preview tour to selected temporary exhibitions
  • Invitations to upper level member-only receptions
  • Reciprocal membership at more than 900 participating museums in the U.S. & Canada
  • Reciprocal membership at 13 other Michigan art museums
  • 15% discount on Gallery Shop purchases
  • Opportunity to rent the KIA for private parties/events/weddings
  • Member Cards for 2 Adults (Children 18 or younger at the same address are included*)
  • Special savings on all Art Classes at Kirk Newman Art School

Includes the Primary Membership Benefits list above, plus:

  • Guided preview tour to selected temporary exhibitions
  • Invitations to upper level member-only receptions
  • Reciprocal membership at more than 900 participating museums in the U.S. & Canada
  • Reciprocal membership at 13 other Michigan art museums
  • 15% discount on Gallery Shop purchases
  • Opportunity to rent the KIA for private parties/events/weddings
  • Member Cards for 2 Adults (Children 18 or younger at the same address are included*)
  • Special savings on all Art Classes at Kirk Newman Art School

Includes the Primary Membership Benefits list above, plus:

  • Reciprocal membership at more than 900 participating museums in the U.S. & Canada
  • Reciprocal membership at 13 other Michigan art museums
  • 15% discount on Gallery Shop purchases
  • Opportunity to rent the KIA for private parties/events/weddings
  • Member Cards for 2 Adults (Children 18 or younger at the same address are included*)
  • Special savings on all Art Classes at Kirk Newman Art School

Includes the Primary Membership Benefits list above, plus:

  • Reciprocal membership at 13 other Michigan art museums
  • 15% discount on Gallery Shop purchases
  • Opportunity to rent the KIA for private parties/events/weddings
  • Member Cards for 2 Adults (Children 18 or younger at the same address are included*)
  • Special savings on all Art Classes at Kirk Newman Art School

Includes the Primary Membership Benefits list above, plus:

  • Member Cards for 2 Adults (Ccildren 18 or younger at the same address are included)
  • Special savings on all Art Classes at Kirk Newman Art School

Includes the Primary Membership Benefits list above, plus:

  • Member Card for 1 Adult
  • Requires a high school or college ID and to be purchased in person.
  • Register for Student Memberships in persona at the KIA.