Membership

MoAD Members enjoy unlimited free admission to one of the only museums in the world that focuses exclusively on African Diaspora culture. Join today and take advantage of all basic Membership benefits!

  • Invitations to private exhibition previews and receptions
  • Discounted admission to public programs including lectures, film screenings, workshop/demonstrations, performances, and special events
  • 10% savings on all Museum Store purchases

Membership makes a great gift for your family, friends and associates. Share the MoAD experience for the next holiday, birthday, anniversary or graduation. To purchase a gift membership select "Yes" from the drop down menu and include shipping instructions in Checkout.

Membership Levels

Individual $65
  • Personalized membership card
  • Unlimited free admission for you and a guest
  • Invitations to exhibition previews and receptions
  • Discounted admission to public programs including lectures, films, performances and special events
  • Subscription to eNews and text message alerts
  • 10% discount at the Museum Store (20% on member shopping days)
  • 10% discount on dinner at 1300 Fillmore Restaurant (San Francisco)
Dual/Family $85
  • All Individual Membership benefits plus:
  • A second personalized membership card
  • Unlimited free admission for two (plus one guest card holder)
  • Advance notice of family programming and special events
Supporter $150
  • All Dual/Family benefits plus:
  • Four gallery guest passes
  • Invitation to special annual event
Contributor $250
  • All Supporter benefits plus:
  • Two complimentary tickets to a MoAD special event of your choice (excludes fundraisers)
Associate $500
  • All Contributor benefits plus:
  • Invitation to a private reception for donor level members with MoAD’s executive director
  • Recognition in MoAD annual report
Circle of Friends $1,000
  • All Associate benefits plus:
  • Invitation to a private reception for donor level members with MoAD’s executive director
Additional exclusive benefits are available at higher levels of giving. Contact our Development Department at (415) 358-7219 or email us [see note about email addresses] for more information.

Special Memberships (Requires Proof of Eligibility)

Senior $45
  • All Individual benefits for one person age 62 or older
Dual Senior $60
  • All Senior benefits for two people, both age 62 or older
Student/Teacher $45
  • All Individual member benefits at a discounted price

The Vanguard

The Vanguard is a young professional organization dedicated to fostering a long-term commitment to MoAD and making it accessible to a wider audience of young adult and young spirited people. This dynamic group advances MoAD’s mission by hosting a variety of distinctive social, educational, and philanthropic events. Vanguard members enjoy the following additional benefits:

  • Vanguard designation on membership card
  • Invitations to special events hosted by partner organizations
  • Advance notice of family programming and special events
  • Exclusive invitations to parties, educational programming and fundraisers throughout the year

Each Vanguard membership is an additional $35 per individual for memberships up to the Contributor ($250) level. Contributor level memberships and above include Vanguard membership at no additional cost.

Tax Statement

MoAD is a private, non-profit organization exempt from income tax under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. MoAD is supported by its members; individual contributors; corporate and foundation support; federal, state and city government grants.