Curator's Circle Membership

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  • Regular price $5,000.00

Cooper Hewitt and all Smithsonian museums are temporarily closed as a public health precaution. Membership cards and welcome packets will be shipped when the museum reopens. Your membership gift is an investment in the future of design and the museum, thank you. 


  • 2 Membership Cards
  • Unlimited gallery admission for two adults and children under 18
  • Complimentary Dual/Family gift membership
  • Complimentary guest passes
  • $4,175 tax-deductible
  • A portion of dues support Cooper Hewitt’s Acquisition Fund
  • Invitation to biennial Members’ Acquisition Event
  • Recognition as Smithsonian Giving Circle member
  • Invitation to VIP Circle event
  • Annual “State of Design” event
  • 20% discount at the café and SHOP Cooper Hewitt
  • A personal shopper at SHOP Cooper Hewitt
  • 20% discount at all Smithsonian museum shops
  • Opportunities to purchase limited-edition design object
  • Invitation to exhibition previews
  • Private museum tour
  • Curator-led exhibition tours
  • Complimentary museum exhibition catalog
  • Behind the scenes access to the museum’s collection
  • Private collection visits
  • Invitation to all private design studio visits
  • Special access to design and art fairs
  • Special access to international design and art fairs
  • Reciprocal privileges at international design museums
  • Access to dozens of national museums through the Art Museum Reciprocal Network
  • Concierge phone service
  • Subscription to Smithsonian Magazine
  • Discount on public program tickets and Design Camp registration
  • Complimentary admission to Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt summer series
  • Subscription to the museum’s Design Journal
  • Deals and offers through the Design Discounts Program

Give this membership as a gift! Simply indicate that this is a gift membership and any special message you want to be included, in the comments section in your shopping cart. Indicate your information in the Billing Address section and supply the gift recipient's information in the Shipping Address section.

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You must be 13 or older to purchase a membership.

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