February 24, 2014

Yale University Art Gallery Introduces Free Membership

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Museum’s philosophy of free admission for all is extended to free membership for all

The Yale University Art Gallery is pleased to announce free membership to the country’s oldest university art museum. The former joint membership program with the Yale Center for British Art, known as the Members of the Yale Arts Museums, has become a free membership program at each institution. The Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art are taking their philosophy of free admission for all and extending it to free membership for all. The Gallery has replaced all levels of paid membership with the free program.

The Gallery’s free membership program is open to everyone and provides the same benefits as previous members received at the $75 level and above: subscription to the triannual Yale University Art Gallery members’ magazine, invitations to exhibition openings and programs, discounts and special offers at the museum’s Bookstore, and reduced-rate parking.

In making this all-inclusive change, Jock Reynolds, the Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Gallery, notes, “Our collections are here for all to enjoy and study. We look forward to removing any barriers for those who want to become more involved, and we hope to welcome more members to our galleries and programs.”

The free membership program was developed to more directly engage Gallery audiences, regardless of financial means or geographic location. Through free membership, the Gallery welcomes the local community, inviting them to take greater advantage of Yale’s resources. For artists, scholars, alumni, collectors, students, and art enthusiasts, free membership offers the easiest way to stay informed about special exhibitions, new scholarship, recent acquisitions, and opportunities to be involved.

To become a member, you may enroll at the Gallery’s Information Desk during a visit or click here.

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