Join or Renew

Thank you for choosing to become a member!

Our online forms are currently being updated and will be available again on October 19.

Membership supports the Museum's exhibits and education programs and makes an impact on the Museum and community each day.

Every Membership Includes

  • FREE, unlimited year-round admission to all galleries and exhibits
  • Invitations to members-only events like exhibit previews and Taste of the New South
  • Subscription to the Museum's newsletter
  • First opportunity to purchase advance and discount tickets to Museum lectures and events
  • Each level includes the benefits of the preceding levels.

General Membership

  • $8 New South for the New Southerner admission
  • 5% store discount

Student / Educator
$25 /year


$35 /year


$60 /year



Leadership Members

  • FREE New South for the New Southerner admission
  • 10% store discount
  • $5 discount on gift memberships
  • Name published in Fall newsletter

$150 /year

($138 tax-deductible)

  • 2 guest passes


$250 /year

($226 tax-deductible)

  • 4 guest passes


$500 /year

($456 tax-deductible)

  • 4 guest passes



Courage Circle

  • 20% store discount
  • $10 gift certificate to Museum store
  • Recognition on the Museum’s donor panel
  • Museum tour with staff

$1,000 /year

($916 tax-deductible)

  • 10 guest passes


$2,500 /year

($2,200 tax-deductible)

  • 10 guest passes



$5,000 /year

($4,700 tax-deductible)

  • 20 guest passes
  • 50% Museum rental discount


$10,000+ /year

($9,700 tax-deductible)

  • 20 guest passes
  • 100% Museum rental discount*



Memberships renew on an annual basis. All General Memberships are 100% tax deductible and the tax deductible amount for Leadership Membership varies by level and can be waived for full tax deductibility. *Museum rentals are based on availability and tax deduction is applied on redeemed.

For more information on tax deductibility, and specific Leadership benefits, contact Martha Loftin Snell, Director of Individual Philanthropy at 704.333.1887 ext. 258 or email