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Director's Circle Membership (Gift)


  • 2 Membership Cards
  • Unlimited gallery admission for two adults and children under 18
  • Invitation to all exhibition previews
  • Private design studio visits
  • VIP access to design and art fairs
  • 10% discount at the Café
  • Discounted program tickets
  • Invitation to annual Holiday Celebration
  • Subscription to the museum’s Design Journal
  • Subscription to Smithsonian Magazine
  • Acknowledgement in annual donor listings
  • Access to the Art Museum Reciprocal Network
  • Deals and offers through the Design Discounts Program
  • Reciprocal privileges at international museums
  • VIP access to international design and art fairs
  • Private collection visits
  • Complimentary guest passes
  • Free program tickets
  • Complimentary museum exhibition catalogue
  • 20% discount at SHOP Cooper Hewitt
  • Recognition as Smithsonian Giving Circle member
  • 20% discount at all Smithsonian museum shops
  • Concierge phone service
  • Curator-led exhibition tours
  • Invitation to VIP Circle event
  • Opportunities to purchase limited-edition design objects
  • Personal shopper at SHOP Cooper Hewitt
  • Private museum tour
  • Annual “State of Design” event
  • Behind-the-scenes access to the museum’s collection
  • Complimentary Dual/Family gift membership
  • Exclusive annual Director’s event
  • Special opening exhibition event

  • $9,055 tax-deductible


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You must be 13 years or older to purchase a membership.
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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.