MOWA Memberships

Everyone's a Member

It’s easy at MOWA to treat everyone as a member because everyone is.

Membership doesn’t have to be complicated or an exclusive privilege. Our simple and affordable model replaces single-day admission with membership that offers free unlimited access for an entire year—for everyone.

Come Back Again and Again

Visiting your favorite museum is easy, and costs less than what you pay for single-day admission to other museums.

Come once, then come back again and again to see new exhibitions, enjoy artist talks, and dive into art-making opportunities for the whole family. The idea of a year-long membership in place of single day admission is radical, and it’s our gift to you.

Special Member Offer!

Receive a complimentary MINI BAG inspired by Mark Mulhern’s painting October Gathering and a special MOWA Shop offer as a thank you when you join as a Member Plus ($100) and above member.

Be a Member

Find the level of experience that’s right for you.

Every membership includes these basic benefits

Unlimited access for an entire year

Invitations to exhibition openings, lectures, classes, and more

Quarterly newsletter delivered to home of member cardholder

Member-only discounts at West Bend hotels, restaurants, and shops through the Community Discount Program. Learn more

Two

$25

 Bring a friend or soulmate.

Enjoy Basic Benefits for TWO

Bring a friend or soulmate and discover together the art and artists of Wisconsin.

Join | Renew | Gift

$25

tax deductible

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Crew

$50

Bring the whole crew.

Enjoy Basic Benefits for FOUR adults and any children under eighteen

10% discount on MOWA Shop purchases, increased to 20% on Member Shopping Days

Join | Renew | Gift

$50

tax deductible

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Member Plus

$100

The “Plus” means more—more benefits, more everything.

Enjoy Basic Benefits for SIX adults and any children under eighteen

15% discount at the MOWA Shop, increased to 30% on Member Shopping Days

Recognition in annual publication

Exclusive art-inspired mini bag

Join | Renew | Gift

$100

tax deductible

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Supporter

$250

Open doors to see and do more.

Enjoy Basic Benefits for SIX adults and any children under eighteen

Insider access to exhibition previews and special events

50% discount on Member Plus gift memberships ($100 membership for $50)

Recognition in annual publication

15% discount at the MOWA Shop, increased to 30% on Member Shopping Days

Exclusive art-inspired mini bag

Join | Renew | Gift

$250

tax deductible

Learn More

Partner

$500

Fuel your passion for art with one-of-a kind experiences.

Enjoy Basic Benefits for SIX adults and any children under eighteen

Invitation for two to the annual donor appreciation event

Insider access to exhibition previews and special events

50% discount on Member Plus gift memberships ($100 membership for $50)

15% discount at the MOWA Shop, increased to 30% on Member Shopping Days

Exclusive art-inspired mini bag

Recognition in annual publication

Want to experience more? Consider a Benefactor.

Join | Renew | Gift

$500

tax deductible

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Benefactor

$1000

Discover everything MOWA has to offer.

Enjoy Basic Benefits for SIX adults and any children under eighteen

Invitation for two to annual luncheon with executive director

Complimentary issues of Wisconsin People & Ideas, Wisconsin Academy’s quarterly magazine of contemporary thought and culture

Saint Kate—The Arts Hotel package, including 15% discount on overnight accommodations and a complimentary Champagne Art Tour for two*

Invitation for two to the annual donor appreciation event

Insider access to exhibition previews and special events

50% discount on Member Plus gift memberships ($100 membership for $50)

15% discount at the MOWA Shop, increased to 30% on Member Shopping Days

Exclusive art-inspired mini bag

Recognition in annual publication

Deepen your impact and partner with us. Learn more about MOWA Patron Groups.

Join | Renew | Gift

$900

tax deductible

Learn More

GIVE THE GIFT OF ART

Gift a MOWA membership for a year of inspiration

Give a year of access to exhibitions, art making, tours, exhibition openings, meeting artists, and so much more! Click on any membership level above to order a gift membership online or purchase at the Member Services desk on your next visit to MOWA.

Members at the Supporter level and above receive 50% off the purchase of Member Plus gift memberships ($100 membership for $50)

Patron Groups

Explore MOWA’s Patron Groups to learn about increased levels of involvement.

Deepen your commitment to the art and artists you love while providing meaningful support for the museum’s exhibitions and programs.

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MOWA Community Discount Program

Friends with Benefits

Enjoy discounts and special offers when you show your membership card at these nearby hotels, restaurants, and shops.

Nibble & Sip

Café Floriana | 611 Veterans Ave
One 2-pack cookies free with purchase

Laughing Mountain Gourmet Popcorn | 148 N Main St
10% off purchase and free bag of Gourmet White popcorn
(No purchase necessary)

Maricio’s | 1726 Barton Ave
Free 10-inch cheese pizza with purchase of a large pizza

Riverside Brewery & Restaurant | 255 S Main St
$5 off minimum purchase of $25

The Hub | 303 Water St
5% off purchase

See all area restaurants and shops

Stay the Night

Hampton Inn | 1975 S 18th St
Special booking rate

TownePlace Suites | 175 East Water St
Special booking rate

See all area hotels

Have questions?

We’ve got the answers.

Can I purchase tickets in advance?

At MOWA, we do things a little differently. Your entrance fee is actually a low-cost membership that gives you an entire year of access to the museum’s exhibitions, programs, and events. Join or renew prior to your visit for touch-free check-in.

Do I still need to become a member if I live out-of-state and do not have immediate plans to return?

Yes. Think of it as a single-day admission. It will still cost less than single-day admission at most other museums. Better yet, put the membership in the name of someone who would enjoy visiting all year and give it to them as a gift.

How much does it cost to visit?

Your admission fee as low as $15 is actually a low-cost membership that gives you an entire year of access to the museum’s exhibitions, programs, and events. Learn more on our membership page.

Can I become a member online before I visit?

Absolutely. You can join during your visit or sign up in advance online.

I just joined online and don’t have a member card yet. When can I visit?

Immediately. Our Member Services Team will hand you a member card when you arrive. Enjoy your visit!

How do I renew my membership?

There are several super easy ways:

  1. Online. Members receive online notifications approximately two months before the membership expiration date. Your digital response saves paper and postage costs.
  2. By phone. Call the Membership line at (262) 247-2250.
  3. In person. When you visit the member service desk.
  4. By mail. Watch for your renewal letter in the mail approximately one month in advance of your membership expiration date.

 

I just joined or renewed my membership online. When can I visit?

Immediately. Enjoy your visit!

Is my membership tax-deductible?

Yes, as a nonprofit organization, MOWA is required by the IRS to provide written disclosure of the fair market value (FMV) of benefits received. The tax-deductible portion of your membership is as follows:

                              

ONE                           $15 Tax Deductible

TWO                          $25 Tax Deductible

CREW                        $50 Tax Deductible

Members Plus           $100 Tax Deductible

Supporter                  $250 Tax Deductible

Partner                       $500 Tax Deductible

Benefactor                 $900 Tax Deductible

 

My member card was lost or stolen. Can I get a new one?

No problem. Email or call us and we’ll get one in the mail immediately.

Does the museum offer discounts for seniors, students, or veterans?

  • Because of MOWA’s pioneering membership model, our fees are already affordably low and are often far less than senior discounts at other major museums.
  • University students on group tours pay $7 instead of $15 to become members. Children in school groups are free every day.
  • MOWA is proud to support the Annual Blue Star Museums program that allows military personnel and their family free access to museums from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day each year. Learn more at Blue Star Families .
  • MOWA also waives member fees for two full days of the annual Art & Chalk Fest held every summer.

Does MOWA share reciprocity with other museums? 

We have pioneered a radically unique philosophy of what it means to be a member. When other museums become more like us, then reciprocity might be a possibility.

I have a disability. Does my accompanying care-provider need to become a member?

Certainly not.

Do exhibitions have an additional fee?

We never nickel-and-dime members, so the answer is a resounding no!

Is there an audio tour with my membership?

Look for QR Codes to access the flowing voices of curators and artists on your smart phone as they talk about the museum’s collections and special exhibitions.

Is there someone I can contact to get a quick answer to a quirky question?

Yes, we love quirky. Give us your wildest and most challenging question (about membership, of course) and we’ll get back to you with the answer. Please email membership@wisconsinart.org or call (262) 247-2250.

Get in Touch

If you have questions about higher levels of support or more personalized benefits, please contact us to discuss customized options.