Become a Member

Membership is for everyone. With unlimited free admission for one year, feel at home in the galleries, drop in to check out new exhibitions, or share the near universal collection with visiting friends and family. Membership also generates access for others, enabling the Museum to share the collection with wider audiences every year—online, in the galleries, and in our neighborhoods. See below for additional membership options for Rhode Island artists, recent RISD graduates, newly naturalized U.S. citizens, and increased access for libraries and community organizations.

All youth and children aged 18 and under are always invited to visit the RISD Museum free of admission fees.

For questions, call the membership office at 401 454 6322.

Benefits for all card-holding Members

Card-holding Members have access to over 1,000 museums nationwide through our three reciprocal programs, depending on membership level. Learn more

RISD Museum Membership Levels

Select a level below to view additional benefits, join, or give as a gift

ARTIST - $40

Discounted rate for one adult who identifies as an artist or designer

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One adult

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PLUS ONE - $85

One adult plus one guest every visit
Card-holding member must be present to admit guest

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Two adults in the same household

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FRIEND - $175

Two adults in the same household

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Two adults in the same household

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Two adults in the same household

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Radeke Circle - $1,500 +

Radeke Circle members provide critical support for the Museum’s core curatorial, educational, and community activities. In addition to all the benefits above, Radeke Circle members enjoy special access and additional opportunities to engage with the director and curators. For more information, contact Museum Development at 401 709 8659.

Two adults in the same household, up to four adults admitted every visit.

  • Membership in the Art Museum Reciprocal Network (30+ museums nationwide)
  • Membership in the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (1,000+ museums nationwide)
  • Invitations to Museum travel opportunities
  • Subscription to Manual, a journal about art and it’s making
  • One-time guest passes to share with friends and family
  • Invitations to special events and behind-the-scenes opportunities
  • Personal invitation to join the director and curators for more intimate events and special travel opportunities
  • Borrowing privileges at RISD’s Fleet Library
  • A private tour with the Museum director or curator (by request)





More Membership Options

RI Artist Membership

RISD Young Alumni Membership

Welcome Citizen Membership

College and University Membership

Library and Community Group Passport Program