Buffalo AKG members help to create meaningful experiences with art for everyone. In turn, members become part of an essential community supporters, with exclusive opportunities to access the museum and build deeper connections with the artworks in the collection.

For questions regarding membership, please visit the Member FAQs page or contact the membership office at or 716 270 8247.

Members taking a photo with the artist Stanley Whitney at the preview of his retrospective, Stanley Whitney: How High the Moon. Photo: Jeff Mace

Members at the preview of the exhibition After the Sun: Forecasts from the North. Photo: Jeff Mace

Membership Levels and Benefits

Every Buffalo AKG membership includes:

  • Free admission to the museum’s collection and special exhibitions  
  • Invitations to exclusive members’ previews and events 
  • Early access to advance timed-admission reservations online while tickets available
  • At least one complimentary one-time use guest pass (number of passes increases by level)
  • Invitations and discounted tickets to After Hours, a special series designed to take you behind-the-scenes at the museum
  • 15% discount on youth and adult Studio Classes
  • Subscriptions to the Buffalo AKG’s bi-monthly members’ calendar and monthly email newsletter 
  • Member parking rate, subject to availability
  • 10% discount in the Shop and on dining at the museum (some exclusions may apply) 
  • Buffalo AKG Art Museum window decal 
  • A one-year (10-issue print) subscription to Buffalo Spree magazine for $10 (regular rate $16)
  • 10% discount at participating local businesses (some restrictions may apply) 
  • Reciprocal admission to more than thirty museums across New York State through the Empire State Museums Reciprocal Program (some restrictions may apply) 

Click “Join, Renew, or Give” under your preferred membership level below, or click here, to be redirected to order selection and secure payment.  

Donor Circles

The Donor Circles are a social and cultural gateway to the Buffalo AKG, connecting your philanthropic support with unique experiences. Whether you are a long-time art lover or new to the art world, a Donor Circles membership will deepen your relationship with the Buffalo AKG and Buffalo’s arts community.  

Members at the Convergence event, Y2K@AKG. Photo: Jeff Mace

Members at the Convergence event, Y2K@AKG, in the Jeffrey E. Gundlach Building. Photo: Jeff Mace

Every Donor Circles membership includes:

  • Core member benefits and discounts for two adults and any children under 18 in the household 
  • The opportunity to add an additional, third adult to the membership for only $25
  • Ten complimentary one-time use guest passes ($180 value)
  • Opportunities to join dinners and welcome receptions for visiting artists
  • The opportunity to participate in the  Director’s Travel Series 
  • Invitations to biannual private curator tours of special exhibitions 
  • One complimentary Dual membership (for Clyfford Still Circle members) or Associate membership (for Andy Warhol Circle members and above) to share 
  • Recognition in the museum’s Annual Report 
  • Quarterly updates from curatorial staff on art shows in New York City 
  • Invitations and two tickets to each event in the  Convergence  Series, which  pairs internationally acclaimed artistic talent with the dynamic innovators of Buffalo’s cultural scene 
  • Invitations and free admission to After Hours, a special series designed to take you behind-the-scenes at the museum
  • Reciprocal admission to the permanent collections of more than 1,200 museums throughout the United States, Canada, and more