If you do not see your question answered here, please contact us at 716.270.8247 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable, and approved discounts may only be applied at the time of purchase. Categories, benefits, and prices are subject to change.
What can I expect from my membership before the museum opens in May 2023?
Active Buffalo AKG members will continue to enjoy limited benefits offerings during this time, including:
- Free admission to special exhibitions
- Updates and information about the campus development and expansion project and the May 2023 opening of your Buffalo AKG
- Free admission to virtual After Hours
On-demand recordings of past After Hours events and other virtual lectures and presentations for members are available by request to email@example.com or 716.270.8247.
- Reciprocal admission and shared benefits to more than 30 museums across New York State (Some restrictions may apply)
- Reciprocal admission and shared benefits to more than 1,200 museums across the United States, Canada, and more (For members at the Associate level and above; some restrictions may apply)
- Local discounts and special community promotions
- A 10% discount at participating local businesses
- A discounted one-year subscription to Buffalo Spree Magazine
- Plus, an invitation to a very special preview and celebration for members of the museum’s opening!
Renewing or joining as a member is the best way to support and stay connected to the Buffalo AKG.
What benefits should members expect to enjoy when the museum opens in May 2023?
Members will receive premier access to the museum when construction is complete, including an invitation to a grand opening celebration and preview of the new museum—a truly historic moment for Buffalo and our community.
Please visit the member benefits page for more information and a complete list of member levels and benefits.
How can I support the museum during this time?
Renewing or joining as a member directly funds our efforts to bring inspiring encounters with art to our community.
You may also enroll in automatic renewal to ensure no interruption to your benefits, like announcements and updates on the museum expansion and May opening.
You can also make a gift to the museum's Annual Fund, which helps support the mission of the Buffalo AKG in many ways.
Have additional questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 716.270.8247.
How do I become a member?
You can purchase a membership online or by phone at 716.270.8247.
Do you offer membership discounts?
Yes, we offer discounted pricing options for seniors (ages 62 and older) at the Individual, Dual, and Dual Plus membership levels and for students (full-time or part-time) at the Individual membership level.
Please contact us at 716.270.8247 or email@example.com, or join online and select your preferred level and pricing option.
What level is my membership?
Your membership level is located on the front of your membership card. If you joined or renewed your membership by December 31, 2022, your member-level name may have changed as of January 2023 and, therefore, may need to be accurately reflected on your membership card.
Did my level name change?
Level name changes occurred only for the following previous levels:
- Family/Dual Senior/Grandparent --> You are now a Dual member
- Professional --> You are now a Dual Plus member
- Sustainer --> You are now a Contemporary member
Your member card(s) and level name will update when next you renew your membership. Members may request reprinted cards by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716.270.8247.
Where can I find my membership ID number?
Your membership ID number is located on the front of your membership card.
How can I update my mailing address or contact information?
To update your contact information, please contact us at 716.270.8247 or email@example.com.
Is my membership tax-deductible?
Your gift of membership may be tax-deductible. We encourage you to clarify the implications of your charitable giving with a professional advisor.
Will members receive free admission to the Buffalo AKG upon opening?
Alongside many great benefits, Buffalo AKG members will enjoy free admission to the museum, including the permanent Collection and special exhibitions, for all adults named on the membership. For members at the Dual level and above, children under 18 in the household are also included in the membership and related benefits.
Members will also enjoy free or discounted admission to events and programs, including discounted admission to classes, workshops, lectures, and more.
Please visit the member benefits page for more information and a complete list of member benefits by level. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 716.270.8247 with any questions.
Does my membership get me into other museums?
All Buffalo AKG members receive free reciprocal admission to more than 30 museums across New York State through the Empire State Museums Reciprocal Program (ESMRP).
Buffalo AKG members at the Associate level and above receive free reciprocal admission to more than 1,200 museums throughout North America through the Empire State Museums Reciprocal Program, Modern and Contemporary Reciprocal Membership Program, North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association, Art Museum Reciprocal Network, Museum Alliance Reciprocal Program, and Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM).
Some exceptions may apply. Please contact individual museums directly for information on specific benefits and restrictions. Reciprocal privileges do not include mailings from any participating museums except for the museum with which the member is affiliated.
Does my membership allow me to bring guests to the Buffalo AKG or other reciprocal museums?
Buffalo AKG memberships at the Dual level and above include two adults (18+) and any children (17 and under) on the membership. Members at the Dual Plus level and above may choose to add an additional third adult member to the membership for an additional $25.
If a primary member is named on a Dual or above level membership, they may opt for their second member card to be assigned a guest card. This allows the primary member to bring a friend or family member free of charge on the day of their visit.
Restrictions may apply to reciprocal museum access. Please contact individual museums directly for information on specific benefits and exclusions.
Buffalo AKG members at the Contributor level and above also receive a complimentary Dual or Associate membership to gift, depending on their membership level. Please visit the membership page for more details.
How can I renew my membership?
You can renew your membership online or by phone at 716.270.8247. When renewing online, please use the links in the upper right corner to register or sign in; this will ensure that we connect your renewal to your current Buffalo AKG member account.
Do you offer payment plans for memberships purchased?
Yes, payment plan options are available for levels beginning at Dual Plus and above, as well as Donor Circles members, when renewing by phone at 716.270.8247.
I have already renewed my membership; why am I still receiving renewal notices?
Your payment and renewal notice may have crossed paths in the mail. To confirm that we have received your membership payment, please contact us at 716.270.8247 or email@example.com. Please disregard any notices you receive after your payment has been submitted.
Can I purchase a membership as a gift?
Absolutely! Check the “This membership is a gift” box on our membership form and fill in the information for your gift recipient. If the person receiving the membership is already a member, your gift will add a year to their existing membership. For more information, please contact us at 716.270.8247 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simplify your life by selecting automatic payments when you purchase your membership or make a gift to the Buffalo AKG Art Museum.
You may opt out at anytime by contacting the membership office at 716.270.8247 or email@example.com.
Notification of upcoming payments will be emailed to you prior to your card being charged.