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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 does construction mean for my membership?
Benefits for active Buffalo AKG Art Museum members will continue throughout our construction period. During this time, members can expect:
- Free admission to special exhibitions
- Invitation to a very special celebration of the museum’s opening
- Updates and news about the campus development and expansion project
- Continuation of current membership benefits, including reciprocal access to museums across New York State, discounts at area businesses, and much more!
Renewing or joining is the best way both to support and stay connected to the Buffalo AKG as we grow and change. Buffalo AKG members will receive regular updates about our campus development and expansion project.
Will my membership be suspended or put on hold during construction?
Your membership will still be active! Your benefits will extend beyond the museum’s Elmwood Avenue campus in new ways. Please visit our member benefits page for more information.
We will continue to welcome new Buffalo AKG members while construction is underway, so please encourage those you know to join and be a part of this exciting time!
What benefits should members expect to enjoy when the museum opens in the spring of 2023?
Members will receive premier access to the museum when construction is complete, including a grand opening celebration—a truly historic moment for Buffalo and our community.
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. We are now offering an automatic membership renewal option to ensure there is no interruption in your benefits, including announcements of new programs and updates on our expansion.
You can also make a gift to help us build the Buffalo AKG Art Museum.
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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 Individual and Family memberships for students and seniors (ages 62 and older). Please contact us at 716.270.8247 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, join online and select your preferred level (Individual Student, Individual Senior, Grandparent, or Dual Senior).
What level is my membership?
Your membership level is located on the front of your membership card.
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.
Do I need tickets for special exhibitions?
Buffalo AKG members are welcome to visit the museum’s special exhibitions at no charge. Reservations are required to attend special exhibitions and can be made online or 716.270.8247 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Do members receive free admission to Buffalo AKG events?
Buffalo AKG members receive free or discounted admission to events and programs. All members-only events are free for members. Members receive discounted admission to classes, workshops, lectures, and more.
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 1,000 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 special exhibitions or reciprocal museums?
Buffalo AKG members at the Family/Dual levels and above include two adults (18+) and any children (17 and under) on the membership. As long as a primary member is named on the member account, the primary member may opt for their second card to be assigned as a guest card which allows the primary member to bring an unnamed friend 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 restrictions.
Buffalo AKG members at the Contributor level and above also receive a complimentary Family or Associate membership to gift, depending on their membership level. Please visit our Membership page for more details.
When will I receive my membership card? Can I use my benefits without my card?
We will ship your membership materials 5–10 business days after your purchase. If it has been more than 10 business days since your payment, please contact us at 716.270.8247 or email@example.com. Proof of membership is required to access special exhibitions and to receive your member discount at participating area businesses.
I’ve lost my membership card. How do I get a new one?
Please contact us at 716.270.8247 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request replacement cards.
Can I give my membership card to someone else to use?
Membership cards are not transferable.
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.
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! Simply 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.