How can I buy or renew a membership?
Memberships can be purchased online, at the Visitor Services desk in the Museum lobby, in The Store at MAD, or by calling the Membership Office at 212.299.7721, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:30 am and 5:30 pm.

Is MAD membership tax-deductible?
Tax deductibility varies based on membership level. Below are the tax-deductible amounts for each level:

Student ($50): $50
Out-of-Town ($60): $60
Individual ($75): $75
Dual/Family ($125): $125
MAD Contemporaries ($250): $200
Contributing ($250): $200
Supporting ($500): $450
Curator’s Circle ($1,000): $950
Collector’s Circle ($2,500): $2,300

I just joined MAD. What happens next?
If you recently joined or renewed an existing membership, you will receive an acknowledgment letter and a membership card in the mail within 3 weeks. Members at the Contributing ($250) level and above receive a membership card with a special sticker allowing reciprocal admission benefits at 650 museums nationwide.

I just purchased my membership online/over the phone. How can I get into the Museum before my cards arrive?
After you purchase a membership online or over the phone, we email you a confirmation. Simply check in at the Visitor Services desk in the Museum lobby with your confirmation or valid photo ID, and pick up a temporary day pass.

For how long is my membership valid?
Memberships are valid for one year from the end of the month in which you joined. For instance, if you joined in May, your membership will not expire until May 31 of the following year. If you do not renew your membership before the end of the month, you will enter a two-month grace period. During this time, you will receive three letters in the mail as a reminder to renew.

Does MAD offer a Senior membership?
No, MAD does not offer a Senior membership.

I lost my membership card. How can I get a replacement card?
To request a new card, call the Membership Office at 212.299.7721, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:30 am and 5:30 pm, or email

How do I update my contact information?
Please email with your new information, and we will update your records. You may also call the Membership Office at 212.299.7721, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:30 am and 5:30 pm.

Can the cost of Museum admission be applied toward a membership?
Yes, the cost of your admission can be applied toward a membership purchase on the same day. A Visitor Services staff member will be happy to help you.

As a member, what discounts do I receive at the Museum?
Members receive a 10% discount on purchases in The Store at MAD, with the exception of members at the Circle level, who receive a 20% discount. All members receive a 10% discount at our restaurant, Robert, from 3 to 5 pm, as well as discounts on all Public Programs and Cinema at MAD screenings.

How can I upgrade my membership?
You can upgrade your membership at any time during your annual membership cycle. Just call the Membership Office at 212.299.7721, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:30 am and 5:30 pm.

How many general admission guest passes do I receive with my membership?
MAD Contemporaries and Contributing-level ($250) members receive two general admission guest passes. Supporting-level ($500) members receive three, and Circle-level ($1,000 –$2,500) members receive four. Guest passes will be mailed in your welcome packet when you join or renew.

Do you offer reciprocal memberships with other museums?
Yes. MAD Contemporaries and Contributing-level ($250) members and above receive admission benefits at more than 650 other museums nationwide. Learn more about reciprocal membership.

What does my membership gift support?
Your membership gift supports exhibitions as well as educational programs. Members make all these things possible—thank you!

For any other questions, please call us at 212.299.7721 or 212.299.7732, or email

Thank you for joining MAD! 


Events for Members

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Supporting Members and above are invited to join MAD’s Windgate Research and Collections Curator Elissa Auther for a private tour of Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

MAD Museum members and supporters are invited to a private reception in celebration of the  exhibition Tanya Aguiñiga: Craft & Care. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 to Monday, May 21, 2018

Collector’s Circle members and above are invited to join us for a trip to Seattle and Vancouver to explore the arts, crafts, and design of two charming cities with MAD’s William & Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator Shannon R Stratton.