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

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

This exhibition tells the tale of the illustrious craftswoman, designer, and businesswoman, and includes handbags that encompass the history of her eponymous company, which Leiber founded in 1963 at the age of forty-two, through 2004, when she designed her last handbag.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

fashion after Fashion presents the work of six designer teams who are thinking—and making us think—about fashion anew. Featuring some of the most innovative work being produced in the context of contemporary fashion, fashion after Fashion focuses on commissioned, site-sensitive installations to offer an experience that is as immersive and affective as it is mentally stimulating.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Supporting Members and above are invited to join MAD’s Assistant Curator Barbara Paris Gifford for a special private tour of the exhibition fashion after Fashion.