Share your love of the Museum and give the gift that lasts all year!

Give your loved ones the gift of art and introduce them to all that SDMA has to offer! They’ll receive all the benefits of membership, including unlimited Museum admission, invitation to members-only events, early access to exhibitions, discounts at The Museum Store and Panama 66, and more. Starting at $75, a gift membership begins a year of inspiration, experience, and art education.

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Your gift will not only bring joy to your loved ones, it will also further SDMA’s mission by directly supporting exhibitions, conservation, accessibility, and education and outreach. All gift memberships are fully tax deductible.

Core Membership Benefits

  • Unlimited Museum admission
  • Two (2) guest passes
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Subscription to the Member Magazine
  • Free general admission to Art Alive
  • Free entry to the quarterly Art of Reading Book Club
  • 10% discount at The Museum Store
  • 10% discount at Panama 66 restaurant and bar located in the Museum’s May S. Marcy Sculpture Court
  • Discounts on concerts, lectures, Culture & Cocktails, films, and more

How to Gift Membership

Purchase a gift membership in one of two ways:

Online: Choose your gift level at this link. Click the box that says, “This membership is a gift” and you’ll find all the gift options. You choose whether you want the gift membership packet mailed to you, or you can let us handle it all — we’ll include your gift message and mail the packet directly to the recipient. You will receive an email confirmation and a special digital gift announcement.

By phone at 619.696.1941. We’ll talk through all of the options and process your gift right away.

If your gift recipient is already a member, your gift membership will extend their membership by 12 months from their expiration date.

Questions about gift memberships? Interested in purchasing multiple gift memberships? Reach out to us at 619.696.1941 or at

*Please note that gift memberships take 10–14 days to process and may be delayed by USPS. Order early to ensure on-time arrival!