Patron Membership

The Patrons of the McNay Art Museum was founded in 1976 to provide crucial financial support for San Antonio's first art museum and Texas' first museum of modern art. Over the years it has become a major contributor to the fiscal stability of the museum, supporting its continued growth and service to the community.

Benefits include:

  • Unlimited free admission to the museum and ticketed exhibitions (Nonmembers pay up to $17 each visit!)
  • Complimentary subscription to the McNay members magazine, Impressions, and e-newsletter, What’s Up @ the McNay
  • 10% discount on Museum Store purchases and special holiday shopping days, plus Double Discount opportunities
  • Free or discounted rates on lectures, workshops, and education programs
  • Free admission to exhibition related films, annual Print Fair, and other select McNay events
  • Benefits extended to two named cardholders or one named cardholder and one guest each visit, as well as children under eighteen
  • Invitation for two to members-only exhibition previews
  • Additional family and education activity/program updates and mailings
  • Invitation for two people to join one or more McNay Affiliate Groups (There is an additional fee to participate in each McNay Affiliate Group)
  • Invitation for two to one Affiliate Group event (Applies to members not currently active with an Affiliate Group; event to be chosen by the McNay)
  • Enrollment in the Texas Reciprocal Museum Membership Program - Members receive free general admission to participating Texas art museums
  • Membership in the North American Reciprocal Membership Program with benefits at over 200 museums nationwide and in Canada


  • Invitation for two the annual Patrons Party, an elegant evening including a preview of a major exhibition
  • Invitations to gallery talks and receptions exclusively for Patrons (and higher level memberships)
  • Free admission for two guests per visit
  • Two guest passes to members-only exhibition previews
  • Subscription to, and annual recognition in, the McNay members magazine, Impressions

Dues: $1,000


McNay Art Museum
6000 North New Braunfels
San Antonio, Texas 78209
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