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When you join the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey as a member, you believe that art matters. Your support enables the Art Center to bring art to under-served communities, exhibit the work of contemporary artists, host engaging programming series, and so much more. We offer a variety of benefits: from class tuition discounts to special gifts and the opportunity to be part of the annual Marylou Hillyer Members Show & Sale.

To become an Art Center Member call 908.273.9121 x227.


The Art Center hosts multiple events for Members only throughout the year.



Members at the Friend Level and above


Sustaining Level Members will benefit from the Art Center’s status as a member of the North America Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association.  This association of nearly 700 arts and cultural institutions across North America  exchanges member with qualified organizations. Art Center Members, at the Artist / Friend Level and above, can access benefits at participating institutions, including free admission and discounts. Learn more about NARM.

We invite you to explore the opportunities and join us today as a Member at the level of your choice!


Individual $60

Individual benefits for adults (age 18 and over)

Unlimited free gallery admission
Members-Only tuition rate on Studio School classes
Invitations to Members-only events
Eligibility to participate in annual Marylou Hillyer Members Show & Sale
Discounted admission to selected special events and programs
Discounts on exhibition catalogues
Discounts at area businesses


For Seniors and College students (18 years and older). Must show proof of age or present college ID (presented in person or via fax). Please call 908.273.9121 or visit the Art Center to join at this level.

Dual/Family $100

All Individual Benefits +

Discount on Kids’ or Adult Art Party
Invitation to Members-Only “Meet & Greet” with Guest Speaker at select Thursday Evening Salon Series


Friend $125

All Dual / Family Benefits +

North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM): Receive member privileges in 750+ museums (Learn more about NARM)
One set of Art Center note cards
Two guest passes for free gallery admission

Contributor $250

All Friend Benefits +

One complimentary catalogue from each exhibition ($30 value)
Name recognition on the Annual Report

Supporter $500

All Contributor Benefits +

One complimentary Individual Membership to give as a gift
One-year subscription to Art News magazine ($20 value)

Benefactor $1,000

All Supporter Benefits +

One complimentary Dual/Family Membership to give as a gift
Special preview of the exhibition installation with curatorial staff
VIP Curator’s Tour for each exhibition
Name recognition on the Art Center’s Donor Wall

Art Patron $2,500

All Benefactor Benefits +

Exhibition catalogues signed by the artist($30 value)
Invitation to Director’s Circle Special Event
Guided tour of a select NYC Galleries with Curator
Invitations to exclusive events, such as visits with Curator to galleries and private collections

NOTE: Please allow 30 days to receive membership card(s). Memberships are valid for one full year from the date of issue. Membership dues are tax-deductible and are non-refundable with no exceptions.