You became a GMD member to support good design and we sent you a welcome letter, but did you notice that your membership level may make you eligible for benefits? For example, GMD members from the Individual ($40) through Director's Circle level ($1,000) can join the Weisman Art Museum at a discounted price, opening the doors of one of our sister museums at the University.
left: brown leather shoes, 1895-1899, designer unknown. right: green and brown carved bakelite cuff, date and designer unknown.
If you joined at the Household ($55) through Director's level your welcome packet included notecards, a coupon for $20 off an order from Signals catalog, and your own GMD lanyard. What else can GMD membership do?
Members from the Sponsor ($150) through Director's level receive a card that can be redeemed for one to four parking passes. Bring yours to the office, Research Center, or Gallery 241 to get your comp pass (required) to sail through the parking kiosk.
l to r: Don Johnson (Indian textile collector), Lin Nelson-Mayson (GMD director), Risha Lee (curator of Southeast Asian art at the MIA), and Helen "Brad" Foster (GMD member) looking at Kashmiri shawls for inclusion in upcoming MIA exhibition.
Recently, a Patron member ($250) scheduled a back stage tour of GMD's storerooms for himself and a friend. Since GMD has a large collection (30,000 objects) but no long-term collection gallery, getting a behind-the-scenes peek into the storage is a special experience of discovery. This personal tour for two is a benefit of membership from Patron through Director's.
Finally, at the Benefactor ($500) and Director's level you are eligible for a tour for one or two and lunch with the director. Lunch is our treat for you (and your guest) to thank you for your support.
Check your benefits. What experiences can we facilitate for you, valued member?
−Lin Nelson-Mayson, GMD director
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Note: Individual, Household and Senior membership rates increased on September 16, 2013. This blog entry has been edited to reflect this change.