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The Circles

The Circles members demonstrate leadership in our arts community by providing significant annual funding for vital services that support the Museum of New Mexico system. Members of The Circles enjoy many benefits and special discounts. Invitations to an exclusive calendar of events provide access to New Mexico artists, art collectors and scholars, as well as cultural travel opportunities and private tours with museum directors.

For questions about The Circles, please contact Cara O'Brien by calling 505.982.6366 ext. 118 or email at

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The Circles Core Membership Benefits Offered at Every Level:

  • Free, unlimited admission for one year to four museums in Santa Fe and seven historic sites statewide
  • Invitations to Circles First Looks, member events, Circles Signature Summer Event and Annual Foundation Holiday Party
  • Subscriptions to El Palacio and Member News magazines and our bi-weekly Member E-News
  • 15% discount at five museum shops and two online stores, and
  • Invitation to annual Members Double Discount Shops sale
  • 10% dining discount at Museum Hill Café
  • Membership in the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association, grants you free admission and discounts at more than 800 cultural institutions (

Levels and Benefits

Regents’ Circle $1,500
(all but $150 tax-deductible)
All core membership benefits, plus:

  • Recognition on four museum donor walls and in four issues of Member News
  • Ten Member for a Day Passes, gives your guests free admission and shops discounts for one day at our museums
  • Opportunity to register for The Circles Travel Program
Governor’s Circle $2,500
(all but $191 tax-deductible)
All Regents’ Circle benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to exclusive Cocktails with the Collector events
  • Membership in your choice of one Friends group ($150 value)
  • Second opportunity to R.S.V.P. for The Circles Travel Program

National Circle $5,000
(all but $264 tax-deductible)
All Governor’s Circle benefits, plus:

  • Two Friends and Family membership cards with free year-round admission and discounts
  • Membership in your choice of two Friends groups ($300 value)
  • First opportunity to R.S.V.P. for The Circles Travel Program
  • Complimentary signed exhibition catalogue
  • Bonus events exclusively for National and Chairman’s Circle membership
Chairman’s Circle $10,000
(all but $264 tax-deductible)
All National Circle benefits, plus:

  • Membership in all four Friends groups ($600 value)