Museum members on a curator tour

Become a member of the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, and join a community of friends, cultural enthusiasts, scholars, and educators.

Members play a vital role in supporting the museum’s operations, furthering its ability to present high-quality exhibitions and educational programming for the public and hands-on training for the next generation of scholars and museum professionals. When you become a member of the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, you will have exclusive access to the following:

  • Free admission to the museum
  • Member rates on lectures, workshops, and other educational programs
  • 10% discount in the museum shop, as well as regular additional discounts
  • Insider access to the museum through members-only communications and a subscription to the Museum Magazine
  • First look at museum exhibitions when they open

Join now or renew a current membership.

For questions, please contact Danielle Tyson, Assistant Director of Museum Membership and Annual Giving, at 202-994-5579 or [email protected]

Membership Levels

Individual Membership $60
Fully tax deductible

Student Rate $25 with Student ID
Fully tax deductible

  • Free unlimited admission to the museum for one person
  • Exclusive access to new exhibitions for two people on Member Preview Days
  • Member rates on educational programs and on subscriptions to The Textile Museum Journal
  • A 10% discount in the museum shop, plus special discounts on member days
  • A one-year subscription to the museum magazine
  • Membership in the College and University Art Museums Reciprocal Program, providing free or member-rate admission and shop discounts at other teaching museums. 

Fellow (Formerly Myers Fellow) $125
Fully tax deductible

All Individual Membership benefits for up to two people, plus:

Supporter $250
Estimated fair market value of benefits is $60

All Fellow Membership benefits, plus:

  • Invitation for two people to attend exclusive exhibition opening receptions
  • The opportunity to participate in the domestic and international trips
  • A 15% discount on exhibition catalogs in the year of publication

Sponsor $500
Estimated fair market value of benefits is $60

All Supporter benefits, plus:

  • A gift individual membership to give a friend or relative
  • Recognition in the museum magazine
  • The option to pay membership in installments

Patron $1,000
Estimated fair market value of benefits is $80

All Sponsor benefits, plus:

  • Presale registration for trips
  • A complimentary copy of one exhibition catalog in the year of publication
  • Recognition on the annual fund donor wall in the museum’s lobby

The tax deductibility of your membership is the amount contributed minus the good faith estimate of the value of the benefits received. Tax deductibility varies by individual. Please consult your tax adviser for details.
For questions regarding membership, contact (202) 994-5579.

Compare Your Benefits



Member preview hours for new exhibitions
Museum shop discounts
Member rates on programs
Subscription to Museum Magazine
Membership in museum reciprocal networks  
Guest privileges for museum admission  
Invitations to exclusive receptions    
Opportunity to participate in trips    
Discount on exhibition catalogs     
Gift membership to give to a new member      
Presale registration for trips        
Complimentary copy of 1 exhibition catalog