How much does a deCordova membership cost?
Since the benefits received for the following membership levels are insubstantial, the full amount of the payment is tax-deductible.
Portions of the following memberships are not tax-deductible:
Benefactor $500–$999 ($55 is not tax-deductible)
Julian Club $1,000–$1,499 ($105 is not tax-deductible)
How many people does my membership admit?
Individual: 1 adult (Member must be at least 18 years or older)
Dual: 2 admissions (2 adults, 1 adult and 1 senior, 1 adult and 1 child, etc.)
Family: 2 adults plus all accompanying guests ages 17 and under
Friend: 3 admissions
Sponsor: 4 admissions
Benefactor: 5 admissions
Julian Club: Unlimited
Corporate Artist memberships are equivalent to Dual memberships.
All Dual members and above receive two guests passes each valid for up to two adult admissions.
Note: Admission for additional guests may be limited during certain events. If you are planning to visit deCordova with a group of 10 or more please contact Donna Berube at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to arrange a private event at deCordova, please visit the Events page for more information.
How do I receive replacement membership cards?
Email email@example.com with your name and address. Replacement membership cards will be sent within 30 days.
Why did deCordova change its membership levels?
After seven years of its previous membership levels, deCordova restructured its current benefits and levels to better accommodate members’ interests and desired premiums. These new levels allow members greater access to deCordova and are comparable to peer institutions.
Why are membership levels listed as price ranges instead of fixed rates?
Gifts between the listed membership ranges include all associated benefits. DeCordova relies on the philanthropic support of our members to maintain the quality of its exhibitions, educational programming, as well as overall operational costs. DeCordova encourages members to show their support by making an additional gift above and beyond the baseline membership price.
What is the difference between a Dual Membership and a Family Membership?
Dual membership admits two adults to deCordova. Dual members qualify for the membership rate for all adult classes at the School plus all other basic membership benefits.
Family membership admits two adults and all accompanying guests ages 17 and under. Family members qualify for the membership rate for all child and adult classes at the school. Family members also receive special notices and invitations to family programming.
Which institutions participate in the North American Reciprocal Museum network?
Friend level members and above receive reciprocal museum admission to institutions participating in the North American Reciprocal Museum network. A few of the participating institutions include
Peabody Essex Museum
Danforth Museum of Art
Harvard Art Museums (Fogg, Sackler, and Reisinger)
Worcester Art Museum
Currier Museum of Art
Clark Art Institute
Why does deCordova no longer offer a Teacher Membership?
Beginning July 1, 2011 deCordova will no longer offer teacher membership discounts. Over the years the popularity of teacher memberships has waned substantially. In order to streamline deCordova's membership offerings and increase the quality of benefits associated with membership, the teacher membership discount will no longer be offered.
Why does deCordova not offer senior membership discounts?
A large percentage of our deCordova membership base is seniors. The longtime membership support from seniors provides vital funding for deCordova’s curatorial, educational, and operational needs. DeCordova makes every effort to ensure membership is accessible and affordable to everyone, but at this time cannot offer senior discounts.
I am a Lincoln Resident—why should I become a deCordova member?
All Lincoln residents receive free admission to deCordova, however, membership to deCordova means more than just free admission. Members receive priority registration and tuition discounts at the School, 10% discount at the Store and Café, invitations to Member Preview Days, special events,and much more.
How do I contact the Membership Office?