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Left to right: Anne and William K. Smith, Guests enjoying the annual Director’s Circle Dinner, The Renwick Gala. Photos by Tony Powell.

Join the Director’s Circle, a national group of museum friends who share a love of American art and craft and our commitment to celebrating the extraordinary creativity of our nation’s artists. Members enjoy exclusive benefits including our annual Director’s Circle Dinner, private curator-led tours, reserved seating at select lectures and symposia, invitations to exhibition openings, and more!

Contributor Level

Join Now - $1,500 ($1,100 tax deductible)

Benefits include:

  • Complimentary invitation for two to the Director’s Circle Dinner
  • Invitations to exhibition opening receptions
  • Exclusive tours of exhibitions
  • Exhibition catalogue
  • Reciprocal membership benefits at museums across the country

Executive Level

Join Now - $2,500 ($1,900 tax deductible)

Contributor benefits plus:

  • Additional invitation for two to the Director’s Circle Dinner
  • Acknowledgement on the Director’s Circle Dinner program
  • Recognition in Smithsonian Annual Report

Connoisseur Level

Join Now - $5,000 ($4,200 tax deductible)

Executive benefits plus:

  • Private curator-led tour of the museum for you and your guests
  • Additional invitation for two to the Director’s Circle Dinner and exhibition openings

For more information on the Director’s Circle, please contact: Rachelle Giard at 202.633.8403 or giardr@si.edu


Director's Circle Photos

Left to right: Lucia Riddle and Judith Batty; Will Cotton; and Peter Feller, Camilla McCaslin, and Jan Lupton.