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Open today: 10:00 to 5:00

Sustaining Level

John Martin, View on the River Wye, Looking towards Chepstow (detail), 1844, watercolor, gouache, and touches of oil paint (?) over graphite with scraping out, heightened with varnish and/or gum arabic, on wove paper, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of The Circle of the National Gallery of Art, in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art

With an annual gift of $5,000 to $9,999, members enjoy the following privileges as a Sustaining member:

  • Invitation to programs with Gallery curators and specialists
  • Additional exhibition catalogues and Gallery publications
  • Complimentary invitation to an evening reception to share with a friend
  • Use of the Gallery’s private Refectory for lunchtime dining in the East Building on weekdays
  • Invitations to curator-led tours

Sustaining members also enjoy benefits of membership in The Circle as listed below:

  • Invitations to four evening receptions (including two with curatorial lectures) featuring special exhibitions and the permanent collection
  • Invitations to family programs with breakfast and children's art activities
  • Reservations for Concert Series performances
  • Two complimentary exhibition catalogues or Gallery publications
  • An illustrated Gallery engagement calendar
  • Priority entrance to all special exhibitions
  • Private daytime lectures and previews of special exhibitions
  • Subscription to the Bulletin, a semi-annual publication for Gallery friends
  • Recognition in the Gallery’s Annual Report and Bulletin
  • 20 percent discount at Gallery Shops
  • Complimentary audio tours
  • Subscription to the monthly Circle e-newsletter
  • Access to the Circle VIP telephone number
  • Access to the Gallery’s Art Research Library