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The Tower Project

Installation view of In the Tower: Nam June Paik. Photo by Rob Shelley © 2011 National Gallery of Art, Washington

The Tower Project provides support for modern and contemporary exhibitions in the Tower Gallery, a unique, stand-alone space that crowns the East Building. Celebrating new directions and approaches in art, the Tower Gallery will primarily feature contemporary artists and present an extraordinary range of creativity.

With an annual gift of $2,500, members enjoy the following privileges of membership in The Tower Project:

  • Invitations to previews and opening events for Tower exhibitions
  • Unique events and programming providing access to and interaction with the curatorial team from the department of modern art
  • Private visits to galleries and artist studios in Washington and New York
  • Opportunities for special access to international art fairs
  • Recognition in exhibition-related materials

In addition, members will receive the benefits of a Contributing Level membership:

  • Priority entrance to all special exhibitions
  • Invitations to two evening receptions featuring special exhibitions or the permanent collection
  • Invitations to family programs with breakfast and children’s art activities
  • 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

Recent and upcoming exhibitions sponsored by The Tower Project:

In the Tower
Kerry James Marshall
June 28 – December 8, 2013
East Building, Tower
In the Tower
Barnett Newman
June 10, 2012 – February 24, 2013
East Building, Tower
In the Tower
Mel Bochner
November 6, 2011 – April 29, 2012
East Building, Tower