The Contemporaries

Exclusively for Young Professionals

young professionals membership


Created exclusively for young professionals (25-40), the Contemporaries program provides a unique opportunity for younger members to infuse their lives with art and connect with the Phillips. Contemporaries are invited to participate in an engaging schedule of cultural and social events throughout the year, including the Contemporaries Bash in the spring, special exhibition openings, and other activities, in addition to special offers from our partners.

All museum members enjoy these exclusive benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission to special exhibitions and the permanent collection
  • Admission to the popular Phillips after 5 events, no reservations required
  • Members-only preview days for special exhibitions
  • Discounts on events, lectures, and educational programming and the Contemporaries Bash
  • Two one-day member passes to share with friends
  • 10% discount in the museum shop and café

2018 Calendar of Events


JANUARY 27: David Ibata artist visit

FEBRUARY 1: Phillips after 5: Two Bars, Three Stars

FEBRUARY 1 & 2: Member previews for Ten Americans: After Paul Klee

MARCH 1: Phillips after 5: I Saw the Sign

MARCH 8: World Bank tour: Permanent Collection

MARCH 20: World Bank tour: Nepalese Exhibition

APRIL 5: Phillips after 5: You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Artist

APRIL: Ceremonial “First Hang” of the artwork acquired by the Contemporaries for the Phillips              

MAY 3: Phillips after 5

MAY 4: The Contemporaries Bash: Bondi Beach

May 31 & JUNE 1: Member previews for Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia

JUNE: Conservation Tour with Lillie Steele, Head of Conservation at the Phillips Collection

JUNE: Jae Ko artist studio visit on the Eastern Shore

JULY: Tour of the Phillips Archives

DUAL/FAMILY / Contemporaries
$175 ($100 TAX DEDUCTIBLE)


  • All Contemporaries member benefits for two adults
  • Invitations to select special exhibition evening previews (Friend Level Benefit)
  • Invitations to Contemporaries-exclusive events over the year, including: special tours of the museum and exhibitions, private receptions and networking opportunities, excursions with artists, staff, and other experts, and more. 

Join / Renew

friend / Contemporaries
$325 ($200 TAX DEDUCTIBLE)


All Contemporaries member benefits at the Dual/Family level, plus:

Join / Renew

contributing friend / Contemporaries
$675 ($550 TAX DEDUCTIBLE)


All member benefits at the Friend/Contemporaries level, plus:

  • Recognition in the annual report
  • Two additional one-day member passes (four total) to share with friends, can be used for Phillips after 5
  • Opportunity to be considered for the Contemporaries Steering Committee

Join / Renew

supporting friend / Contemporaries
$1,075 ($950 TAX DEDUCTIBLE)


All member benefits at the Contributing Friend/Contemporaries level, plus:

  • Admission to the museum and select events (such as Phillips after 5) for up to 4 adults
  • 15% discount in the museum shop and 10% discount at the café
  • One complimentary gift membership to share with a friend ($60 individual or $100 dual/family)
  • Invitations to exclusive tours and receptions with museum curators, staff and other scholars and experts

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The tax-deductible portion of your donation is your membership fee minus the good faith estimate of the value of benefits you receive, unless you waive such benefits. All benefits are subject to change.

Contemporaries Steering Committee


The Contemporaries program is supported by a Steering Committee of dedicated volunteer leaders, each passionate about art, The Phillips Collection, and helping the institution grow. The Steering Committee members are ambassadors for the museum and help execute key programs and initiatives for the membership group.

2018 steering committee Co-chairs
Laura D. Galaida
Todd Galaida
Camilla Peterson
Lindsey Vaala

2018 Steering Committee
Juliana Biondo
Owen Duncan
Debrah Dunner
Pamela Evers
Alexandria Fleming
Eleanor Krahenbuhl
Cody Blaise Light
Stephanie Linehan
Elaine Maslamani
Sarah Mills
Dana Morgan
Rogelio Plasencia
Christina Thomas
Christopher Wang
Eliza Notides Young

Check out The Contemporaries Facebook page to learn about past programs and upcoming opportunities.

For more information on becoming a member, the Contemporaries, or the Contemporaries Steering Committee contact:

Membership Department
membership@phillipscollection.org
202.387.3036