The Contemporaries

Exclusively for Emerging Art Collectors

Contemporaries membership

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 Art Acquisition Project, special exhibition openings, artist studio visits, social gatherings, 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
  • Two one-day guest passes to share with friends
  • 10% discount in the museum shop and café

2020 Calendar of Events

Previous Contemporaries events have included an artist talks/studio visits with Julie Wolfe, Micheline Klagsbrun, and Joel Vincii; tours of the World Bank and Cosmos Club exhibitions and STABLE studios; a summer social at The Fairfax Hotel; a film screening of Rivers and Tides about artist Andy Goldsworthy; and behind-the-scenes tours of the Phillips and more.

January 30: Contemporaries 2020 Season Launch

February 1: Gallery talk with collector Chris With and artist and STABLE founder Tim Doud at the Katzen Arts Center

February 6: Phillips after 5: Lawrence to Lovell

February 27: Conversations with Artists: Leonardo Drew

February 28: Contemporaries and Friends Opening reception for Riffs and Relations: African American in the Modernist Tradition 

March 5: Phillips after 5: Wonder Women
April 31: Online via Zoom: Von Ammon Gallery to view work of artist Catharine Czudej

May 30: Online via Zoom: Baltimore Art Museum Curator Talk

June 25: Onlina via Zoom: Red Dirt Studio Presentation

Check back often for an updated calendar of online events!

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:

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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.

2020 steering committee Co-chairs
Laura D. Galaida
Todd Galaida
Camilla Peterson
Lindsey Vaala

2019 Steering Committee
Joana Allamani
Juliana Biondo
Pierre Cartier 
Alexandria Fleming
Steve Glatter
Rachel Kahn
Eleanor Krahenbuhl
Ben Loewy
Bella McCann
Sarah Mills
Dana Morgan
Shakira Pollard
Alli Roe
Christopher Wang
Eliza Notides Young
Michael Zingali

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

Membership Department
[email protected]