Friends of the Museum

MG5678Joining the Friends of the Museum is a terrific way to become engaged with the Bates Museum of Art and support its exhibitions, collection, and education program.The Bates Museum of Art

Servers Bates, Lewiston-Auburn and surrounding communities. Is free and open to the public. Presents over 100 public events a year. Has over 19,000 in annual attendance. Designs and delivers education programs for hundreds of area schoolchildren. Exhibits, collects, and provides stewardship of art of global significance


essaydi_6The Benefits of becoming a FriendInvitations to exhibitions, receptions, lectures, and special events. Engaging with other Friends at member social events. Opportunities to observe educational school programs. 10% discount on exhibition publications. Reduced admission to weekly life drawing sessions. Members and Patrons receive a gift. Patrons receive a recent exhibition publication.

100% of donations support the programs and events that serve our communities.

Image: Lalla Essaydi, Les Femmes du Maroc: Les Grande Odalisque, 2008, photograph, Museum purchase with funds from the Davis Family Foundation
9285845968_a64b94225b_oAs a teaching museum at a liberal arts college, the Museum of Art and its exhibitions, collections, stewardship, and interpretation bring a world of ideas to Maine that are a vital prt of the intellectual and cultural life of Bates College and the communities beyond campus.


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