Friends of the Museum

Anthropocenic: Art About the NAtural Worlds in the Human Era, 2018-19
“Anthropocenic” exhibition, 2018-19
Collections Storage Room
Collections Storage Room
Bates class viewing art in the museum
Bates class viewing art in the museum

Joining 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.

Central to the cultural life of Bates, its surrounding communities, and the state of Maine, the museum 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 to art of global significance.

Come join us!

The benefits of becoming a Friend:

Receiving invitations 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, the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting one of the region’s vital arts institutions. 100% of donations support the programs and events that serve our communities.

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