The Connoisseurs Circle

Benefits of Membership

Friend $7,500

  • Auditing privileges for select Institute courses
  • Invitations to exclusive art world events throughout the academic year:
    • Exhibition tours led by curators and faculty
    • Visits to studios of prominent artists
    • Viewings of New York’s finest private art collections
  • Invitations to annual Institute events
    • Fellowship Donor Luncheon
    • Holiday Party
  • Preferred seating at Institute public programs
  • Exclusive access to special Institute events
  • Ability to rent space at the Duke House to host your private event
  • Access to Institute research library
  • Recognition, at the Friend level, in all public donor listings

Patron $10,000

  • All benefits of the Friend level, plus:
    • Invitation to Institute Graduation ceremony and reception
    • Invitations to VIP exhibition opening receptions at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery
    • Invitation to art day trips outside New York City
    • Recognition, at the Patron level, in all public donor listings

Benefactor $15,000

  • All benefits of the Patron membership, plus:
    • Opportunity to visit the Institute’s archaeological excavations in Egypt, Sicily, Turkey and Greece
    • Invitation to a Director's Dinner with Institute Director Christine Poggi, select faculty and students
    • Opportunity to spend time with a faculty member at a cultural institution abroad
    • Recognition, at the Benefactor level, in all public donor listings