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We thrive with the support of friends, members, parents, and alumni.

Become a WCMA Friend — it's free!
Take your free admission one step further by joining our free membership program. Friends get special invitations to exhibition openings and artist talks, access to our monthly e-newsletter, and discounts for WCMA’s shop. Additionally, because WCMA participates in the College and University Art Museums Reciprocal Programour Friends enjoy free admission to all of the Program’s member museums.

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WCMA Fellows
Some friends become WCMA Fellows by contributing to the museum financially each year. Your contributions help us bring scholarly, interactive, and participatory art programming to Williams and the greater community. Fellows enjoy exclusive art-related opportunities —from study days to national and international trips.

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Recent event highlights:

  • Trip to Washington DC with curator and expert-led tours of museums and architectural sites, a visit to a private collection, and exclusive experiences at several other arts destinations.
  • Fall Fellows weekend in Williamstown with behind-the-scenes exhibition tours, studio visits with local artists, reserved seats at annual Plonsker lecture, and dinner with visiting multimedia artist Nestor Siré, and musicians Neil Leonard and Miguel Nuñez. Previous special guests include Clifford Owens, Sharon Hayes, Jon Rubin, among others.
  • Spring weekend in New York City with an exclusive curator-led tour of Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and visits to several private collections
  • Curator-led tour of World War I and the Visual Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Lecture and book signing by Nicholas O’Donnell ’97, author of A Tragic Fate – Law and Ethics in the Battle of Nazi Looted Art
  • Trip to Portland, Maine including exclusive visits to galleries, studios, and private collections
  • Tour of Beijing and Shanghai, showcasing the contemporary art scene and significant historic sites
Contemporary Fellow – $1,500
  • Annual Williamstown Fall Fellows Weekend
  • Advance invitations to preview and opening receptions
  • Reserved seating at special lectures/symposia
  • Program and exhibition schedules three times a year
  • Invitation to annual trip with Museum director
  • 20% Discount at Museum Gift Shop
Professor Whitney Stoddard 1935 Fellow – $2,000
All Contemporary Fellow benefits plus:

  • Complimentary collections handbook
  • Opportunity for artist studio visits and dinners with visiting artists
Professor Karl Weston 1896 Fellow – $3,000
All Contemporary and Stoddard Fellow benefits plus:

  • Priority registration for domestic and international travel with Museum director
  • Opportunity to “tag along” with director/ curator to art fairs like Art Basel or Armory as available
  • Complimentary publications (periodic)
Professor S. Lane Faison Jr. 1929 Fellow – $5,000
All Contemporary, Stoddard, and Weston Fellow benefits plus:

  • First priority registration for domestic and international travel with Museum director
  • Behind-the-scenes visits with museum staff
  • Private exhibition tours
Business Friends
Business Friends are valued partners of our art community and include:

  • Becks Printing
  • Fine Art Security Transport
  • GVH Studio, Inc.
  • MacFarlane Office Products
  • Mullen Moving and Storage
Give a Gift

Your tax-deductible contribution to WCMA—no matter its size—allows us to remain one of the premier academic art museums in the nation.

Thank You for your support!