The Griffin Museum of Photography is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the understanding of and appreciation for historic and contemporary photography. Our mission is to continue to offer exciting and stimulating photographic exhibitions of the highest standard. To accomplish this goal we appreciate and rely upon the generosity of our members. Your donations and membership dues enable us to procure new exhibits, fund educational programs and meet our yearly operating costs.
Your membership donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Click here to join online , click here for a membership application form or call 781-729-1158. The form is in pdf format. You will need Acrobat Reader to read and print pdf documents. If you don’t have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, you can download it for free here.
We also offer sustaining membership that helps the Griffin Museum and your budget by making a monthly donation. An alternative option to the Griffin’s existing single payment membership plan. This added option authorizes a monthly charge to a credit card or a deduction from a bank account thus allowing someone to pay for a membership over time. We will automatically charge your credit card every month for 12 consecutive months.
Benefits of Individual membership. Full-time students only. Please submit a copy of valid school ID with application.
Benefits of Individual Membership. Please submit teaching license or faculty ID with application. School tours welcome.
Free admission to all exhibits, special invitation to opening night exhibit receptions, portfolio review by exhibition comittee (by appointment and for members only), 10% discount in the museum gift shop, one free ticket to Stoneham Theatre with purchase of one ticket, free or reduced admission to lectures and programs, 15% discount on framing and printing from Panopticon Imaging, 15% discount on custom framing from Gallery Seven in Maynard, MA, and invitations to Griffin Museum’s Members Day and Annual Gala.
Senior Individual Membership (for 65 years +) $40
Benefits are the same as for the Individual Membership
Individual benefits for two people.
Benefits of Family/Dual membership, hardbound copy of New England in Focus: The Arthur Griffin Story or other selected photography book from gift shop.
Benefits of Friend membership, free admission for 2 guests accompanying the Contributor, 10% discount on rental of the Griffin Museum for a private function, listing in the annual report.
Academic Membership $500
Free admission passes for each student of the academic department who has applied for membership, 10% discount in the museum gift shop, free guided tours of the exhibitions for classes, free entry to Juried Show portfolio review, discount admission to workshops and free lectures.
Griffin Society Member $500 +
One selected book from our gift shop. Free admission for two guests. Ten percent discount on rental of the Griffin for a private function. One 11×14 photograph by Arthur Griffin. Invitation to Griffin Society events.
Griffin Society Patron $1,000 +
One selected book from our gift shop. One free admission for four guests. Twenty percent discount on rental of the Griffin for a private function. One 11×14 and one 16×20 photograph by Arthur Griffin. Invitation to Griffin Society events.
Call the museum to learn more about our Corporate Giving Program. Opportunities for support include newsletter, exhibition and special event sponsorships.
Members of the Griffin Museum of Photography also have benefits at a selection of institutions across the United States. With a valid membership card, each of the organizations below will give you either free admission or discounts on merchandise and services.
Charlotte, NC http://www.lightfactory.org
* discount on events
Daytona Beach, FL http://www.smponline.org
* discounts on all purchases at the Museum Store
Pittsburgh, PA http://www.silvereye.org
* free admission to receptions
San Francisco, CA http://www.sfcamerawork.org
Boston, MA http://www.prcboston.org
* free admission
Seattle, WA http://www.pcnw.org
Philadelphia, PA http://www.philaphotoarts.org
* 10% discount on all digital services and lab rentals
Salem, MA http://www.pem.org
* discounted admission
Rockland, Ma http://www.panopticonimaging.com
* 15% discount on framing & printing
Roanoke, VA http://www.linkmuseum.org
* 10% discount on all gift shop purchases
San Diego, CA http://www.mopa.org
* free admission
Columbia College Chicago, IL http://www.mocp.org
Los Angeles, CA http://www.luciefoundation.org
* 10% off membership, 10% off IPA Awards competition. 10% off Lucie Awards tickets at Lincoln Center
Syracuse, NY http://www.lightwork.org
* discount on CONTACT SHEET subscription
New York, NY http://www.icp.org
* free admission
Houston, TX http://www.hcponline.org
* discount on purchases and subscription to SPOT
Rochester, NY http://www.eastmanhouse.org
* free admission
London, UK http://www.hostgallery.co.uk
* member reduced entry fee to talks and reduced rate for monthly portfolio review
Bronx, NY http://www.enfoco.org
* reduced pricing on some programs and journals
Woodstock, NY http://www.cpw.org
Tuscon, AZ http://www.creativephotography.org
* * 10% discount on purchases in lobby store
Sante Fe, NM http://www.visitcenter.org
* 105 off of portfolio reviews events & 10$ off one award
Riverside, CA http://www.cmp.ucr.edu
Portland, Oregon http://www.blueskygallery.org
* annual yearbook and Print Program
Fort Worth, TX http://www.cartermuseum.org