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. Goods or services received for membership are not included in the tax deduction. Call the museum to receive your membership catalog choice and/or print. Join online or call 781-729-1158.
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 of accredited colleges or universities only. Please submit a copy of valid school ID with the application. Send jpg to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefits of Individual Membership. Please submit teaching license or faculty ID with application. Send jpg to email@example.com. School tours welcome for fee except for Academic Memberships which are free.
Benefits of Individual membership but with residence outside of the 6 New England States (New England states are: ME, NH, MA, CT, RI and VT).
Free admission to all exhibits, special invitation to opening night exhibit receptions, portfolio review (one a year) by exhibition comittee (See FAQ page for dates 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, 10% discount on printing and framing from Digital Silver Imaging (DSI) in Belmont. DSI also gives 10% to the Griffin for Griffin member sales, 15% discount on printing and scanning from Bob Korn Imaging in Orleans, MA, 15% discount on custom framing from Gallery Seven in Maynard, MA, 15% discount on printing and framing from Giclee One in Bethany, CT and invitations to Griffin Museum’s Members Day.
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, and a choice of Griffin Museum show catalog preselected for membership. Contact the museum if you wish to receive your catalog or rental discount.
Benefits of Friend membership, free admission for 2 guests accompanying the Contributor, a choice of Griffin Museum show catalog preselected for membership, listing in the annual report. Goods’ value is deducted from the donation value. Contact the museum to receive the discount.
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 show catalog preselected for membership. Free admission for three guests. Invitation to Griffin Society events, listing in the annual report. Goods’ value is deducted from donation. Contact the museum to receive your catalog.
Griffin Society Patron $1,000 +
Two show catalog preselected for membership. Free admission for four guests. Invitation to Griffin Society events. Preselected print. Goods’ value is deducted from donation. Contact the museum to receive your catalogs and print.
Call the museum to learn more about our Corporate Giving Program. Opportunities for support include newsletter, exhibition and special event sponsorships.
Beginning January 1, 2019 we will be discontinuing our reciprocal membership program with Connections. We will replace this affinity group with another affinity group that allows for more admissions to cultural institutions across the United States.
Connections. 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
Cambridge, MA http://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
* $5 off admission
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
* Discount off portfolio review events & award entry fee
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