Renew your membership today and then join the Friends for all of our wonderful 2022 events including the Centennial event Friends for 100 Years!
Can you remember what you were doing at the start of 2021? Most of us were looking forward to a new year but worrying about how the pandemic would affect our beloved people and places. For the Friends, that included our members, so we asked ourselves some big questions. How would the Friends navigate this new normal? How could we be Friends through a computer screen and stay connected to Mia as this group has for 100 years?
In order to facilitate these connections, last January we gave our members a complimentary year of membership –more than 740 of you took us up on it. We hope you attended a lecture or a Friends Only event, participated in our Book Club online, and felt like Art in Bloom 2021 opened its doors to the spring sunshine (even if it was virtually).
This year, we are excited to welcome you back to our regular membership and our regular events. Today you can register and pay your annual membership fees for a full year of Friends. We are also excited to relaunch our Friends membership levels and invite you to join us for all the fun and friendship that our 100th year has to offer. Your membership allows us to continue supporting, enhancing and sustaining the collection and programs Mia has to offer.
“Friends for 100 Years,” our centennial celebration, begins with a luncheon on Thursday, January 20 immediately following our first in-person lecture in the Pillsbury Auditorium. Dr. Eike Schmidt, director of the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, Italy will be the featured speaker. This exciting event and all Centennial events are only open for members in good standing so join us now!
All Friends in good standing (meaning those who have re-committed to paid membership) will receive a beautiful hardcover copy of Friends for 100 Years: A Lasting Legacy and be invited to special Centennial events plus all of our regular Friends programming like lectures, guided tours, book club and Art in Bloom!
Memberships will now run for the calendar year, from January through December 31. This year we are adding another incentive to our membership levels. Each member will be eligible to receive two tickets to each lecture regardless of giving amount, as well as all the wonderful benefits that a paying membership provides. Higher levels of membership will be eligible for other premiums.
Please join us, today, by clicking here and renewing your membership as the Friends begin our next 100 years.