photo by Astrid Larson
Architecte © I.M. Pei / Musée du Louvre

Become a Member

There are many ways to support American Friends of the Louvre. One of the most meaningful ways is to become a member. Join today and enjoy the opportunity to learn more about the Louvre and its remarkable collections. Benefits include invitations to Louvre events in the U.S., exhibition openings in Paris, free admission to the Louvre, discounts in museum cafés and shops and more, depending upon the level you choose.
International Council

$25,000 — 2 people, 1 year

Launched in 2007 by American Friends of the Louvre and the Musée du Louvre, the International Council was created to foster the Louvre’s ambitious international programs. The International Council comprises entrepreneurs, art collectors and philanthropists from across the globe. International Council members enjoy a number of benefits designed to bring them closer to the museum, including an annual trip with the Louvre’s president-director and invitations to special events at the Museum.

Hyacinthe Rigaud
Portrait of Louis XIV (1638-1715), King of France
1701
Musée du Louvre
© 2010 Musée du Louvre / Angèle Dequier

International Council benefits: (Annual gift of $25,000)

  • Free admission to the Louvre’s permanent collections and special exhibitions for two adults
  • Invitation to participate with members from around the world in an annual trip focused on the Musée du Louvre’s international partnerships, featuring private tours of collections and museums, and social events hosted by prominent individuals of the destinations’ business, diplomatic and cultural communities
  • Invitation to participate in annual trips to France with Chairman’s Circle members, featuring private tours at the Louvre, visits to collections and historic places, and elegant meals in exclusive surroundings
  • Invitation to participate in an annual U.S. art trip with visits to museums and private collections
  • Invitations to exhibition previews and other events at the Louvre
  • Subscription to Grande Galerie: Le Journal du Louvre
  • A 10% discount at the Grand Louvre, Mollien and Richelieu restaurants, as well as other cafés throughout the museum
  • A 5% discount at the Louvre’s main bookstore and shop, the Tuileries Garden shop and other boutiques throughout the museum
  • Select publication
  • Personal handling of special requests and other V.I.P. services
  • Invitations to events organized by American Friends of the Louvre in both the U.S. and France, including fund-raising benefits
  • Recognition on AFL’s annual donor list and in the Louvre’s annual report
Within the limits prescribed by law, $22,700 of this contribution is tax-deductible.
Benefits are valid for two people.
Please check with your donor-advised fund before initiating payment, as memberships may not
be eligible for purchase through your fund.
Chairman’s Circle

$10,000 — 2 people, 1 year

Established in 2004 by American Friends of the Louvre, the Chairman’s Circle represents a community of Louvre supporters across America. In exchange for their generosity, Chairman’s Circle members participate in an annual trip to Paris focused on a major exhibition or theme at the Louvre and one annual art trip within the United States. They also receive invitations to events planned throughout the U.S.

Leonardo da Vinci
Mona Lisa
c. 1503-1519
Musée du Louvre
© RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Michel Urtado

Chairman’s Circle Benefits:

(Annual gift of $10,000)

  • Free admission to the Louvre’s permanent collections and special exhibitions for two adults
  • Invitation to participate in the annual Chairman’s Circle trip to France, featuring private tours at the Louvre, visits to collections and historic places, and elegant meals in exclusive surroundings
  • Invitation to participate in an annual U.S. art trip with visits to museums and private collections
  • Invitations to exhibition previews and other events at the Louvre
  • Invitations to events organized by American Friends of the Louvre in both the U.S. and France, including fund-raising benefits
  • Subscription to Grande Galerie: Le Journal du Louvre
  • A 10% discount at the Grand Louvre, Mollien and Richelieu restaurants, as well as other cafés throughout the museum
  • A 5% discount at the Louvre’s main bookstore and shop, the Tuileries garden shop and other boutiques throughout the museum
  • Select publication
  • Personal handling of special requests and other V.I.P. services
  • Recognition on AFL’s annual donor list and in the Louvre’s annual report
Within the limits prescribed by law, $8,500 of this contribution is tax-deductible.
Benefits are valid for two people.
Please check with your donor-advised fund before initiating payment, as memberships may not
be eligible for purchase through your fund.
Patron’s Circle

$5,000 or more — 2 people, 1 year Patron’s Circle members enjoy free entry to the Louvre as well as invitations to select events including the annual fund-raising gala, lectures and Louvre exhibition openings in the United States. They also receive a subscription to the Louvre’s magazine, Grand Galerie.

Artist unknown
The Seated Scribe
c. 2600-2350 BC
Musée du Louvre
© Musée du Louvre / C. Décamps

Patron’s Circle Benefits:

(Annual gift of $5,000)

  • Free admission to the Louvre’s permanent collections and special exhibitions for two adults
  • A 10% discount at the Grand Louvre, Mollien and Richelieu restaurants, as well as other cafés throughout the museum
  • A 5% discount at the Louvre’s main bookstore and shop, the Tuileries Garden shop and other boutiques throughout the museum
  • Invitations to AFL-organized events across the U.S.
  • Recognition on AFL’s annual donor list
  • Invitations to exhibition previews and other events at the Louvre
  • Select publication
  • Subscription to Grand Galerie: Le Journal du Louvre
Within the limits prescribed by law, $4,700 of this contribution is tax-deductible.
Benefits are valid for two people.
Please check with your donor-advised fund before initiating payment, as memberships may not
be eligible for purchase through your fund.
Patron

$1,000 or more — 2 people, 1 year

Patrons are art lovers and Louvre enthusiasts who support the mission of American Friends of the Louvre. In recognition of their generosity, they receive special access to the Louvre and to related programs.

Alexandros of Antioch
Venus de Milo
c. 100 BC
Musée du Louvre
© 2010 Musée du Louvre / Anne Chauvet

Patron Benefits:

(Annual gift of $1,000)

  • Free admission to the Louvre’s permanent collections and special exhibitions for two adults
  • A 10% discount at the Grand Louvre, Mollien and Richelieu restaurants, as well as other cafés throughout the museum
  • A 5% discount at the Louvre’s main bookstore and shop, the Tuileries Garden shop and other boutiques throughout the museum
  • Invitations to AFL-organized events across the U.S.
  • Recognition on AFL’s annual donor list
Within the limits prescribed by law, $800 of this contribution is tax-deductible.
Benefits for two people.
Please check with your donor-advised fund before initiating payment, as Memberships may not
be eligible for purchase through your fund.
Young Patrons Circle Benefactor

$1,000 — 1 person, 1 year
Suggested age — 21 to 40

The Young Patrons Circle (YPC) seeks to unite young professionals, philanthropists and art enthusiasts with a love for the Louvre. Through events in New York and an annual fund-raising benefit, the YPC helps American Friends of the Louvre reach its fund-raising goals.

Eugène Delacroix
Liberty Leading the People
1830
Musée du Louvre
© 2009 Musée du Louvre / Erich Lessing

Young Patron’s Circle Benefactor Benefits:

(Annual gift of $1,000 individual membership)

  • Invitations to exclusive events organized by the YPC in New York City
  • Invitations to participate in select events organized by the Cercle de Mécènes du Louvre in Paris
  • Priority reservation privileges for YPC fund-raising benefits and host committees
  • Free admission to the Louvre’s permanent collections and special exhibitions for two adults
  • A 10% discount at the Grand Louvre, Mollien and Richelieu restaurants
  • A 5% discount at the Louvre’s main bookstore and shop, the Tuileries Garden shop and other boutiques throughout the museum
  • Invitations to additional AFL member events (excludes Chairman’s Circle and International Council trips)
  • Recognition on AFL’s annual donor list
  • Opportunity to organize a tailored tour of the Louvre
Within the limits prescribed by law, $825 of this contribution is tax-deductible.
Young Patrons Circle Member

$500 — 1 person, 1 year
$850 — 2 people, 1 year
Suggested age — 21 to 40

The Young Patrons Circle (YPC) seeks to unite young professionals, philanthropists and art enthusiasts with a love for the Louvre. Through events in New York and an annual fund-raising benefit, the YPC helps American Friends of the Louvre reach its fund-raising goals.

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Mademoiselle Caroline Rivière
1806
Musée du Louvre
© 2005 Musée du Louvre / Angèle Dequier

(Annual gift of $500 individual membership or $850 couple’s membership)

  • Invitations to exclusive events organized by the YPC in New York City
  • Priority reservation privileges for YPC fund-raising benefits and host committees
  • Invitations to lectures and visits to galleries and private collections organized by the YPC advisory council
  • Free admission to the Louvre’s permanent collections and special exhibitions for two adults
  • A 10% discount at the Grand Louvre, Mollien and Richelieu restaurants
  • A 5% discount at the Louvre’s main bookstore and shop, the Tuileries Garden shop and other boutiques throughout the museum
Within the limits prescribed by law, $325 of this contribution is tax-deductible.