Meeting in a Garden
Iran, first half or middle of the 17th century
Musée du Louvre
© RMN / Blot

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 of the Louvre

$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 three trips per year. These trips take members across the world including invitation to one international trip, one domestic trip with the Chairman’s Circle, and and an annual pilgrimage to Paris, where members have exclusive and private access to the Museum.

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

All the benefits of a Chairman’s Circle membership, plus:

  • Invitation to participate with members from around the world in an annual trip focused on the Louvre’s international partnerships (supplemental travel fees and costs apply)
Within the limits prescribed by law, $22,300 of this contribution is tax-deductible. Benefits are valid for two people.

Please check with your financial advisor regarding gifts made from Donor Advised Funds, private foundations and IRA charitable rollovers as memberships may not be eligible for payment from these sources.
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 France 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

All the benefits of a Patron’s Circle membership, plus:

  • Invitation to an annual pilgrimage to Paris, including behind-the-scenes after-hours access to the Louvre (supplemental travel fees and costs apply)
  • Invitation to an annual domestic trip with visits to museums and private collections (supplemental travel fees and costs apply)
  • Personal handling of special requests and other V.I.P. services
Within the limits prescribed by law, $8,700 of this contribution is tax-deductible. Benefits are valid for two people.

Please check with your financial advisor regarding gifts made from Donor Advised Funds, private foundations and IRA charitable rollovers as memberships may not be eligible for payment from these sources.
Patron’s Circle

Benefactor — $5,000 (2 people, 1 year)
Patron — $1,000 (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. Benefactors 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

All the benefits of a Young Patron’s Circle membership, plus:

  • Invitation to exhibition previews and other events at the Louvre
  • Admission to intimate events throughout the United States
  • Subscription to Grand Galerie: Le Journal du Louvre*

*limited to Benefactor level.

Within the limits prescribed by law, $4,780 of a Benefactor Membership and $860 of a Patron Membership are respectively tax deductible. Benefits are valid for two people.

Please check with your financial advisor regarding gifts made from Donor Advised Funds, private foundations and IRA charitable rollovers as memberships may not be eligible for payment from these sources.
Young Patrons Circle Member

Benefactor — $1,000 (2 people, 1 year)
Couple — $850 (2 people, 1 year)
Individual — $500 (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.

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

Member benefits:

  • Invitation to private AFL and partner events in New York City
  • Exclusive access to private collections, artist studios, and gallery and museum tours
  • VIP admission to participating art fairs throughout the year, including Frieze, Armory, and TEFAF
  • Free admission to the Louvre’s permanent collections and special exhibitions for two adults
  • A 10% discount at The Bistrot Benoit, 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
  • Recognition on annual donor lists
Within the limits prescribed by law, $825 of a Benefactor Membership, $650 of a Couple Membership, and $325 of an Individual Membership is respectively tax-deductible.

Please check with your financial advisor regarding gifts made from Donor Advised Funds, private foundations and IRA charitable rollovers as memberships may not be eligible for payment from these sources.