Become a Member!

The Center for Italian Modern Art is a 501(c)3 public nonprofit organization. The commitment and generosity of our individual and corporate members help CIMA fulfill our mission to foster new scholarship and conversation around 20th-century Italian art, support the next generation of historians, and offer a unique, intimate “slow art” experience — with Italian masterpieces drawn from museums and private collections. In return for your generosity, you receive special access to the exhibition outside of regular public hours, free entry to public programs and tours, the annual catalogue, unique opportunities to deepen your enjoyment and knowledge of Italian modern and contemporary art, and more!

Recent members-only events include a private curator-led tour of Ettore Sottsass at the Met Breuer and a visit to the new Magazzino Italian Art up the Hudson. Join us!

Since CIMA opened four years ago, I have been a frequent visitor. I just love the simplicity, the intimacy of the space, and the originality and focus of their exhibitions, as well as CIMA’s absolute dedication to scholarship and particularly to fostering the work of younger scholars.
 
 —Neil Printz at the start of his June 2017 talk on Andy Warhol’s “After de Chirico”

Levels of Support

FRIEND OF CIMA

$100 ($80 tax deductible)

  • Free entry for our tours, programs, and members-only events
  • Invitation to installation preview reception at the start of the season
  • Annual installation catalogue
  • Exclusive members-only communications

DUAL FRIEND OF CIMA

$175 ($150 tax deductible)

Receive all of the benefits of a Friend of CIMA, times two!

  • Free entry for our tours, programs, and members-only events for you and a +1
  • Invitation to installation preview reception at the start of the season for you and a +1
  • Two copies of the annual installation catalogue
  • Exclusive members-only communications

CONTRIBUTING FRIEND

$500 ($400 tax deductible)

Receive all of the benefits of a Friend of CIMA, plus extra access for your guests.

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  • Free entry for you and up to 4 guests to tours, programs, and members-only events
  • Invitation to installation preview reception and other special events
  • Private tour for up to 10 guests of the annual installation
  • Annual installation catalogue  
  • Exclusive members-only communications

SUSTAINING FRIEND

$1,000 ($900 tax deductible)

Enjoy special access to CIMA and our networks, and receive public recognition for your support.

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  • Free entry for you and guests to CIMA’s tours, programs, and members-only events
  • Invitation to installation preview reception at the start of the season
  • Private tours of the annual installation, one reception for up to 25 people
  • Recognition on our donor wall and website
  • Annual installation catalogue
  • Exclusive members-only communications

AMBASSADORS CIRCLE

$5,000 ($4,800 tax deductible)

Available to Individuals or Corporate Patrons
CIMA’s Ambassadors Circle is the exclusive patron group designed for connoisseurs of Italian modern and contemporary art and other fine aspects of Italian culture.

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  • Free entry for you and your guests to CIMA’s tours, programs, and members-only events
  • Invitation to installation preview reception at the start of the season
  • Invitations to special events, private tours, and other unique programs
  • Recognition on donor wall and website
  • Eligibility to host a private event at CIMA’s elegant SoHo location
  • Annual installation catalogue
  • Exclusive members-only communications

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE

$10,000+ ($9,500 deductible)

Available to Individuals or Corporate Patrons
CIMA’s Leadership Circle comprises a special group of people deeply committed to our mission. Their gifts underwrite our key initiatives, such as the fellowship program, our annual catalogue and art installation, study days and other public programming.

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  • Free entry for you and guests to CIMA’s tours, programs, and members-only events
  • Invitation to installation preview and reception at the start of the season
  • Invitations to special events, private tours, and other unique programs
  • Eligibility to host a private event at CIMA’s elegant SoHo location
  • Recognition on donor wall and website
  • Special naming opportunities to donors
  • Annual installation catalogue
  • Exclusive members-only communications

ARTIST / STUDENT FRIEND OF CIMA

$50 (not tax deductible)

  • Free entry for tours and programs
  • Sketching privileges outside of public hours
  • Invitation to dedicated artist-oriented events
  • Annual installation catalogue
  • Exclusive members-only communications

Please note that this membership level does not grant access to member events organized at venues outside of CIMA.