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, among other benefits, free entry to public programs and tours, the annual catalogue, and special members-only tours of museums and cultural institutions in New York City and beyond.  Recent members-only events included a curator-led tour of Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future at the Guggenheim, a visit to Magazzino Italian Art in the Hudson Valley, a guided visit to Bertoldo di Giovanni: The Renaissance of Sculpture in Medici Florence at the Frick Collection, and an exclusive private tour of the Whitney Museum’s conservation studio, which is usually closed to the public.

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

$125 ($85 tax deductible)

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

DUAL FRIEND OF CIMA

$200 ($160 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 exhibition preview reception at the start of the season for you and a +1
  • Copy of the annual exhibition 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 exhibition preview reception and other special events
  • Annual exhibition catalogue  
  • Exclusive members-only communications

SUSTAINING FRIEND

$1,000 ($900 tax deductible) – Submit payment by mailed check

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

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  • Free entry for you and 6 guests to CIMA’s tours, programs, and members-only events
  • Invitation to exhibition preview reception at the start of the season
  • One private tour + reception of the annual exhibition, for up to 20 people
  • Recognition on our donor wall and website
  • Annual exhibition catalogue
  • Exclusive members-only communications

AMBASSADORS CIRCLE

$5,000 ($4,800 tax deductible) – Submit payment by mailed check

Available to Individuals or Corporate Patrons
CIMA’s Ambassadors Circle is an exclusive patron group designed for connoisseurs of Italian modern and contemporary art and other fine aspects of Italian culture, and for corporate entities wishing to associate their brand with cultural, educational, and philanthropic goals.

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  • One Individual or Corporate Ambassadors Circle membership, with free entry for you and up to 8 guests to CIMA’s tours, programs, and members-only events
  • Invitation to exhibition preview reception at the start of the season
  • Invitations to special events, private tours, and other unique programs
  • Recognition with name or logo on our website and social media channels
  • Opportunity to host one private or corporate event at CIMA’s elegant SoHo location (rental and other fees may apply)
  • Annual exhibition catalogue
  • Exclusive members-only communications

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE

$10,000 ($9,500 deductible) – Submit payment by mailed check

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

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  • One Individual or Corporate Leadership Circle membership, with free entry for you and up to 10 guests to CIMA’s tours, programs, and members-only events
  • Invitation to exhibition preview and reception at the start of the season
  • Invitations to special events, private tours, and other unique programs
  • One private tour + reception of the annual exhibition for up to 20 people
  • Opportunity to host private events at CIMA’s bespoke SoHo location; rental fee waived for one event (additional fees may apply)
  • Recognition with name or logo on our website and social media channels
  • Special naming opportunities for donors to underwrite events such as concerts, lectures, conferences, or educational initiatives.
  • Annual exhibition catalogue
  • Exclusive members-only communications

CORPORATE SILVER SPONSOR

$30,000 (deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law) Payment by check or wire – please contact lombardo@italianmodernart.org

Available to Corporate Patrons
CIMA’s Corporate Silver Sponsor comprises a special group of corporate entities 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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  • One Corporate Silver membership, with free entry for you and up to 15 guests to CIMA’s tours, programs, and members-only events
  • Invitation to exhibition preview and reception at the start of the season
  • Invitations to special events, private tours, and other unique programs
  • Two private tours + reception of CIMA’s annual exhibition for up to 20 people
  • Opportunity to host unlimited private events at CIMA’s bespoke SoHo location: rental fees waived for two events (additional fees may apply)
  • Recognition with corporate logo on our website, social media channels, and specifically underwritten public initiatives
  • Special naming opportunities for donors to underwrite events such as concerts, lectures, conferences, educational initiatives, series of public programs.
  • Annual exhibition catalogue
  • Exclusive members-only communications
  • Opportunity to name a Research Fellowship after donors

CORPORATE GOLD SPONSOR

$50,000 (deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law) Payment by check or wire – please contact lombardo@italianmodernart.org

Available to Corporate Patrons
CIMA’s Corporate Gold sponsors comprises a special group of corporate entities deeply committed to our mission. Their gifts underwrite our key initiatives, such as the fellowship program, our annual catalogue and art exhibition, study days and other public programming.

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  • One Corporate Gold membership, with free entry for you and up to 15 guests to CIMA’s tours, programs, and members-only events
  • Invitation to exhibition preview and reception at the start of the season
  • Invitations to special events, private tours, and other unique programs
  • Three private tours + reception of CIMA’s annual exhibition for up to 20 people
  • Opportunity to host unlimited private events at CIMA’s elegant SoHo location: rental fees waived for four events (additional fees may apply)
  • Recognition with corporate logo on our website, social media channels, and specifically underwritten public initiatives
  • Special naming opportunities for donors to underwrite events such as concerts, lectures, conferences, educational initiatives, series of public programs.
  • Annual exhibition catalogue
  • Exclusive members-only communications
  • Opportunity to name a Research Fellowship after donors
  • Opportunity to become part of CIMA’s Honorary Board (and website recognition)