Membership at the AD&A Museum is unique. Go behind-the-scenes, deepen your engagement, and learn more about the art and architecture on view in our galleries. The AD&A Museum believes that art and architecture can transform individuals and communities. Your membership helps us put that belief into practice by directly supporting the Museum’s exhibitions, public programs, permanent collections, and learning opportunities. Your support is essential to the work we do and the communities we reach! 

Membership Levels

Mapache – FREE Student Member

  • Invites to special Student Only Programs and Events, including the annual AD&A Student Art Party and Study at the Museum nights 
  • Invites to all Exhibition Opening Receptions and Public Events 
  • STICKERS!!!!
  • 20% discount on all Museum Publications 
  • Mapache Grad Museum Membership for the first two years after graduation
$150 – Member (Tax-deductible amount $150)
  • Meet Curators, Artists and Architects at Member-Only Events
  • Invites to Exhibition Opening Receptions, Public Events and Pop-Up Tours 
  • Receive a 20% discount on all Museum Publications 
  • Free Admission to other US Museum with Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums [ROAM
$500 – Fellow (Tax-deductible amount $447) 
  • Includes all Member Benefits 
  • Additional Benefits at this level:
    • Your choice of an AD&A Museum Catalogue
    • Complementary Campus Parking for Museum Openings 
$1,500 – Patron (Tax-deductible amount $1,439)

Patron members provide essential support for the Museum’s program. They receive all previous membership benefits and additional invitations to intimate events and excursions with the Museum’s curators.

  • Includes all Member and Fellow Benefits
  • Additional benefits at this level:
    • Invite to a special event related to the Museum Collection and temporary exhibitions to take place in Santa Barbara or the surrounding region
    • Invite to a private reception celebrating an eminent artist/architect’s talk or architectural historian’s lecture
    • Plus UC Santa Barbara Chancellor’s Council privileges
To become a member, please contact Dana Loughlin at or (805) 893-3922.

Council Groups

Museum and Director’s Council members are the AD&A Museum’s most committed supporters. Their contributions help to sustain the Museum’s programs. As such, they receive invitations for intimate events that provide behind-the-scenes experiences, introduce members to artists, architects and scholars and deepen their understanding of the histories behind our exhibitions. 
Council members meet multiple times a year for a full day of exciting and interesting activities, in places such as Santa Barbara, Ojai, Los Angeles, or Palm Springs. Gatherings are connected to Museum programs, and they offer additional access to collections, curators, and other resources. Typically, we tour an exhibition, artist’s studio, significant building, landscape, or a collector’s architecturally interesting home. We view recent acquisitions and share plans for future exhibitions and programs. 
Our goal is to provide opportunities for an enhanced understanding of the artists and architects represented in the Museum’s collections and exhibitions, as well as a more intimate experience of the research and teaching of the Museum’s staff.
For more information on Council membership, please contact Leslie Gray, Senior Director of Development, at or (805) 893-4193.