BAMPFA Curator's Circle

Curator’s Circle members play a crucial role in BAMPFA's ability to showcase the highest-quality art and film programming and foster new knowledge about the vast array of cultures and historically significant works represented in our collection. Your contributions help to underwrite in-person conversations with artists and filmmakers from around the world, while also making BAMPFA programs widely accessible by allowing us to offer free admission to Bay Area children and their families.

Become a Curator’s Circle member today to get and give the best of BAMPFA!

Have Your Gift Matched!

Right now, an extraordinary family—among our most passionate and generous supporters—is matching all new Curator's Circle memberships and increased gifts dollar for dollar! Help us make the most of this incredible opportunity to amplify the impact of your gift and sustain this bold vision of BAMPFA as the cultural epicenter for our community.

Levels & Benefits

Join BAMPFA’s premier donor group, the Curator’s Circle, and enjoy enhanced access to exhibitions and film programs as well as intimate events and behind-the-scenes activities with artists, filmmakers, curators, collectors, and fellow patrons.

All Curator’s Circle members receive:

  • VIP membership for two with unlimited free admission to the galleries and most public events
  • Six single-use gallery passes for unaccompanied guests and 12 single-use film passes
  • One complimentary exhibition catalog
  • A dedicated Curator’s Circle member hotline for easy access to information and concierge ticket services
  • Reciprocal privileges at more than 1,100 museums nationwide
  • Plus all of the benefits of regular BAMPFA membership, including reduced-price film tickets and a 10% discount at the BAMPFA Store and Babette cafe


$1,000 ($800 tax deductible)

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to opening receptions, intimate curator-led exhibition tours, and behind-the-scenes presentations about upcoming art & film highlights
  • Complimentary VIP passes to select art fairs


$2,500 ($2,200 tax deductible)

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • One year-round pass to all film screenings
  • Invitations to exclusive Curator’s Circle Film-to-Table dinners and festive receptions with guest speakers and featured filmmakers


$5,000 ($4,650 tax deductible)

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • An additional year-round pass to all film screenings
  • Invitations to exclusive receptions and tours of private homes and collections


$10,000 ($9,600 tax deductible)

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • A private, director-led tour of a BAMPFA exhibition for up to ten guests
  • Domestic and international travel opportunities with BAMPFA director, curators, and trustees


$15,000 ($14,500 tax deductible)

Director-level members share a bold belief in BAMPFA’s vision and provide transformative annual support that assures our fullest aspirations for excellence, edge, and engagement. In addition to the benefits above, Director-level members enjoy:

  • Lunch with the BAMPFA Director
  • Private film screening for you and your guests