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Penn Museum Visionaries

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Penn Museum Visionaries is the Museum’s brand-new premier membership program. The name of this new recognition program speaks to our belief in the Museum’s power to inspire the next generation of scholars and foster a more understanding and equitable world. Through their philanthropy, Visionaries demonstrate a remarkable commitment to the care of the Museum’s art and artifacts and the communities we serve.

Visionaries are the Museum’s most generous membership and annual fund donors, giving $2,500 or more in essential unrestricted support. Visionaries play a crucial role in what happens at the Museum every day. Members receive a personalized membership experience and access to events that bring them up-close with the Museum’s extraordinary collection and research. We hope you will join us in our next chapter and become a charter member of the Penn Museum Visionaries.

Enjoy all of the Supporting Circles level benefits plus…

Visionaries Associate’s Circle Visionaries Champion’s Circle Visionaries Director’s Circle Visionaries Chairman’s Circle
Number of free general admission guests per visit 4 6 Unlimited Unlimited
Parking vouchers 4 6 Unlimited Unlimited
Recognition in signage at the Museum
Biannual printed newsletter
Concierge services for planning a personalized visit to the Museum
Recognition in the University of Pennsylvania's Benjamin Franklin Society, and invitation to all associated special events
Invitations to exclusive events and VIP experiences
Publication from Museum press or exhibition catalog -
Private lunch and tour with a curator of your choice - - -
Opportunity to visit a Museum archaeological site with senior staff - - -
Stewarded by Williams Director Christopher Woods, Ph.D. - - -
Price

$2,500

($2,050 Tax-Deductible) Join/Renew

$5,000

($4,490 Tax-Deductible) Join/Renew

$10,000

($9,470 Tax-Deductible) Join/Renew

$25,000

($24,350 Tax-Deductible) Join/Renew

Penn Museum Visionaries Events

Formal invitations to follow

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Tour of the Penny and Robert Fox Historic Costume Collection

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
6:00PM ET

Receive special access and a behind-the-scenes look at the Penny and Robert Fox Historic Costume Collection at Drexel University. The Fox Collection generously loaned the Penn Museum three dresses, including a gown worn by Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco, for the new exhibition The Stories We Wear, opening September 25. This special evening gives Visionaries a rare look into the storage room and an opportunity to learn what it takes to care for the nearly 14,000 dresses and accessories in the collection.

A rendering of what the Harrision Garden will look like when completed, showing flowering trees and a lawn.

Inaugural Garden Party

Thursday, June 2, 2022
6:00PM ET

Enjoy cocktails and celebrate the beginning of summer in the brand-new Harrison Garden. Hear from landscape architects and botany experts about the design and flowers, plants, and trees that make up this beautiful new green space on the Penn campus.


Ways to Give

By Mail

Enclose payment with the following form to Penn Museum Membership, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19104. Checks can be made payable to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Online

Should you wish to register for an event online upon becoming a member, please note that your membership gift may take a full business day to process.

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By Securities

For instructions on giving gifts of securities, contact Kristen Lauerman, Associate Director of Major Gifts, at 215-573-5251 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

By Phone

To join or renew, or for any questions about the Loren Eiseley Circle, contact Kristen Lauerman, Associate Director of Major Gifts, at 215-573-5251 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

At the Museum

Visit the Admissions Desk at any of the Museum's entrances.