by Rebecca Arrington
Art Museum expands membership
U.Va. Art Museum
is expanding the benefits it offers members. The range of benefits
and privileges for various levels of membership includes reciprocal
privileges at more than 100 mu-seums across the country, discounts
on various fine arts magazines, discounts at the University Bookstore
and on selected fine arts and humanities courses at the Charlottesville
branch of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
the higher levels, members enjoy discounts at some of Charlottesvilles
premier restaurants, membership in the Virginia Festival Film
Society and artwork sponsorship opportunities.
also receive invitations to special events, including the New
Members Reception in October, members-only travel opportunities
and advance notice of programs and exhibitions in the museums
museum is conducting a membership drive in conjunction with its
current exhibition, Sam Abell: The Photographic Life,
featuring the work of the renowned National Geographic photographer
and Albemarle County resident (see Sam
Abell: The Photographic Life). Expanded benefits are available
to existing members as well as those who sign up during the drive.
memberships range from $35 for individuals and $60 for dual-family
memberships to $2,500 for the Directors Circle. University
students may join for free by visiting the museum Web site and
e-mailing their contact information. Gift memberships offer additional
benefits, such as illustrated books and color prints.
about the University of Virginia Art Museum is available online
by calling Mike Alexander at 243-8874 or e-mailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.