Join & Give

We at the CU Art Museum strive to serve as a generator and incubator of art, creativity and artistic inquiry through programs engaging students, faculty and the public. Your financial support helps fund exhibitions, collections preservation and programming. Won’t you join us and be a part of the creative center of campus?

Invest in Our Mission  Give Now

We develop individualized giving plans for donors who wish to invest in the CU Art Museum and its impact on the campus and community. In addition to discretionary support, annual giving can be directed to support exhibitions, acquisitions, educational  programs and collection conservation.

For more information about giving, please call Stephanie Purnell, senior director of development, at 303-541-1450 or

And if you'd like to make a gift online, please follow this link to

Become a Member

We appreciate your support and engagement. And we want you to share our museum with your friends. All of our memberships now cover two people per membership. Your friends are our friends.

We’ll be happy to set up your membership. You can send your check, payable to University of Colorado Foundation, to: CU Art Museum, 318 UCB, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309. If you have questions, please call Jessica Brunecky at 303-492-3008 or email


$0 Student Membership
  • Our student membership program encourages students to get engaged through special programs, events and rewards for participation

$75 Basic membership
  • Invitations to exhibitions openings and previews
  • Subscription to newsletter
  • 10 percent discount on catalogs
  • Invitation to annual summer soiree

$250 Supporter membership

All of the above benefits plus:

  • North American Reciprocal Museum program membership (provides benefits of membership to other participating institutions throughout North America)
  • CU Art Museum exhibition catalog (or equivalent)

$500 Patron membership

All of the above benefits plus:

  • Invitations to two curated social and educational experiences
  • Invitations for educational travel programs 

$1,000 Luminary membership

All of the above benefits plus:

  • Invitations to two additional exclusive social and educational experiences (total of four)
  • Priority on educational travel programs

$2,500 Visionary membership

All of the above benefits plus:

  • As available, opportunities to “tag along” with the curator or director to events or art fairs (such as Art Basel)
  • Invitation to a private event with the director and a special guest 

Collectors Circle

Using our collection as a launch pad, curators and faculty offer talks on art and collecting throughout history. We look at original works of art to learn about genre, materials, and technique and, through our conversations, hone our skills to evaluate artworks. Dues are $500 with museum membership and support contemporary art acquisitions and programming. Please contact Sandra Firmin for additional information.

Gifts of Art

Gifts of art or acquisition funds help build the CU Art Museum’s permanent collection as a teaching and research resource. If you are considering offering artwork to the museum, or are interested in giving to an acquisition fund, please contact Hope Saska, curator of collections and exhibitions.