the Avant Garde

The Avant Garde is an emerging group of dynamic Patron Members at the Polk Museum of Art who are dedicated to the advancement of the arts and interested in building a meaningful connection with the Museum. Avant Garde members have the opportunity to further their understanding of our exhibitions, collections, and overall academic mission through exclusive patron programs and events offered throughout the year, like Fête - an unconventional night of celebration and legacy. 

Benefits for All Members

  • Personal invitations to receptions, special events and tours
  • Savings on art classes, workshops and camps for all ages
  • Subscription to the Polk Museum of Art newsletter
  • Enjoy FREE or reduced admission and special savings from local attractions, restaurants, and other local businesses through our Neighborhood Discount Program Click here for a full list. 

Young Patron Pledge Program $250 | $500 | $750 | $1,000

  • Exclusive to those ages 21 - 45
  • Requires a four year membership pledge during which the member progressively increases their annual gift to reach the $1,000 by year four
  • Includes two adults in household plus minor children
  • Includes Benefits for All Members
  • One private docent-led tour by appointment (up to 12 people)
  • Reciprocity to more than 955 museums. For a full list of participating museums, visit ROAM, SERM, and NARM. Local favorites include The John & Mable Ringling, The Lightner, The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, and The Dali
  • Discount on Polk Museum of Art facility rental (some restrictions apply)
  • One gift membership at the Household level for a person or household of your choice

Patron $1,000 annually |$83.33 monthly

Gold Patron $2,500  | Platinum Patron $5,000 

  • Includes two adults in household plus minor children
  • Includes Benefits for All Members
  • One private docent-led tour by appointment (up to 12 people)
  • Reciprocity to more than 955 museums. For a full list of participating museums, visit ROAM, SERM, and NARM. Local favorites include The John & Mable Ringling, The Lightner, The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, and The Dali
  • Discount on Polk Museum of Art facility rental (some restrictions apply)
  • One gift membership at the Household level for a person or household of your choice