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Membership Information:

The Griffin Museum of Photography is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the understanding of and appreciation for historic and contemporary photography. Our mission is to continue to offer exciting and stimulating photographic exhibitions of the highest standard. To accomplish this goal we appreciate and rely upon the generosity of our members. Your donations and membership dues enable us to procure new exhibits, fund educational programs and meet our yearly operating costs.

Your membership donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Click here to join online , click here for a membership application form or call 781-729-1158. The form is in pdf format. You will need Acrobat Reader to read and print pdf documents. If you don't have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, you can download it for free here.

We also offer sustaining membership that helps the Griffin Museum and your budget by making a monthly donation. An alternative option to the Griffin's existing single payment membership plan. This added option authorizes a monthly charge to a credit card or a deduction from a bank account thus allowing someone to pay for a membership over time. We will automatically charge your credit card every month for 12 consecutive months.

Members of the Griffin Museum of Photography also have benefits at a selection of institutions across the United States. With a valid membership card, each of the organizations below will give you either free admission or discounts on merchandise and services.

Amon Carter Museum
Fort Worth, TX
* discounts

Blue Sky Gallery MSG
Portland, Oregon,
*annual yearbook and Print Program

California Museum of Photography/UCR
Riverside, CA
* discounts

Center (formerly Sante Fe Ctr. for Photog.)
Sante Fe, NM
*105 off of portfolio reviews events & 10$ off one award

Center for Creative Photography
Tuscon, AZ
* 10% discount on purchases in lobby store

Center for Photography at Woodstock
Woodstock, NY
* discounts

En Foco
Bronx, NY
* reduced pricing on some programs and journals

Foto8/8 Magazine/HOST Gallery
London, UK
* member reduced entry fee to talks and reduced rate for monthly portfolio review

George Eastman House
Rochester, NY
* free admission

Houston Center for Photography
Houston, TX
* discount on purchases and subscription to SPOT

International Center of Photography
New York, NY
* free admission

The Light Factory
Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film
Charlotte, NC
* discount on events

Light Work
Syracuse, NY
* discount on CONTACT SHEET subscription

Lucie Foundation Los Angeles, CA
*10% off membership, 10% off IPA Awards competition. 10% off Lucie Awards tickets at Lincoln Center

Museum of Contemporary Photography
Columbia College
Chicago, IL
* discounts

Museum of Photographic Arts
San Diego, CA
* free admission

O. Winston Link Museum
Roanoke, VA
*10% discount on all gift shop purchases

Panopticon Imaging
Rockland Ma
15% discount on framing & printing.

Peabody Essex Museum
Salem, MA
* discounted admission

Photographic Center Northwest
Seattle, WA
* discounts

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Philadelphia, PA
*10% discount on all digital services and lab rentals

Photographic Resource Center
Boston, MA
* free admission

San Francisco Camerwork
San Francisco, CA
* discounts

Silver Eye Center for Photography
Pittsburgh, PA
* free admission to receptions

Southeast Museum of Photography
Daytona Beach, FL
* * discounts on all purchases at the Museum Store


Membership Categories

Student $25
Benefits of Individual membership. Full-time students only. Please submit a copy of valid school ID with application.

Educator $25
Benefits of Individual Membership. Please submit teaching license or faculty ID with application. School tours welcome.

Individual $50
Free admission to all exhibits, special invitation to opening night exhibit receptions, portfolio review by exhibition comittee (by appointment and for members only), 10% discount in the museum gift shop, one free ticket to Stoneham Theatre with purchase of one ticket, free or reduced admission to lectures and programs, 15% discount on framing and printing from Panopticon Imaging, 15% discount on custom framing from Gallery Seven in Maynard, MA, and invitations to Griffin Museum's Members Day and Annual Gala.

Senior Individual Membership (for 65 years +) $40
Benefits are the same as for the Individual Membership

Family/Dual $75
Individual benefits for two people.

Friend $150
Benefits of Family/Dual membership, hardbound copy of New England in Focus: The Arthur Griffin Story or other selected photography book from gift shop.

Contributor $250
Benefits of Friend membership, free admission for 2 guests accompanying the Contributor, 10% discount on rental of the Griffin Museum for a private function, listing in the annual report.

Academic Membership $500
Free admission passes for each student of the academic department who has applied for membership, 10% discount in the museum gift shop, free guided tours of the exhibitions for classes, free entry to Juried Show portfolio review, discount admission to workshops and free lectures.

Griffin Society Member $500 +
One selected book from our gift shop. Free admission for two guests. Ten percent discount on rental of the Griffin for a private function. One 11x14 photograph by Arthur Griffin. Invitation to Griffin Society events.

Griffin Society Patron $1,000 +
One selected book from our gift shop. One free admission for four guests. Twenty percent discount on rental of the Griffin for a private function. One 11x14 and one 16x20 photograph by Arthur Griffin. Invitation to Griffin Society events.

Call the museum to learn more about our Corporate Giving Program.  Opportunities for support include newsletter, exhibition and special event sponsorships.

Volunteer Information:

Volunteers are an important part of life at the Griffin Museum and without them we wouldn't be able to offer all of the programs and activities that we do. 

There are many volunteer opportunities, including:

  • Admissions Desk
  • Program & Event Support
  • Education/Programming
  • Archiving
  • Docent
  • Public Relations
  • General Administration
  • Membership/Development
  • Exhibition Installation
  • Building and grounds

If you are interested in volunteering or interning at the Griffin Museum, please contact Frances Jakubek at 781-729-1158.