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When you become a member of the SBMA, you belong to a community that shares enthusiasm for the arts and recognizes their role in creating cultural vitality in South Bend. Membership offers opportunities to experience art, education, and events throughout the year.

Membership Benefits

Membership in the SBMA offers a wealth of benefits at a variety of affordable levels:

  • Discounts on class tuition (20%) and on purchases from the museum’s gift shop, The Dot Shop (10%).  (To apply 20% discount towards class tuition, on the checkout page enter code mbr20off in the box to the left of “Apply Disount”)
  • Grandparents: join at the Sustaining level and extend your benefits to your grandchildren under the age of 18 such as a tuition discount on classes you purchase for them.
  • Tickets to the Meet Me in the Gallery/Meet Me on the Island events.
  • Family Day Art Activities throughout the year.
  • Monthly e-news and invitations to exhibition receptions and First Friday events
  • Reciprocal Membership program. For memberships valued at $100 and above, you will be able to visit more than 600 museums throughout North America. (View a complete list of participating museums).
  • Free admission to changing art exhibitions and the finest permanent collection with artwork by notable local artists and acclaimed national artists.
  • Most importantly, your museum membership helps provide cooperative programs with area schools that tour nearly 5,000 students per year, and helps us serve close to 1,000 outreach families a year.

Three ways to join

Your membership will be valid for one year from date of purchase and your card will be mailed to you within two weeks.