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Your gift to the Grace Museum annual fund supports exhibitions and educational programs throughout the year. 

Last year, the annual appeal funded educational opportunities that engaged children and adults alike with 15 award-winning exhibitions, reaching over 64,000 total visitors. In fact, over the last four years our creative programming has grown by 125%!

Help us make a deeper commitment to the arts in Abilene and across the region by making a tax-deductible end of year contribution. It is only through donors like you that The Grace is able to present the powerful, thoughtful work you expect from us. 

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We are truly thankful for your help!


The Grace Museum is an integral part of Abilene's historic district and brings innovative experiences of art, history and education to our region. Our Museum relies on support from generous donors to develop quality exhibitions and programs that are accessible to everyone. Our award-winning exhibitions are curated in-house and complementary educational programs are developed to engage children, adults and families throughout the year. In 2016, more than 63,000 visitors toured The Grace galleries and took part in our classes, events and programs.

Did you know...

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  • The Grace Museum's art and history collections include over 13,000 works and artifacts?
  • The Grace offers art outreach to over 4,300 students in four school districts — Abilene, Haskell, Wylie and Sweetwater?
  • The Grace received the 2016 Outstanding Exhibition of the Year and Publication of the Year in the state of Texas awarded by the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA)?
  • Schools in communities across the nation rely on technology like our Distance Learning to participate in reading and art projects through The Grace?
  • All donations made to The Grace Museum are tax-deductible and help us share artwork and educational opportunities with thousands of people each year. Join us by making a gift today!

Membership

+ ALL GRACE MUSEUM MEMBERS RECEIVE

Memberships begin at $45

  • Free Admission year-round to The Grace Museum
  • Annual subscription to the Museum’s magazine, Artifacts
  • Weekly e-newsletter featuring information about exhibitions and educational programs
  • Discount in the Grace Coffee Shop…and more!
  • Discounts on educational camps and classes
  • Invitation to opening receptions, gallery talks and museum programs
  • Guest passes for your friends
  • Up close, complimentary parking based on availability
 
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+ Dual

$45

  • Admission for two adults

+ Family

$65

  • Admission for two adults and all children in your household

+ Supporter

$100

  • Admission for two adults and all children in your household
  • Reciprocal admission to hundreds of museums across North America
  • Behind the scenes tour of the Curatorial Vault (must be scheduled in advance) OR one Kids Club membership
  • 10% discount on one rental for your special event

+ Advocate

$300

  • Admission for four adults and all children in your household
  • Reciprocal admission to hundreds of museums across North America
  • Invitation to Donor Celebration
  • Behind the scenes tour of the Curatorial Vault (must be scheduled in advance)
  • One Kids Club membership
  • 15% discount on one rental for your special event

+ Sustainer

$600

  • Admission for four adults and all children in your household
  • Reciprocal admission to hundreds of museums across North America
  • Invitation to Donor Celebration
  • Behind the scenes tour of the Curatorial Vault (must be scheduled in advance)
  • One Kids Club membership
  • 20% discount on one rental for your special event

+ Benefactor

$1,200

  • Admission for four adults and all children in your household
  • Reciprocal admission to hundreds of museums across North America
  • Invitation to Donor Celebration
  • Behind the scenes tour of the Curatorial Vault (must be scheduled in advance)
  • One Kids Club membership
  • 30% discount on one rental for your special event
  • (2) First floor seats at the Grace Gala

+Champion

$2,400

  • Admission for four adults and all children in your household
  • Reciprocal admission to hundreds of museums across North America
  • Invitation to Donor Celebration
  • Behind the scenes tour of the Curatorial Vault (must be scheduled in advance)
  • One Kids Club membership
  • One complimentary rooftop rental for your special event
  • (4) First floor seats at the Grace Gala

+ Corporate Circle

$5,000

  • (10) Supporter level memberships (see level benefits above)
  • Invitation to Donor Celebration
  • One complimentary rooftop rental for your special event
  • (1) First floor table at the Grace Gala
  • Acknowledgement in the Museum’s publications
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Kids Club Benefits

North American Reciprocal Museum Association Benefits

  • Official Kids Club t-shirt
  • Exclusive invitations to fun art activities all year long
  • A bonus art activity on ArtWalk night to take home with you! (2nd Thursday night of every month, 5:00 to 8:00 PM)
  • A special gift from The Grace during the month of your birthday!

The North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association℠ is one of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world with members in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, El Salvador and Mexico! NARM has 822 arts, cultural, and historical institutions along with botanical gardens, children’s museums, science and technology centers and more!


Planned Giving

Are you interested in extending the life of your charitable dollars? A legacy gift to The Grace Museum can help ensure that our mission continues for future generations. Please contact Executive Director Laura Moore to discuss simple ways that you can incorporate a planned gift to the museum into your will or estate. 

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Los Aficionados

Membership is open to any person who is a member of The Grace Museum.  Established in 1969, the purpose of Los Aficionados is to promote the growth of the general membership and to support, organize, and sponsor educational, charitable, cultural, and social activities to benefit The Grace Museum.  The goal is to provide information of interest to the members and to foster the ideals of volunteerism.

Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the Month, September - May, 11:30 am, The Grace Ballroom

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