The University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art has offered free admission since opening our doors in 1969. Now we’re reaffirming our commitment to community accessibility by also making it free to join our membership program. We want everyone to see themselves at the Stanley Museum of Art!

We recognize the barriers that have long existed in traditional museum membership models, and we believe dues shouldn’t stand in the way of transformational art experiences. By making membership free for all, we’re reflecting our mission of remaining an inclusive and welcoming resource for discovery, inquiry, collaboration, and creativity.

When you become a Stanley Museum of Art member, you join a community with a shared passion for art and engagement. As a member, you’ll enjoy:

  • Monthly e-newsletters and other museum communications
  • Advance notice of museum programs, exhibitions, and events
  • Lifetime membership

Join today!

If you’re already a member, you will continue to be one and don’t need to sign up again. The UI Stanley Museum of Art is here for everyone. So welcome—or welcome back!

Support the UI Stanley Museum of Art

Private support still is very important. It allows us to offer world-class exhibitions and programs; hire, train, and pay the next generation of museum leaders; and maintain our beautiful new building.

You can make a gift online when you sign up as a member, or you can support the Stanley Museum of Art by donating through the mailings you receive from us.

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Learn more about the new Friends of the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art support program—and how the museum will recognize your generosity.

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The University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art still participates in the College and University Art Museum Reciprocal Program and the Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums – ROAM. These programs offer free admission to Stanley Museum of Art supporters who have contributed $100 or more. To take advantage of these benefits, please request a Stanley Museum of Art supporter card after you make your gift.

The University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art Free Membership program is supported by the University of Iowa Center for Advancement (UICA), an independent, Iowa nonprofit corporation organized as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, publicly supported charitable entity working to advance the University of Iowa. By becoming a member, you consent to the UICA receiving your information.  Please review the UICA’s privacy statement. The University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art and the UICA do not collect and retain minor information for communication purposes.