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There is so much happening at the AGH. In addition to receiving the monthly What’s On e-newsletter, AGH Members can subscribe to program-specific email lists and stay up-to-date with everything that’s going on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
This fall, the AGH is launching an online magazine that will provide background information and behind-the-scenes peeks on upcoming exhibitions and programs, exclusive Member offers, recent acquisitions to the AGH permanent collection, and art-related news.
If you have not provided us with your email address, please contact Member Services. Please note that we do not share your email address with any other organization.
There are a number of special events designed specifically for AGH Members, including a new Members’ Tour and 20% off Member Shopping Days at the Shop at AGH. Members also receive invitations to new exhibition season openings and other special events throughout the year.
You may upgrade your AGH Membership at any time. The expiration date remains the same. You simply pay the prorated difference between your current level of Membership and the level to which you wish to upgrade. To upgrade your Membership, visit the AGH Visitor Services Desk during your next visit or contact Member Services.
You can bring as many guests as your Membership level allows.
Family/Dual and Senior Dual Memberships include free admission to exhibitions for up to four children/grandchildren (aged 17 and under). Supporter of the Arts, Patron of the Arts and Masterpiece Circle Memberships give you the option of bringing a defined number of guests to see exhibitions.
To be admitted free of charge, each guest must be accompanied by an AGH Member who has a current, active Membership.
AGH Membership cards are not transferrable. Only the named Member can use his/her card.
If you know someone who would enjoy the benefits of an AGH Membership, why not give them a Gift Membership?
Please allow up to 10 business days for Membership card printing and mailing. When you purchase your Membership in person, you will receive a temporary card that immediately entitles you to enjoy all the benefits of your Membership. The temporary card is valid for one month from the date of issue.
If you come to the AGH without your card, please check in at the Visitor Services Desk with photo ID to receive a temporary card that will entitle you to all of the benefits of your Membership for that day. If you purchased your Membership online, please present your email confirmation.
Yes. Your AGH Membership is valid from the moment of purchase. If you joined on-site, you will receive a temporary Membership card which will give you immediate free admission and access to the suite of benefits applicable to your Membership level.
If you purchased your Membership online, please present your email confirmation.
Yes. You can apply the cost of your single exhibition ticket ($10) towards a new AGH Membership or Gift Membership if the ticket is purchased at the AGH on the same day as your Membership.
You can purchase a one- or two-year Membership. Your Membership will expire at the end of the month in which you purchased it either in the following year or in two years’ time. For example, if you purchased a two-year AGH Membership on June 15, 2017, it would expire on June 30, 2019.
There are five easy ways to join/renew:
Online: Through the Secure Online Registration
In person: At the AGH Visitor Services Desk and the Shop at AGH
By phone: Call Member Services at (905) 527-6610 ext. 241, Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
By Mail: Complete the Membership form and mail it along with your payment to:
Art Gallery of Hamilton
123 King Street West
Hamilton, ON L8P 4S8
NOTE: Renewal notices are mailed a month prior to the expiry of your Membership.
All AGH Members enjoy reciprocal benefits at selected Ontario museums and galleries.
Supporter and Patron of the Arts, and Masterpiece Circle Members receive reciprocal benefits at additional North American museums, through the NARM and ROAM reciprocal admission programs, including free admission and discounts on purchases made at participating museum and gallery shops.
Please note that some museums and galleries restrict benefits and charge an additional fee to view special exhibitions.
All AGH Members enjoy:
Visit our Membership page or consult an AGH Membership brochure to find out more information about the full suite of benefits for each Membership category.
Portrait of a Woman 1882
Mariya Bashkirtseva (Ukrainian 1858–1884)
oil on canvas, The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Collection, 2002