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For Members

Thank you for supporting SAM! This is the central hub for all things related to your museum membership, which includes:

  • Unlimited free admission for one year to all three locations

  • Invitations to members-only previews of special exhibitions

  • A subscription to SAM Magazine

  • Discounts on museum lectures, film series, and other programs

  • Valuable savings at​​ SAM Books, Shops, and Taste

  • Member Appreciation Days—three times a year, take advantage of double discounts at all SAM Books, Shops, and Taste locations (some restrictions may apply)

  • 10% off gift memberships at the Individual through Patron levels. Purchase three or more gift memberships and receive 20% off your total.

  • Reciprocal memberships​ (Patron level and higher)​​

  • Retail and magazine discounts​​​


We’re here to help!

See our FAQ or contact the Customer Service Center at 206.654.3210, 10 am–5 pm daily or use the contact form below.

Contact Us​​​

My Account

Need to update your address, renew your membership, change your account password, or find out your gift card balance?

Access your account below to view and update your information.

My Account

Membership Card

Was your membership card lost or stolen? Let’s get you a new one as soon as possible so you can come enjoy some art.

Replace Card​​

Gift Memberships

Purchase a Gift Membership Today

Give the gift that keeps on giving all year long. Excellent membership benefits allow your friends, family members, and business associates the ability to enjoy SAM as an insider every day of the year. By becoming members of SAM, they will be ensured free admission to extraordinary exhibitions.

SAM members enjoy 10% off their gift membership purchases at the Individual through Patron levels. Purchase three or more gift memberships and receive 20% off your total. Not a member? Join today and purchase a second membership as a gift and receive 10% off your total. Don't forget that SAM memberships are tax-deductible!

How to Purchase

To receive your discount online, you must be logged in to your SAM member account and ​use the promotional code "GIFT" at checkout.

Call us at 206.654.3210, open daily​ from 10 am to 5 pm.​​ 

Stop by the Ticketing Desk ​or the SAM Shop at one of our three locations.

Your recipient will receive a full year of outstanding benefits including:

  • Unlimited free admission to all SAM locations

  • 10% discount at SAM Books, Shops, and Taste

  • Discounts on lectures, film series tickets, and other museum programs

  • Plus much more!​​​​

Matching Gifts

Increase the impact of your membership contribution by taking advantage of your company's matching gift program.

Learn More​ ​ ​​

Reciprocal Memberships

The Seattle Art Museum offers two reciprocal membership programs for Patron, Friend, Fellow, Contributors Circles, and Corporate members, allowing you free admission to many fine art institutions.

The programs are the Metropolitan Reciprocal Membership Program and the Western Reciprocal Membership Program.

How It Works

SAM will provide you with reciprocal stickers. To visit any of the museums listed below, just show your SAM membership card with your reciprocal sticker. This will grant you the following:

  • Free admission

  • Free admission to special exhibitions when no ticket is required

  • Discounts at museum stores

  • Discounts on films, concerts, and lectures

Reciprocal Membership Program

  • Carnegie Museum of Art

  • Dallas Museum of Art

  • Denver Art Museum

  • The Detroit Institute of Arts

  • Indianapolis Museum of Art

  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art

  • Seattle Art Museum

  • The Toledo Museum of Art

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

  • Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford

Western Reciprocal Membership Program

  • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

  • Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

  • Dallas Museum of Art

  • Denver Art Museum

  • The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

  • Gilcrease Museum

  • Japanese American National Museum
    (Los Angeles, CA)

  • The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

  • The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

  • New Orleans Museum of Art

  • Phoenix Art Museum

  • Portland Art Museum

  • San Diego Museum of Art

  • Seattle Art Museum

  • UCLA Hammer Museum


  • Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

  • Whitney Museum of American Art​​​

Member of another institution with reciprocal benefits?
Here's what you can expect when visiting the Seattle Art Museum:

  • Free admission for cardholders and up to two guests

  • Free admission to special exhibitions

  • 10% discount at SAM Shop and Taste Restaurant

  • Discounts on films, concerts, and lecture tickets (Discounts for additional events will be given at the museum's discretion and may not apply to all SAM events)


Retail Discounts

SAM membership entitles you to great discounts at the following merchants. Discounts are valid only for the person named on the current membership card and are not transferable. Please present your membership card to the vendor prior to purchase.

Alexis Hotel
15% off best-available room rate, seven days a week (rate code: STM, Corporate ID: CRP10985)
1007 First Avenue

Unique and timeless women’s clothing, accessories, jewelry, shoes, and home furnishings
10% discount
101 Pine Street

Allison & Ross Fine Art Services
Full-service frame shop. Established in 1973 by artist David Allison, Allison & Ross is dedicated to extraordinary craftsmanship and exceptional service.
10% off framing
2234 First Avenue S.

Arundel Books
New, used, and rare books. Specialties include art, architecture, photography, Northwest titles, and more
10% discount
214 First Avenue S.

Brasserie Margaux
It’s fresh. It’s fun. It’s definitely Northwest. Just right for either a light, casual meal or a special celebration
10% off food and nonalcoholic beverages
401 Lenora Street

Caffe Ladro
Voted Seattle's top coffeehouse by Seattle Weekly, Zagat Survey, and USA Today. Committed to 100% Fair Trade organic shade-grown coffee. Offering delicious fresh-baked pastries, quiche, pies, and other desserts.
10% off any coffee beverage
108 Union Street
801 Pine Street

Cambium Landscape
Cambium Incorporated provides the highest-quality residential landscape architectural design, construction, and maintenance services for the discerning client. We bring ideas and dreams to reality.
10% discount on design and consultation services
701 34th Avenue

Canlis Glass
Pushing the boundaries of glass art, Canlis Glass features work by Jean-Pierre Canlis. From bamboo installations, to Wheat and pieces from the Ocean Studies series, Canlis Glass is making an impact worldwide.
5% discount
3131 Western Avenue, Ste. 329​​

Capitol Hill Flower and Garden
Fresh and silk plants, plus balloons.
10% discount
300 15th Avenue

From photo, inkjet and offset, to long runs and short runs, we have the solutions for your imaging needs. We specialize in fine art reproduction!
10% off all print orders (promo code: SAM2010)

Columbia Vision Center
At our downtown Seattle clinic, you will find knowledgeable eye-care professionals and hundreds of designer frames like Dolce & Gabbana, Kate Spade, and Ray-Ban to help you look and feel your best. We also offer eye exams and fit contact lenses.
15% off prescription glasses and all sunglasses (discount not valid with insurance)
701 Fifth Avenue, Ste. 315

Copper Canyon Press
A nonprofit publisher dedicated to poetry.
25% discount off all books and letterpress broadsides when purchased from website.

Eclectic boutique specializing in handmade jewelry and accessories. Many local young designers represented.
10% discount
1914 Second Avenue

Exclusive fashion accessories for discerning women.
10% discount
86 Pine Street

Homa–Fine Handmade Carpets
Offering a wide variety of beautiful handmade carpets, new and antique, from all the major rug-weaving areas.  
10% off cleaning, repairs & appraisals   
1208 First Avenue

The Hunt Club
Located inside the 100-year-old Sorrento Hotel, the Hunt Club Restaurant features a richly appointed dining room framed by mahogany walls and leather banquettes which provide an intimate setting for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.
10% discount
900 Madison Street

Il Bistro
Located in the Pike Place Market. Continually voted “Most Romantic.” Serving contemporary Italian cuisine for over 25 years.
15% off food and nonalcoholic beverages
93 Pike Street, Ste. A

Japonessa houses the latest talents of renowned Chef Billy Beach. A sushi cocina, we are a Japanese restaurant featuring hints of Latino flair.
10% off non-happy hour items
1400 First Avenue

Julia’s of Wallingford and on Broadway
Healthy American with an ethnic twist. For over 25 years, Julia’s chefs have used the freshest local ingredients to prepare all our selections from scratch. In-house bakery, outside patio, live jazz music on the weekends. Catering available.
$10 off entire bill with total purchase of $30 or more. Valid for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Not valid during happy hour or other promotions
4401 Wallingford Avenue N. (Wallingford)
300 Broadway E. (Capitol Hill)​

McKinnon Furniture
Beautiful solid hardwood furniture handcrafted in Seattle.
20% off all in-stock accessories, excluding Hubbardton Forge lamps
1201 Western Avenue #100

McQuesten Framing & Fine Art Services, LLC
Offering fine art services including art installation, custom framing, art consultation and purchasing.
12% off framing and art installation/picture and mirror hanging, art restoration
2460 Canterbury Lane E., Ste. 1-A

Market Optical
Sometimes Imitated, Never Duplicated. Oliver Peoples, Bada, Okio, Paul Smith.
10% discount on complete pair of prescription eyewear
Pike Place Market (Stewart House)

Michael Maslan Vintage Posters and Photographs
Dealer in vintage posters, photographs, postcards, maps, and ephemera—and anything else old and interesting "written, printed or painted" from anywhere in the world.
10% discount
109 University Street

Pabla Indian Cuisine
10% off menu items
1516 Second Avenue, #101

Perennial Tea Room
Artistic and functional teapots. Personally chosen selection of fine teas.
10% discount (excluding tea to go, food items, or already discounted items).
1910 Post Alley

Pirkko specializes in Scandinavian design and women’s fashion, with the belief that quality design is for the every day.
10% off all full priced items

Pilates Seattle International
A comprehensive system of exercises to improve strength, flexibility, coordination, grace, and control.
10% discount on an introductory package of five sessions
413 Fairview Avenue N.

Seattle Flowers/Amazing Vase
Seattle’s premier downtown florist. We send flowers, plants, and gourmet baskets worldwide. FTD top 100!
10% discount
600 Second Avenue

Sonic Boom Records
Sonic Boom carries a great selection of independent and mainstream music. We stock new and used CDs, vinyl, DVDs, accessories, books, and magazines.
5% off non-sale prices
2209 N.W. Market Street (Ballard)

The Spa at Four Seasons
A unique menu of available spa treatments draws on distinctive Northwest elements, particularly those native to coastal Puget Sound and the evergreen rainforests of Western Washington.
15% off any 50-minute Swedish Massage or 50-minute customized facial
99 Union Street

Trudy’s Flowers
Flower shop and gift gallery with beautiful and affordable art glass. Exquisite floral arrangements for all occasions. Delivery two times daily.
10% discount, except on wire orders to other cities
507 Olive Way

Custom framing and do-it-yourself orders. Since 1972.
25% discount
3237 California Avenue S.W. (West Seattle)
1822 Broadway (Capitol Hill)
5601 20th Avenue N.W. (Ballard)
4530 Union Bay Pl. N.E. (near University Village)
(and all Puget Sound locations) ​​​​​

Magazine Discounts

As a SAM member, you have the opportunity to purchase subscriptions to art-related publications at a reduced rate. To take advantage of this benefit, contact the publisher via the information listed. Also, where indicated, please give SAM’s discount code or your SAM membership number and indicate whether you are a new subscriber or are renewing your subscription. Enjoy!

Visual Studies Workshop
31 Prince Street
Rochester, NY 14607
Regular Rate: 6 issues $30
Discounted Rate: $25, $55 for 2 years

American Ceramics
207 East 32nd Street
New York, NY 10016
Regular Rate: 4 issues $36
Discounted Rate: $32

American Indian Art
7314 East Osborn Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Regular Rate: 4 issues $20
Discounted Rate: $18
Code: 118

Architectural Digest
Museum Subscriptions
PO Box 37641
Boone, IA 50037
Regular Rate: 12 issues $42
Discounted Rate: $24
Code: Professional Rate

Attn: Circulation Department
PO Box 2099
Skokie, IL 60076
Regular Rate: 12 issues $59
Discounted Rate: $50
Code: U6MA9

Art & Antiques
Museum Subscriptions
PO Box 660
Mt. Morris, IL 91054-0660
Regular Rate: 10 issues $39.95
Discounted Rate: $21.95
Code: AMUS02

Art in America
PO Box 37092
Boone, IA 50037-0092
Regular Rate: 11 issues + guide $39.95
Discounted Rate: $24.95
Code: DMU98

PO Box 3000 Dept. AF
Denville, NJ 07834-9950
Regular Rate: 10 issues $46
Discounted Rate: $39, $78 for 2 years
Code: LH39

Subscription Service
PO Box 56590
Boulder, CO 80322
Regular Rate: 11 issues $39.95
Discounted Rate: $32.95

Artweek Subscription Services
PO Box E
Palmyra, WI 53156
Regular Rate: 10 issues $34
Discounted Rate: $32
Code: SAM

594 Broadway, Suite 1002A
New York, NY 10012
Regular Rate: 4 issues $18
Discounted Rate: $16

Crab Creek Review eclectic poems & short stories
PO Box 840
Vashon, WA 98070
Regular Rate: 2 issues $10
Discounted Rate: $7

Cricket Magazine Group (15 different magazines)
Offer available by phone only: 800.821.0115
Issue frequency varies
Discounted Rate: $5 off any magazine subscription
Code: M16

Dance Magazine
c/o SAM Membership Office
1300 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-2003
Regular Rate: 12 issues $34.95
Discounted Rate: $24.95
Subscribe online

edible SEATTLE Magazine
1752 NW Market Street, Suite 131
Seattle WA 98107
Regular Rate: 6 issues $21
Discounted Rate: 7 issues for $21
Code: SAM 2011

Film Quarterly
UC Press Journals
2000 Center Street, Suite 303
Berkeley, CA 94704
Regular Rate: 4 issues $28
Discounted Rate: $23.55
Code: FQC

GLASS Quarterly
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
718.625.3685, x 222
Regular Rate: 4 issues $28
Discounted Rate: $32

Subscriptions Department
Tower House Lathkill Street
Market Harborough
Leicestershire LE94 7ZT
United Kingdom
Discounted Rate: $152 for 1 year, $274 for 2 years

Interweave Press, Inc.
201 East 4th Street
Loveland, CO 80537
Regular Rate: 5 issues $27

PO Box 37006
Boone, IA 50037-0006
Regular Rate: 12 issues $14.95
Discounted Rate: $9.97
Code: Museum Rate

The Magazine Antiques
PO Box 37207
Boone, IA 50037-0009
Regular Rate: 12 issues $39.95
Discounted Rate: $34.95
Code: Museum Rate

C/o SAM Membership Office
1300 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-2003
Make check payable to Metalsmith Magazine
Regular Rate: $29
Discounted Rate: $26.10, $49.50 for 2 years

155 Avenue of the Americas at 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10013
Regular Rate: 3 issues $80
Discounted Rate: $65

3200 Tower Oaks Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20852
Regular Rate: 6 issues $59
Discounted Rate: $49, $90 for 2 years

Seattle Magazine
Tiger Oak Publications—Circulation
1505 Western Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98101
Regular Rate: 12 issues $18.95
Discounted Rate: $9.99
Code: SAM07

Seattle Review
PO Box 354330
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Regular Rate: 3 issues $21, 5 issues $35
Discounted Rate: 3 issues $18, 5 issues $30

Interweave Press, Inc.
201 East 4th Street
Loveland, CO 80537
Regular Rate: 4 issues $24
Discounted Rate: $22, $40 for 2 years

Extracurricular Happenings


Members are invited to enjoy even more organized tours of galleries, museums, and artist studios on the second Wednesday of the month, at 10:30 am (times are subject to change), September through June through the Richard E. Fuller Guild.

Guild annual dues are $20 in addition to required current membership in the Seattle Art Museum.

Members, please contact Sheila Holtgrieve at 206.284.2045.​