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Enjoy the museum the best way possible – as a member!

The AKMA isn’t just a place to look at master artworks from the past–it’s a vibrant community of people who recognize the importance of a community-centered arts organization in our lives. AKMA members are teachers, students, parents, business owners, artists, non-artists, entrepreneurs, employees, builders, adventurers, and –most importantly–supporters of our mission to educate the public, provide access to unique and meaningful experiences, and nurture emerging artists.


“Probably being a member of the Albrecht-Kemper was the smartest thing I’ve ever done…it opens doors to meet other people in the art industry. I like to support the museum.” 

Lana Cease, local artist and AKMA member, in an article in the Maryville Daily Forum


“We’ve always been big fans [of the AKMA]…we’re so appreciative and so proud of the Albrecht-Kemper. We’ve lived in New York; we go to museums around the world and we’re so proud of what little St. Joe has in the Albrecht-Kemper. It’s really a fantastic gallery.”

Jim Lawrence, artist and AKMA member from Kansas City

Membership ensures the museum stays in our community for generations to come

Members also enjoy:

  • free admission to the museum
  • discounts in the gift shop
  • opportunities to exhibit your artwork
  • special invitations to classes and events

Associate $100

Unlimited admission for four; Summer Camp discounts

Family/Dual $55

Up to two named adults, four children under 18; Summer Camp discounts

Individual $35

One named adult, one guest pass per visit

We are all part of this community. When you support the museum as an individual, your $2.92 per month ensures the quality programs and exhibitions you can count on. We also have these additional membership levels:

Student $15

One named person with Student ID

Teacher $20

One named person with Teacher ID plus one guest pass per visit

Non-Resident $25

One named person with residence 50+ miles from St. Joseph, plus one guest pass

Fellow $1000

Are you ready to take the next step? Our Society of Fellows are movers and shakers. Fellows assist our curatorial team in selecting artwork for acquisition every year. Fellows receive unlimited admission for four, Summer Camp discounts, recognition in the Museum on our designated “Fellows Wall,” and a free daytime facility rental.

Ready to go further? Ask about our Contributor’s Circle and Business Council membership levels.