Thank you for your support!


Your contribution to the Middle East Institute Art Gallery helps support talented artists from the region by showcasing their work in the United States capital and facilitating engagement between American and Middle Eastern artists and cultural producers. Donations also support MEI's free public programming for each exhibition, which helps deepen dialogue and understanding of the role of the region's artists as changemakers.

Donation Levels


 

Memberships

Your membership helps support the Middle East Institute’s rich program of exhibitions, talks and films, which are free and open to the public.

  1. Student ($35/year)

    • One invitation to all VIP exhibition openings

    • Oman Library borrowing privileges

  2. Individual ($75/year)

    • Student benefits

    • One invitation to a Middle Eastern cultural event

  3. Family ($125/year)

    • Two invitations to all VIP exhibition openings

    • Oman Library borrowing privileges

    • Two invitations to a Middle Eastern cultural event

    • $25 off MEI language or regional studies classes

  4. Contributing ($250/year)

    • Family benefits

    • $50 off MEI language or regional studies classes

 

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Friends of the Gallery

By joining the gallery’s Friends Level, you help support artists’ travel from the Middle East to Washington, DC to engage with U.S. audiences and arts institutions.

  1. Friend ($1,000/year)

    • Contributing Member benefits

    • Name recognition in annual report and on gallery website

    • $100 off of one MEI language or regional studies class

  2. Partner ($2,500/year)

    • Friend benefits

    • Invitation to private curator/collector-led tour

    • Two invitations to MEI's Annual Gala

    • Name on MEI Donor Wall for three years

 

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Donor Circles

As part of this exclusive club of donors, your contributions and input will directly support our exhibitions. You are also invited to join an annual MEI-led trip to the region’s most exciting art fair, Art Dubai, to meet with artists, gallerists and influencers.

  1. Director's Circle ($5,000)

    • Two invitations to all VIP exhibition openings

    • Oman Library borrowing privileges

    • Two invitations to a Middle Eastern cultural event

    • Name recognition in Annual Report and on Gallery website

    • Invitation to private curator/collector-led tour

    • Two invitations to MEI's Annual Gala

    • Name on MEI donor wall for three years

    • $100 off one MEI language or regional studies class

    • 10% off MEI space rentals (Gallery, Conference room, or Courtyard)

    • Invitation to an MEI-guided tour of a major regional art fair, such as Art Dubai, which access to top cultural leaders (minimum 8 attendees; travel costs not included)

  2. Ambassador's Circle ($10,000)

    • Director's Circle benefits

    • 20% off MEI space rentals (Gallery, Conference room, Garden) for one event

    • Name recognition in exhibition catalogue, gallery wall text and website as supporter of up to two exhibits annually and related programming

  3. President's Circle ($25,000)

    • Ambassador's Circle benefits

    • Option to be recognized as part of an exhibition committee and recognition as key supporter of two exhibits and related programming

    • Free rental of either the MEI Gallery, Courtyard, or Conference room for one event

  4. Chairman's Circle ($50,000)

    • Ambassador's Circle benefits

    • Option to be recognized as part of an exhibition committee and recognition as key supporter of four exhibits and related programming 

    • Advisory role to the President and Board of Trustees on defining arts initiatives and programs that advance strategic goals of MEI's Arts & Culture program

    • Option to be named as exclusive sponsor of an exhibition

    • One free rental of the MEI Gallery, including Conference room and Courtyard for one event

 

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MEI also accepts payments via check, PayPal, or wire transfer.

For additional payment and giving options, please contact Hayley Smart at 202-785-1141 ext. 209 or hsmart@mei.edu.