Members of the Patron Circle are at the very center of the philanthropy that supports the JSMA.

The JSMA’s founder, Gertrude Bass Warner, believed that art was a unique form of human expression that transcended boundaries and fostered cultural understanding. Today, the JSMA offers a welcoming destination for discovery and education and relies on generous annual donors to ensure that our vibrant and diverse community continues to benefit from all that a museum can provide.

As the heart of the philanthropic support for the JSMA, the Patron Circle brings together friends and colleagues who share a commitment to having a lively and world-class art museum in Eugene. Through a diverse schedule of private events, Patron Circle donors are able to deepen their own knowledge of the arts and become more engaged with others who share their interests.

The Executive Director and Leadership Council of the JSMA invite you to join the Patron Circle with an annual gift of $1,500 or more. 



Annual Benefits

  • Invitations to private Patron Circle Receptions
  • Recognition as a Patron Circle donor in the JSMA annual report
  • Invitation to Beyond the Frame, a behind-the-scenes event hosted by museum specialists
  • Private entertaining privileges at the museum

All museum membership benefits and exclusive membership events, including but not limited to:

  • Unlimited free admission for one year
  • Two personalized membership cards
  • Reciprocal admission to more than 1000 museums in the North American Reciprocal Museums Program
  • JSMA Member Newsletter (published tri-annually)
  • 10% Discount at The Museum Store and Marché Museum Café


Join today!


If you are ready to join the Patron Circle or have questions please contact the JSMA Development Program Manager, or (541) 346-0974.