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. This engaging group of art enthusiasts provides a critical base of support for exhibitions and programs and helps to realize JSMA’s vision to become one of the finest university art museums in the world.




Annual Benefits

$1,500 to $2,999

Invitations to private Patron Circle preview receptions of JSMA’s major exhibitions to explore them before anyone else

Special invitation to a Meet the Artist reception

Recognition as a Patron Circle donor in the JSMA annual report

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

Invitation to Beyond the Frame, a behind-the-scenes event hosted by museum specialists

Unlimited free admission for one year

Two personalized membership cards

JSMA Member Newsletter (published tri-annually)

10% Discount at Precious Cargo: The Museum Store and Marché Museum Café


$3,000 to $4,999

All preceding benefits plus

One complimentary copy of a JSMA exhibition catalog

Private entertaining privileges at the museum


$5,000 or more

All preceding benefits plus

Private tour for ten tailored to your interest (by appointment)

Invitations to Patron Circle receptions in private homes with opportunities to meet visiting artists and scholars