Support FAQ

Q. Is the NBMAA a charitable organization?
A. The NBMAA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization; its Federal Employer ID is 06-1422234.

Q. Is my gift tax or membership tax-deductible?
Student/Educator – fully tax deductible
Individual Senior– fully tax deductible
Individual – fully tax deductible
Household Senior– fully tax deductible
Household – fully tax deductible
Friend’s Circle– fully tax deductible
Young Professional – $20
Artist’s Circle– $220
Collector’s Circle– $440
American Art Circle– $860
JBTS Leadership Circle - $2,020
JBTS Director’s Circle - $4,520
JBTS Chairman’s Circle $9,8,270

The tax-deductible portion of sponsorships will vary depending on benefits.

Q. What is the difference between membership and gifts to the Annual Fund?
A. Membership is a benefit-based program that encourages individuals to become active in the life of the NBMAA. Memberships provide goods and/or services in exchange for money.
Gifts to the Annual Fund are outright contributions which support the Museum’s daily operations. They are not in exchange for goods and/or services and therefore are fully tax deductible.

Q. Can I upgrade my membership mid-year to take advantage of additional benefits?
A. Yes! Please contact Jenna Lucas, Development Associate/Membership at (860) 229-0257, ext. 231 or [email protected]

Q. How do I give a gift of securities?
A. For payments made by gifts of stock, please have your broker transfer securities to:
Firm: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.
DTC#: 8862
Account registration: New Britain Museum of American Art
Account number: 6JA-04035
Please notify Director of Finance, Joanne Humen, at (860) 229-0257, ext. 221 or [email protected] to expect transfer.

Q. Does my gift qualify for a corporate matching gift?
A. Many corporations have matching gift programs for their employees, retirees and board members. This extra support is greatly appreciated. First, contact your employer and determine if they will match your gift. If so, obtain their matching gift form, fill it out, and mail it to the NBMAA, or follow their directions for online registration of your gift. Please contact Jenna Lucas, Development Associate/Membership at (860) 229-0257, ext. 231 or [email protected].

Q. When should I expect to review my membership cards?
A. Your cards will arrive within three weeks from the day we receive your information. If you would like to visit the Museum and have not yet received your card, simply present your photo ID at the Front Desk.

Q. How many cards will I receive?
A. Student/Educator, Individual Senior, and Household Senior memberships all include one card. All other membership levels include two cards. Please clearly indicate the Second Cardholder’s Name on your membership form.

Q. Where can I visit with my NBMAA membership card?
A. All members receive unlimited free general admission to NBMAA and 11 other museums in New England (link to PDF map of those museums).
The NBMAA is a member of the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Program. Members at Circle Level and above will receive free admission to over 600 museums nationwide. Just show your NBMAA membership card with the gold NARM sticker to receive this benefit. For more information and a complete list of participating museums, please visit the NARM website.
To upgrade your membership to take advantage of this opportunity, please contact Jenna Lucas, Development Associate/Membership at at (860) 229-0257, ext. 231 or [email protected].