THE ARMORY AVANT-GARDE
Young Membership Program

The xx After Party

The Avant-Garde is a forward-thinking group of Park Avenue Armory for individuals from their 20s to 40s that offers a deeper, more intimate connection to the unique and creative concepts behind the Armory’s mission: to create unconventional work that cannot be mounted in traditional performance halls and museums. For more information, please email Maxine Petry at mpetry@armoryonpark.org or call our membership office at (212) 933-5824.

Each year, members have the opportunity to gain exclusive access to the Armory’s programming, attend special Armory events, meet with artists and curators, and participate in unique activities such as studio visits, architecture tours, and private collection visits. Members also actively support the Armory by making invaluable contributions to programming with funding from dues and additional gifts.

Avant-Garde Member  $350 - JOIN or RENEW

$320 is tax deductible

  • Invitations to events planned exclusively for Avant-Garde members, providing opportunities to interact with artists and explore the Armory’s rich history through post-show cast parties, intimate performances, and cocktail gatherings
  • Exclusive access to the best seats for Armory performances through members-only presales
  • Access to unique opportunities at peer cultural institutions
  • Invitations for two to opening night previews for Armory visual art installations
  • Free admission for member plus one guest to Armory visual arts installations, plus members-only viewing hours
  • Free admission for guided tours of the Armory
  • Discount on artist talk and Malkin Lecture Series tickets

Avant-Garde Patron  $600 - JOIN or RENEW

$550 is tax deductible

All benefits of the Avant-Garde membership plus:

  • Invitation for two to select cast parties throughout the season
  • Free admission for two additional guests to Armory visual arts installations
  • Access to the VIP Lounge in one of the Armory’s historic rooms during performance intermissions
  • Two complimentary passes to an art fair


The Avant-Garde Committee members serve as the dynamic young leadership for the Avant-Garde and play an integral role in the vision and planning of future Avant-Garde programs. Committee members are strongly encouraged to meet these annual responsibilities:

  • Support Armory programming through ticket support and an annual personal contribution at the $600 level (Patron)
  • Advocate for the Armory in the community through cultivation of other ticket buyers and donors
  • Attend at least one meeting and four AG events each year to demonstrate commitment to the AG while also enhancing knowledge of artistic programming and artists
  • Share professional expertise with the Avant-Garde and larger Armory family as needed to help advance the staff’s creative and strategic thinking

Join now for special events and benefits, including an Avant-Garde reception and private tour of Martin Creed’s installation at the Armory in June!

View footage from The xx
Avant-Garde After-Party.

Contact Maxine Petry from the Development Office at (212)933-5824 or mpetry@armoryonpark.org for more information.

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Avant-Garde Committee
Pilar Casto-Kiltz
Sommer Chatwin
David Cosloy
Francesca & Michael Donner
Mallory Factor II
Sarah Jane & Trevor Gibbons
Lindsey Grothkopp
Hadley King
Kathryn Kremnitzer
Justin Kush
Jeff Lin
William Palley
Madison Papp
Michelle Perlin
Kimia Setoodeh
Ashley Waghorne
Yan Yang