The Armory Avant-Garde: Young Membership Program

Hito Steyerl's Drill

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 support unconventional works in the performing and visual arts that cannot be fully realized in a traditional proscenium theater, concert hall, or white wall gallery.

For more information, please contact Katie Burke, Individual Giving Coordinator, at (212) 616-3958 or

As a member, you can look forward to complimentary events planned exclusively for the Avant-Garde.

Your support is appreciated now more than ever. We look forward to the moment when we can safely return to the Park Avenue Armory and recognize the generous support of our members with these special benefits.

Avant-Garde Member  $350 - JOIN or RENEW

$320 is tax deductible

  • Invitations to events planned exclusively for the Avant-Garde at the Armory and around New York City
  • Members-only pre-sale or preferred access for performance tickets*
  • Invitations to visual art VIP preview parties, plus admission to installations for two guests
  • Free admission for a member plus one guest to visual art installations***
  • Free admission for guided tours of the Armory***

Avant-Garde Patron  $600 - JOIN or RENEW

$550 is tax deductible

All benefits of the Avant-Garde membership plus:

  • Invitations to select cast parties
  • Free admission for two additional guests to visual arts installations
  • Two free passes to an art fair**

Avant-Garde Icon  $1,200 - JOIN or RENEW

$1,080 is tax deductible

All benefits of the Avant-Garde Patron membership plus:

  • Recognition in Armory printed programs
  • No wait, no line pick up at the Patron Desk
  • Handling fees waived on ticket purchases*
  • Two complimentary tickets to the popular Malkin Lectures*

Avant-Garde Scholar  $2,500 - JOIN or RENEW

$2,167 is tax deductible

All benefits of the Avant-Garde Icon membership plus:

  • An up-close view of the Armory’s acclaimed Arts Education Programs and invitations to special events to experience those programs in action

Avant-Garde Scholar members help to support the Armory’s Arts Education Programs, reaching thousands of public students each year. These programs, which are offered at no cost to students, immerse them in the creative process of exceptional visual and performing artists and teach them to explore their own creative instincts. Our arts education staff, teaching artists, and Youth Corps students are more engaged than ever in providing—now remotely—high-quality, multi-layered artistic programs that include videos, Zoom conferences, and teaching materials.

The Avant-Garde Committee

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 must have an active membership for at least one year before becoming eligible to join and 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 help advance the Avant-Garde membership program

*Subject to ticket availability
**Certain restrictions apply
***Reservations required

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Avant-Garde After-Party.

Contact Katie Burke at
212-616-3958 or for more information.

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Avant-Garde Committee

Adrienne Katz
Madison Papp

Greg Bresnitz
Sommer Chatwin
Peter Droste
Kimia Finnerty
Johanna Hudgens
Hadley King
Lexie Komisar
Joanie Martinez-Rudkovsky
Claire Wittman