The Armory Avant-Garde: Young Membership Program

Avant-Garde Holiday Party

The Avant-Garde is a group of forward-thinking individuals in their 20s to 40s. An Avant-Garde membership offers a deeper, more intimate connection to the unique and creative concepts behind the Armory’s mission.

Avant-Garde members can look forward to exclusive access to tickets for dedicated Avant-Garde Night performances, complimentary pre-show/post-show events, opening night visual arts previews, and curated events planned for Avant-Garde members around New York City.

For more information, please contact Chiara Bosco at (212) 616-3958 or for more information.

Park Avenue Armory recognizes the generous support of our members with these special benefits.

Avant-Garde Member  $350 - JOIN or RENEW

$294 is tax deductible

  • Members-only pre-sale or preferred access for performance tickets*
  • Two complimentary tickets to opening night previews for visual art installations
  • Two complimentary tickets to Armory visual art installations
  • Members concierge ticket service
  • Invitation to events planned exclusively for the Avant-Garde at the Armory and around New York City
  • Invitation to select gallery and studio tours around New York City
  • Discount tickets to the annual gala
  • Free admission for guided tours of the Armory***

Avant-Garde Patron  $600 - JOIN or RENEW

$448 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

$1,024 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

$2,264 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 (equivalent to $600 or more)
  • 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

Payment plan options for Avant-Garde Memberships available. Please email Chiara Bosco at for more information.

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

Contact Chiara Bosco
at (212) 933-5824 or for more information.

Join or Renew Now

Avant-Garde Committee

Adrienne Katz

Sommer Chatwin
Elizabeth Cho
Scott Corbus
Christen Douglas
Peter Droste
Phillip Gulley
Johanna Hudgens
Claire King
Hadley King
Kathryn Kremnitzer
Joanie Martinez-Rudkovsky
Julia Moody
Arlena Olsten
Thomas Rom

Honorary Member
Madison Papp

Upcoming Events
Dates are subject to change

Pre-Show Reception: The Doctor
June 21, 2023

Patron’s Night: Doppelganger
September 27, 2023

Avant-Garde Holiday Party 2023:
The Rite of Spring / common ground[s]
December 13, 2023

Past Events
Performance Space
May 5, 2023

303 Gallery Group Visit
April 6, 2023

Backstage Brunch: LOVE
March 11, 2023

Sotheby’s Group Visit
January 25, 2023

Guggenheim Group Visit:
Nick Cave’s forothermore
February 22, 2023

Avant-Garde Holiday Party
December 15, 2022

Avant-Garde Lounge:
Monochromatic Light (Afterlife)
October 6, 2022

Cocktails and Conversation
September 15, 2022

Pre-Show Reception: Oresteia
July 13, 2022