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 create unconventional work that cannot be mounted in traditional performance halls and museums.

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

As a member, you can look forward to four free complimentary events throughout the year:

  • Backstage Brunch
  • Summer Installation viewing party
  • Avant-Garde Holiday Party
  • One additional event curated exclusively for the Avant-Garde (Past events have included Cocktails and Conservation)

In addition to these wonderful events, you’ll be invited to receptions surrounding our Wade Thompson Drill Hall Programming.*

*Tickets not included in the reception invitation.

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*

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 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
Kate Christensen
Peter Droste
Kimia Finnerty
Delia Folk
Johanna Hudgens
Hadley King
Lexie Komisar
Joanie Martinez-Rudkovsky
Michelle Perlin
Paolo Sciarra
Claire Wittman
Yan Yang

The Avant-Garde is sponsored by .