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 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 Avant-Garde members
  • Members-only pre-sale or preferred access for performance tickets*
  • Invitations for two to opening night previews for Armory visual art installations
  • Free admission for member plus one guest to Armory visual arts installations
  • Two free tickets to Armory guided tours***
  • Discount on tickets to the Malkin Lecture Series, Artist Talks, and Public Programs*

Avant-Garde Patron  $600 - JOIN or RENEW

$550 is tax deductible

All benefits of the Avant-Garde membership plus:

  • Concierge ticket service
  • Invitation for two to select cast parties throughout the season
  • Free admission for two additional guests (a party of four) to Armory visual arts installations
  • Two complimentary 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:

  • Free admission for you and a guest to the Armory’s Cabaret Series
  • Handling fees waived on ticket purchases*
  • Recognition in Armory printed programs
  • No wait, no line pick up at the Patron Desk

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
Michelle Perlin
Paolo Sciarra
Claire Wittman
Yan Yang

The Avant-Garde is sponsored by .