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Benefits of Exhibition Sponsorship

Internationally recognized for organizing and presenting art exhibitions of the highest quality, the Metropolitan holds some twenty to thirty-five exhibitions per year, many of which draw hundreds of thousands of visitors from the United States and abroad. Sponsorship of an exhibition is a creative answer to specific corporate marketing objectives.

Download the Special Exhibitions Sponsorship Brochure

Contact Us

For more information, please call the Development Office at 212-650-2390 or email sponsor.exhibitions@metmuseum.org.

Recognition

As a sponsor of one of the Metropolitan's upcoming exhibitions, your company will receive recognition on exhibition-related materials, including:

  • Title wall at exhibition entrance
  • Museum's website, with link to sponsor's website
  • Directional posters placed throughout the Museum
  • All print and web advertisements
  • All press releases that reference exhibition, distributed to international press list
  • Invitations to press preview, opening reception, and all other related events
  • Digital Press Materials, including exhibition's press release, and corporate statement printed on company letterhead (if applicable)
  • Quarterly Calendar, distributed to over 130,000 Members, staff, and visitors
  • Exhibition catalogue's copyright page, Director's Foreword, and statement by sponsoring company's chair (if applicable)
  • Exhibition posters sold during the run of the exhibition (if applicable)
  • All educational materials complementing exhibition
  • Audio Guide (if applicable)
  • Staff Newsletter
  • Acknowledgment in Annual Report and any printed listing of the Museum's corporate contributors

Opportunities for Clients and Employees

Employees of your company will also benefit from the corporate sponsorship through:

  • Invitations to the press preview, opening reception, and Membership events for the exhibition
  • Private tours of the exhibition during non-public hours
  • Membership at the highest level for senior executives (benefits include Museum publications, selected invitations, and use of the Patrons Lounge, Balcony Lounge, and Members Dining Room)
  • Free admission for all employees and 1 additional guest while exhibition is on view
  • Additional Guest Passes for client and employee use
  • Discounts on all exhibition-related merchandise

Additional Benefits

The following sponsorship benefits would be available to your company at an additional cost:

  • Supplemental advertising to increase visibility
  • Private evening events during the run of the exhibition during non-public hours
  • Small lunches and dinners in the Museum's private dining rooms
  • Continental breakfast and private exhibition viewing for up to 50 employees, clients, or guests before the Museum opens to the public
  • Use of the Patrons Lounge for cocktails during Museum hours
  • Special invitation mailed to sponsor's guests offering free admission to the Museum
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