Benefits of Exhibition Sponsorship

Internationally recognized for organizing and presenting art exhibitions of the highest quality, the Metropolitan holds some twenty-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

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


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

  • Title wall at the entrance to the exhibition
  • Directional posters placed throughout the Museum
  • Other exhibition-related materials produced by the Museum, including the bimonthly printed calendar of events, which is sent to nearly 170,000 Members, staff, and visitors
  • Exhibition catalogue's copyright page, Director's Foreword, and statement by sponsoring company's chair (if applicable)
  • Exhibition posters (if applicable) sold during the run of the exhibition
  • Press materials, including the digital press release and press kit
  • The Exhibitions section of this website
  • All print and Web advertisements
  • Audio Guide (if applicable)

Publicity and Promotion

The sponsor of an exhibition will also receive publicity and promotion opportunities, including:

  • Invitations to the press preview and Membership events for the exhibition
  • Private tours of the exhibition on a Monday, when the Museum is closed to the public
  • Discounts on all exhibition-related merchandise
  • Acknowledgment in the Annual Report and any printed listing of the Museum's corporate contributors

Benefits to Employees

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

  • Membership at the highest level for senior executives (benefits include Museum publications, selected invitations, and use of the Patrons Lounge and Members Dining Room)
  • Free admission for all employees and 1 additional guest

Additional Benefits

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

  • Additional advertising to increase visibility
  • Private evening event 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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