Private Celebrations

Private Celebrations, The Members Dining Room

Members may rent elegant private spaces that offer unforgettable dining experiences for events. From business meetings to intimate dinners and cocktail receptions, these rooms offer exceptional entertaining opportunities for family, friends, and colleagues—customized to your tastes and budget.

Private dining room rentals are available to Members for dinner (Friday and Saturday), lunch (Monday through Friday), and weekend brunch, as well as during select weekday evening receptions for Members. Additional opportunities for corporate entertaining exist for exhibition sponsors and members at the highest levels of the Corporate Patron Program.

The Terrace Room

Terrace Room

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A breathtaking space with floor to ceiling windows overlooking Central Park. The Terrace Room is an elegant setting for brunches, teas, and luncheons, from bridal showers to birthday parties. Also ideal for sunset cocktail receptions and dinners set against the iconic New York skyline.

Capacity: 50 guests (36 seated)

The Rose Room

Rose Room

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An intimate, serene room, adjacent to the Members Dining Room with views of Central Park. Perfect for an anniversary dinner or ladies' luncheon, offering sophisticated dining for smaller gatherings.

Capacity: 12 guests

The Bass Room

Bass Room

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A distinctively original location for your next business lunch or dinner. Entertain clients and colleagues with unique menus or refreshments in this interior meeting room.

Capacity: 22 guests

The Patrons Lounge

Patrons Lounge

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An elegant, art-filled space with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline and Central Park. Newly renovated, the Patrons Lounge offers unique entertaining opportunities and innovative menus for your next alumni gathering, corporate outing, or other special occasion.

Capacity for reception: 100 guests

Wireless Internet access is available in all rooms. Tours of the spaces and consultations are available Monday through Friday, and technical specifications are available upon request. A portion of the rental fee may be considered tax deductible.

For more information, please call the Membership Department at 212-650-2819.

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Museum Members have access to three exclusive dining spaces: the Members Dining Room, the Patrons Lounge, and the Balcony Lounge.

Cover of Fall 2014 Members Calendar

View the fall 2014 Members Calendar, which contains information about upcoming exhibitions, events, and programs.