Membership

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China Institute Membership — Your Connection to All Things China.

China Institute is New York City’s place for everyone who seeks the best and most exciting aspects of Chinese art, culture, business and language. As a China Institute Member, you’ll support cross-cultural U.S.-China understanding and benefit from discounts on and special access to unique exhibitions, family programs, language and arts classes, business forums, and much more.

Membership Benefits Include:
• Opportunities to share your passion for China
• Members-only access to groundbreaking exhibitions
• Discounts on outstanding language programs for children and adults
• Discounts on the China Impact Speaker Series and other business programs
• Invitations to Members-only events
• 10% discount on Exhibition catalogs
• Special Member alerts on upcoming lectures and community celebrations
• Member Preview opportunities at China Institute’s new Headquarters

View levels and benefits below. For information about membership, contact us by phone at 212-744-8181 x158 or email at [email protected]

General Membership

INDIVIDUAL / RENWEN INDIVIDUAL (Chinese language programs) $75
(Senior Individual / Senior Renwen Individual / Educator / Student* $65) - 1 membership card

• Unlimited complimentary admission for member to China Institute Gallery
• Invitation for 2 to biannual Members’ Gallery Opening Receptions
NEW: Complimentary admission for member to 15+ public programs (free film screenings, author talks, cultural lectures)
• Member discount on other arts and cultural public programs, including new Gourmet Food Circle
• Member discount on business programs
• Member discount on adult classes at China Institute’s School of Chinese Studies (e.g., language, brush painting and calligraphy)
• Unlimited complimentary admission for member to Renwen Society lectures (delivered in Mandarin)
NEW: Two guest passes to attend exhibitions or public programs
• Advance notice of programs, special events, classes, and new offerings via email alerts
• 10% discount at China Institute Gift Shop
NEW: 10% discount at Jiangnan Chinese Cuisine Restaurant** with China Institute membership card
• Subscription to China Institute e-newsletter (monthly)

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DUAL $125 (Senior Dual* $110) – 2 membership cards

Benefits of Individual Membership Plus:

• Unlimited complimentary admission for 2 members to China Institute Gallery exhibitions
• Invitation for 4 to biannual Members’ Gallery Opening Receptions
NEW: Four guest passes to attend exhibitions or public programs
• Reciprocal admission to other arts, cultural, and educational institutions (list available to members)

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FAMILY $185 - 1 membership card

Benefits of Dual Membership Plus:

• Unlimited complimentary admission for 6 members (2 adults and 4 children at the same address)
to China Institute Gallery
• Invitation for 6 to biannual Members’ Gallery Opening Receptions
NEW: Free admission to Family Festivals with discounts to accompanying workshops
NEW: 5% off after-school classes at China Institute’s School of Chinese Studies for 1 child per family
(up to $85 in savings per year for two semesters of instruction)

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* Please mail a copy of your ID to provide proof of your status (senior: 65+, educator, or student).
** Jiangnan Chinese Cuisine is located one block away from China Institute at 103 Washington Street.

Patron membership

Young Professionals receive the following general individual membership benefits PLUS additional benefits at each corresponding level:

• Unlimited complimentary admission for member to China Institute Gallery
• Invitation for 2 to biannual Members’ Gallery opening receptions
NEW: Complimentary admission for member to 15+ Public Programs
(free film screenings, author talks, cultural lectures)
• Member discount on arts and culture Public Programs, including new Gourmet Food Circle
• Member discount on China Institute’s Center for Business programs
• Member discount on adult classes at China Institute’s School of Chinese Studies
(e.g., language, brush painting and calligraphy)
• Complimentary admission for member to Renwen Society lectures (delivered in Mandarin)
NEW: 2 guest passes to attend China Institute Gallery exhibitions or public programs
• Advance notice of programs, special events, classes, and new offerings via email alerts
• 10% discount at China Institute Gift Shop
NEW: 10% discount at Jiangnan Chinese Cuisine Restaurant with China Institute membership card
• Subscription to China Institute e-newsletter (monthly)


YOUNG PROFESSIONALS $250 - 1 membership card ($250 tax-deductible)

• Complimentary annual reception with China Institute President and Trustees
• Invitations to special Young Professional art, culture, business, fashion and networking events at China Institute and offsite with partner groups and organizations
• Opportunity to attend select Friends of the Gallery events
• Complimentary invitation to attend 1 China Institute Center for Business program

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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS LEADER $500 - 1 membership card ($425 tax-deductible)
• Opportunity to join the Young Professionals Steering Committee
• Complimentary admission for member to all Young Professional (YP) programs + 1 guest
• 1 complimentary individual gift membership ($75)
• YP discount tickets to China Institute special events (Blue Cloud Gala, Chinese New Year Gala, China Fashion Gala)

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RED ENVELOPE, SILK PURSE, and JADE BOX Membership Levels receive the following benefits for 2
PLUS additional benefits at each corresponding level:

• Unlimited complimentary admission for 2 members to China Institute Gallery exhibitions
• Invitations for 4 to biannual Members’ Gallery opening receptions
NEW: Complimentary admission for member to 15+ Public Programs (free film screenings, author talks, cultural lectures)
• Member discount on other arts and culture Public Programs, including new Gourmet Food Circle
• Member discount on China Institute’s Center for Business programs
• Member discount on adult classes at China Institute’s School of Chinese Studies (e.g., language, brush painting and calligraphy)
• Complimentary admission for member to Renwen Society lectures (delivered in Mandarin)
NEW: 4 guest passes to attend China Institute Gallery exhibitions or Public Programs
• Advance notice of programs, special events, classes, and new offerings via email alerts
• 10% discount at China Institute Gift Shop
NEW: 10% discount at Jiangnan Chinese Cuisine Restaurant with China Institute membership card
• Subscription to China Institute e-newsletter (monthly)
NEW: Reciprocal admission to other arts, cultural, and educational institutions (list available to members)
NEW (Exclusive to Patron-Level Members): Additional 10% off at the China Institute Gift Shop for a total discount of 20%


Plus the following benefits:

RED ENVELOPE $350 - 2 membership cards ($350 tax-deductible)

NEW: 1 additional membership card to extend benefits to a second person
NEW: 2 complimentary vouchers for a trial class in a School of Chinese Studies course

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SILK PURSE $600 - 2 membership cards ($600 tax-deductible)

Membership Benefits of Red Envelope Plus:
• Unlimited complimentary admission for up to 4 to China Institute Gallery exhibitions
NEW: Complimentary admission for 2 to a Center for Business Program
NEW: 4 complimentary vouchers for a trial class in a School of Chinese Studies course

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JADE BOX $1,000 - 2 membership cards ($866 tax-deductible)

Membership Benefits of Silk Purse Plus:
• Invitation for member +1 guest to VIP Gallery Opening with Curator’s Talk
• 1 complimentary Gallery exhibition catalogue
NEW: Complimentary admission for 4 to a Center for Business Program
NEW: 6 complimentary vouchers for a trial session in a School of Chinese Studies course
NEW: 1 complimentary individual gift membership ($75)

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Special Interest Membership

Special Interest Membership Levels (CHINA FASHION & FRIENDS OF THE GALLERY) receive the following benefits for 2 PLUS additional benefits at each corresponding level:

• Unlimited complimentary admission for 2 members to China Institute Gallery exhibitions
• Invitations for 4 to biannual Members’ Gallery opening receptions
NEW: Complimentary admission for member to 15+ Public Programs
(free film screenings, author talks, cultural lectures)
• Member discount on other arts and culture Public Programs, including new Gourmet Food Circle
• Member discount on China Institute’s Center for Business programs
• Member discount on adult classes at China Institute’s School of Chinese Studies (e.g., language, brush painting and calligraphy)
• Complimentary admission for member to Renwen Society lectures (delivered in Mandarin)
NEW: 4 guest passes to attend China Institute Gallery exhibitions or Public Programs
• Advance notice of programs, special events, classes, and new offerings via email alerts
• 10% discount at China Institute Gift Shop
NEW: 10% discount at Jiangnan Chinese Cuisine Restaurant with China Institute membership card
• Subscription to China Institute e-newsletter (monthly)
NEW: Reciprocal admission to other arts, cultural, and educational institutions (list available to members)
NEW (Exclusive to Patron-Level Members): Additional 10% off at the China Institute Gift Shop for a total discount of 20%


NEW MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL KICKING OFF CHINA INSTITUTE’S FASHION INITIATIVE:

CHINA FASHION $500 - 2 membership cards ($425 tax-deductible)

• 4 complimentary invitations to Fashion Design Competition semi-finalists’ fashion show and cocktail reception
• 4 complimentary invitations to Fashion Initiative programs including conversations with leading designers
• Discounted tickets to China Institute’s Spring China Fashion Gala
• Invitations for 4 to VIP Gallery Opening Receptions
NEW: 4 complimentary vouchers for a trial class in a School of Chinese Studies course
NEW: 1 complimentary individual gift membership ($75)

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FRIENDS OF THE GALLERY $1,500 - 2 membership cards ($1,366 tax-deductible)

• Unlimited complimentary gallery admission for member + 1 guest
• Invitation for member + 1 guest to VIP gallery openings and receptions at China Institute
• Private curator-led exhibition tours (by appointment)
• Invitations to exclusive art-related trips led by China Institute (additional fees apply)
• Complimentary copy of each exhibition catalogue produced by the China Institute Gallery
• Acknowledgement in Gallery publications
• 25% off all Gallery publications
• Friends of the Gallery annual luncheon with China Institute’s Gallery Director for member + 1 guest
• Complimentary admission for all Gallery-related programs, including lectures and symposiums
NEW: 6 complimentary vouchers for a trial class in a School of Chinese Studies course
NEW: 1 complimentary individual gift membership ($75)

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Friends of the Gallery Events 2017-18

• October 10: Private dinner at Jiangnan Chinese Cuisine following Jade talk by master gemologist Keziah Chan - manager of China’s time-honored Lao Feng Xiang jewelry store on Fifth Avenue
• December 14-17, 2017: Opening of the “Dreams of the Kings” exhibition at Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City, MO; Opening night reception and dinner on Wed., 12/13 plus visit to Museum storage
• January 2017: “The World is Sound” tour at the Rubin Museum"
• February 8, 2017: VIP Opening Reception for China Institute’s “Art of the Mountain” exhibition
• May 2017: Visit to a private home collection