Designed exclusively for the enjoyment of our loyal members, the Member Lounge is your place to relax, learn, and socialize with friends.
Located on the lower level, next to the Museum Café
Whether you're taking a break with a complimentary cup of coffee or tea, reading the latest museum catalogue, or connecting with a membership representative to sign up for an event, the lounge has become a must for every member's visit. Freshly renovated with a sleek new island bar and a shared barista station, where members can order cocktails, beer, wine, espresso drinks, and smoothies.* The space also includes a private outdoor summer patio in McKinlock Court, making the Member Lounge one of the most unique and inviting spaces in the museum.
Guests of members are always welcome in the lounge. Beverage service ends one hour before closing.
* Beer, wine, cocktails, and other specialty drinks are for purchase.
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Now on view in the Alsdorf Galleries.
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