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The Apollo Circle Benefit 2014: Cubism

Apollo Circle Benefit 2014: Cubism

The Apollo Circle—a Membership group for young friends of The Metropolitan Museum of Art ages 21 to 39—joins The Apollo Circle Benefit Committee in presenting the eleventh annual Apollo Circle Benefit. This black-tie event will include dancing, cocktails, and sweet and savory treats. Funds raised will support The Metropolitan Museum of Art's conservation departments.

The Apollo Circle Benefit is sponsored by Maiyet.


Individual Tickets

  • Apollo Circle Member Ticket: $200 ($250 after November 12)
  • Non–Apollo Circle Member Ticket: $300 ($350 after November 12)
  • Combination Ticket: $1,400 (includes Apollo Circle Membership for one year and one Benefit ticket)
  • Apollo Circle Patron Ticket: $3,500 (includes Apollo Circle Patron Membership for one year and one free Benefit ticket)

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Special Ticket Packages*

Current Apollo Circle Members receive 10% off all ticket packages.
*All ticket packages are valid for one year after purchase.

The Creatives: $700

  • Two Benefit tickets
  • Recognition at the Benefit
  • Within the limits prescribed by law, $568 is tax deductible.

Cubism and Cocktails: $2,500

  • Four Benefit tickets
  • Explore masterpieces from the Met's Department of Modern and Contemporary Art collection on a private tour during Museum hours (at a later date, maximum of four people)
  • Complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the Balcony Lounge during Museum hours (at a later date, maximum of four people)
  • Recognition at the Benefit
  • Within the limits prescribed by law, $1,689 is tax deductible.

Date Night at the Met: $3,000

  • Two Benefit tickets
  • Explore highlights from the Met's collection on a private tour during Museum hours on either a Friday or a Saturday evening (at a later date, maximum of two people)
  • Complimentary three-course dinner with a bottle of wine in the Members Dining Room following the tour (at a later date, maximum of two people)
  • Recognition at the Benefit
  • Within the limits prescribed by law, $2,143 is tax deductible.

The Drawing Salon: $3,500

  • Four Benefit tickets
  • A private drawing lesson in the Met's galleries during Museum hours (at a later date, maximum of four people)
  • Complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the Balcony Lounge during Museum hours (at a later date, maximum of four people)
  • Recognition at the Benefit
  • Within the limits prescribed by law, $2,689 is tax deductible.

Fashion Forward: $5,000

  • Apollo Circle Membership for one year
  • Six Benefit tickets
  • Experience the history of fashion with a private tour of the Museum's spring 2015 Costume Institute exhibition during Museum hours (at a later date, maximum of six people)
  • Complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the Balcony Lounge during Museum hours (at a later date, maximum of six people)
  • Recognition at the Benefit
  • Within the limits prescribed by law, $3,616 is tax deductible.

Scavenger Hunt: $5,500

  • Apollo Circle Membership for one year
  • Six Benefit tickets
  • Gather your friends for a scavenger hunt throughout the Museum! Follow the clues and track down treasures across the Met during Museum hours (at a later date, maximum of six people)
  • Complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the Balcony Lounge during Museum hours (at a later date, maximum of six people)
  • Recognition at the Benefit
  • Within the limits prescribed by law, $4,116 is tax deductible.

Making the Exhibition: $7,500

  • Apollo Circle Patron Membership for one year
  • Eight Benefit tickets
  • Follow Exhibition Design Manager Dan Kershaw on an exclusive tour during Museum hours, and learn how exhibitions are meticulously installed and organized (at a later date, maximum of eight people)
  • Complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the Balcony Lounge during Museum hours (at a later date, maximum of eight people)
  • Recognition at the Benefit
  • Within the limits prescribed by law, $5,568 is tax deductible.

Knight at the Museum: $8,500

  • Apollo Circle Patron Membership for one year
  • Eight Benefit tickets
  • Tour the Met's Department of Arms and Armor galleries during Museum hours, and go behind the scenes in the armorer's workshop to learn how armor was made (at a later date, maximum of eight people)
  • Complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the Balcony Lounge during Museum hours (at a later date, maximum of eight people)
  • Recognition at the Benefit
  • Within the limits prescribed by law, $6,568 is tax deductible.

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Learn more about the benefits of Membership in The Apollo Circle and The Apollo Circle Patrons, and see photos from last year's Apollo Circle Benefit on Facebook and Flickr.

Tickets will not be sold at the door. For more information about the event, please call 212-650-2371 or email apollo.circle@metmuseum.org.


Any amount in excess of $66 per ticket is tax deductible within the limits prescribed by law. A portion of each Membership category is also tax deductible within the limits prescribed by law as follows: The Apollo Circle, $830; The Apollo Circle Patrons, $2,770.

Individual tickets start at $200

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