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5 Reasons to Give a Gift Membership This Holiday Season


The holiday season is here, and with it comes along the hustle and bustle of gift-giving. Where do you start? Perhaps you want to do something different for someone in your life this year. Perhaps you’re looking to give gifts that provide experiences, instead of material things. 

Did you know you could purchase a gift membership to the Momentary? It’s the same process as getting a membership for yourself, only this time, the membership would be in the name of whomever you wish to gift it. 

Here are five reasons why you should give a gift membership to the Momentary this holiday season: 

Photo by Ironside Photography / Stephen Ironside.

1. Give the gift of becoming an Original Momentary Member

Folks who sign up for a Momentary membership from now until February 22 will forever be known as an Original Momentary Member. This is the only time in history that this opportunity will be available for people looking to get in on the ground floor of this brand new art space. Wouldn’t it be amazing to give a gift that your friend or loved one could look back on and be grateful for in the years to come? 

In addition, Original Members will have access to our limited-time Original Momentary Member merchandise that is only awarded to those Original Members. Shirts, pins, stickers, mugs, and more will let folks know that in addition to being a Momentary member, they’re an OG. 

Photo by Ironside Photography / Stephen Ironside.

2. See the Momentary first! Member Preview on February 21

Momentary members are invited to preview the Momentary before it opens on Friday, February 21. Member Preview day will not only include a first look at the space, but a look at the inaugural exhibition, State of the Art 2020, and more! 

Photo by Ironside Photography / Stephen Ironside.

3. Be the first to know about tickets on sale

As a Momentary member, your friend or loved one will have access to event tickets such as music festivals, artist talks, unique performances, and more before they open to the general public. This includes knowing about all events during the opening weekend’s TIME BEING festival this February. 

Photo by Ironside Photography / Stephen Ironside.

4. Members receive first access to member-only events and benefits

Members are invited to participate in exclusive events such as exhibition previews, behind-the-scenes tours, meet-and-greets, and more. By becoming a Momentary member and signing up to receive our enewsletter, your recipient will receive notifications on new, exclusive events as they arise throughout the year.

Photo by Ironside Photography / Stephen Ironside.

5. Receive community benefits, such as access to OZ1

Being a Momentary member provides other benefits beyond the art space’s offerings. Any membership level includes a 10% discount at 21c Museum Hotel locations in Bentonville, Oklahoma City, and Kansas City. MO Friend and above members also get access to the exclusive OZ1 Lounge at Thaden Field, as well as reciprocal membership benefits at over 1,000 cultural institutions in North America (NARM). MO Insider members will also have the opportunity to travel around the world with Momentary leadership discovering art scenes and visiting artist studios.

Photo by Ironside Photography / Stephen Ironside.

Getting a gift membership? Get a FREE gift!

As a special thank you for purchasing a gift membership, you’ll also receive a complimentary Momentary tote bag that you can either keep for yourself, or wrap it and give it to the recipient of your gift membership. 

To purchase a gift membership, you can complete the process online, contact the membership call center at 479.418.5728, email, or purchase one at the front desk the next time you visit Crystal Bridges.