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New Capital One perk: The Cultivist membership

Old Jul 10, 22, 10:03 am
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New Capital One perk: The Cultivist membership

There is a new perk offered by C1 for consumer and business cardholders: complimentary 6 months The Cultivist Enthusiast membership. Reading through the fine print, I need to download the app, and most (not all) locations allow cardholder to bring up to 3 guests. I was able to successfully register after inputting my C1 card number.

If anyone has used this perk already, how was your experience getting into the museum? How does one find out which locations can a cardholder bring guest(s)?

I cannot find The Cultivist app to download in the app store. I am able to pull up my membership card from their website though.

The ‘Enthusiast’ level membership includes skip-the-line access and complimentary tickets to select partner museums globally for each enrolled Eligible Capital One Cardholder, and up to three (3) guests per enrolled cardholder in most locations, as well as access to virtual programming and online content hosted by The Cultivist. Enrolled Capital One Cardholders must either show their digital Enthusiast membership card for skip-the-line access at the museum (instructions are provided within The Cultivist app) or provide at least 24 hours’ notice to [email protected] to secure tickets for select locations.
The Cultivist site on the perk for C1 cardholders: https://www.thecultivist.com/capitalone

List of eligible museums: https://cultivistuser.s3.eu-west-2.a...mProgramme.pdf

Offers expire on June 22, 2024 at 11:59pm ET.

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Old Jul 10, 22, 10:39 am
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Originally Posted by happychic View Post
I cannot find The Cultivist app to download in the app store.
The Cultivist terms explain: The Website is also a progressive web application which can be saved to and accessed from the home screen of many mobile devices.

Since a progressive web app is a type of webpage or website known as a web application, they do not require separate bundling or distribution. Developers can simply publish the web application online, ensure that it meets baseline "installability requirements", and users will be able to add the application to their home screen. Publishing the app to digital distribution systems like Apple App Store or Google Play is optional.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progre...eb_application
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Old Jul 10, 22, 10:56 am
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The Cultivist terms explain: The Website is also a progressive web application which can be saved to and accessed from the home screen of many mobile devices.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progre...eb_application
So just a lot of confusing words from The Cultivist to say: never mind we used the word app, use the website.
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Old Jul 10, 22, 12:22 pm
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Originally Posted by happychic View Post
.... never mind we used the word app, use the website.
It's more than that. When we view their page in a browser, there should be an Install icon that allows us to save a copy to our device, but I am not seeing it on my (Android) phone, nor on my Chromebook. I "downloaded" a copy, but without an internet connection it cannot do anything. I trust someone with more knowledge of Progressive Web Apps (PWA) will provide guidance.

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Old Jul 14, 22, 5:59 pm
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Since it's not clear which museums you can bring up to three guests, I thought I'd share what I had found.

For The Met in NY, you can bring up to three guests, just show them your digital Cultivist card in your account.

For MOMA PS 1 also in NY, you will have to email them and specify date/time. You can also bring up to three guests.
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Old Jul 21, 22, 1:03 pm
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Originally Posted by happychic View Post
Since it's not clear which museums you can bring up to three guests, I thought I'd share what I had found.

For The Met in NY, you can bring up to three guests, just show them your digital Cultivist card in your account.

For MOMA PS 1 also in NY, you will have to email them and specify date/time. You can also bring up to three guests.
I can't seem to find app either. Does your digital card on your account have a blank square? Not sure if that was supposed to be some QR code? Mine has my member ID below it but not sure if that's all I need?
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Old Jul 26, 22, 12:19 pm
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I dont see MOMA or PS1 on the pdf, is there another list?
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Old Jul 26, 22, 8:29 pm
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Originally Posted by mrcaptain View Post
I can't seem to find app either.
There's no app to download, don't bother looking for one.

Originally Posted by mrcaptain View Post
Does your digital card on your account have a blank square? Not sure if that was supposed to be some QR code? Mine has my member ID below it but not sure if that's all I need?

I _think_ it is for a headshot of yourself should you choose to upload one.

Originally Posted by Mikechan View Post
I dont see MOMA or PS1 on the pdf, is there another list?
I guess they did update the list to show which museums you need to request tickets for in advance and which museums you can just show your digital card. The downside is - they took out The Met and MOMA PS1, and probably some other museums. The list used to look a lot fuller IIRC.
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Old Jul 27, 22, 7:54 am
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Originally Posted by happychic View Post
....took out The Met and MOMA PS1,
The Met is still listed in the PDF. Look in Column 1 (Cultivist Card), New York section, last entry, after Jewish Museum and above SFMOMA.
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Old Jul 31, 22, 5:40 pm
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I had not heard of The Cultivist until happychic started this thread. It appears the program started in 2015, and initial membership was capped at 1,000 people, at $2,500/member/year. The website still shows a $2,500 membership, but also a $440 membership, and now this free trial membership for Venture X cardholders.

Read 2017 interview with founders here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kathery...h=648db5117949

We said we would accept up to 1,000 members in the first phase of membership and yes, we still believe that was the right decision. It helped us build a strong community of people who truly cared about the arts.....We are now focused on expanding our community in key regions such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris, Belgium and Germany.
Read 2019 interview with the founders here: https://spearswms.com/we-dont-just-g...the-cultivist/

One of the things that was very important to us was to go beyond purely the access and offer the educational side of thingswe refer to it as meaningful access. We dont just get people through the doors. Were not just a concierge that gives someone a ticket. We get them through the door, take them in, and then explain to them whats happening in there.
This article shows how The Cultivist adapted to the decline in travel during the pandemic: https://citizen-femme.com/2020/10/06...citizen-femme/

The Cultivists latest turn sees the launch of a new digital art programme, which allows members to attend everything from studio visits to museum exhibitions all from the comfort of your home.
Read a critique of the concept here: https://hyperallergic.com/228272/the...the-art-world/

The Cultivist relies on the bourgeois fantasy that you may have a deep experience without doing the necessary preparatory work to achieve it. As the club indicates on its website in the About section: The Cultivist makes your journey through art effortless and enriching.
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Old Aug 5, 22, 12:20 pm
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Has anyone figured out whether AUs also get this benefit? I'm assuming primary cardholder only, but then again, Priority Pass works differently so ...
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Old Aug 5, 22, 6:14 pm
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Has anyone figured out whether AUs also get this benefit? I'm assuming primary cardholder only, but then again, Priority Pass works differently so ...
Good question. Reading through their T&C page, it says

To enroll for complimentary membership, Eligible Capital One Cardholders must visit thecultivist.com/capitalone and input the 16 digits of their eligible Capital One credit card in the checkout process.
I only have one personal C1 card and one business C1 card at the moment. For the personal card, both primary and AU card numbers are the same. For the business card, however, the numbers are different.

I wonder if a business card AU can get their own Cultivist membership because they have a different 16 digit card number for their own use.
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For the museums where you need to "request tickets", how is this done? I can't find it anywhere on the web site viewed either on my PC or my phone. I'm in Paris end of Sept and want Louvre and Musee d'Orsay tickets.
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Old Aug 31, 22, 6:24 pm
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Originally Posted by RobUAIntl View Post
For the museums where you need to "request tickets", how is this done? ,,,,
I don't know "how", because I have not activated a membership, but based on the public website this function is handled by the Art Concierge Team. Worst case, send an email to: [email protected] .
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For the museums where you need to "request tickets", how is this done? I can't find it anywhere on the web site viewed either on my PC or my phone. I'm in Paris end of Sept and want Louvre and Musee d'Orsay tickets.
If you read my first post you will see that you can email them at [email protected].
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