Toast MODA is a group of early to mid-career designers and design-lovers who collaborate with MODA to celebrate design and connect with each other! Join us.

Toast is a collective of fashion designers, industrial designers, graphic artists, architects, design aficionados, and more. Toast is dubbed Toast to represent the blank slate quality of our goals and the radiant potential of our passions. Born from one of the greatest innovations of all time — sliced bread.



At Toast MODA, we provide opportunities for members to make a meaningful impact on their design community, while also gaining exposure to career-building and networking opportunities with like-minded individuals across design disciplines.

  • Exclusive access to Toast MODA-only events
  • Unlimited free exhibition admission
  • Special invitations to MODA members-only events
  • Subscription to e-newsletters
  • Four exhibition guest passes
  • Free & discounted special event admission
  • 10 percent discount on museum merchandise 
  • Patrons-only events and receptions
  • North American Reciprocal Partners Membership
  • Smithsonian Membership benefits for one year


Is Toast MODA the group for you? As a curated group with a specific focus beyond your traditional museum membership, we do have a few requirements for our members.

  • Must have 1-5 years experience in a design-related career
  • Must be approximately within the age range of 21-40 (that’s right, we’re talking to you Millennials)
  • Must sign up for the Toast membership level ($150/year)

2017 Toast Events

If Toast MODA sounds like the perfect place for you, be sure to purchase your Toast membership in order to attend the following Toast MODA member-only events. We can't wait to meet you!

2017 Events

Other events planned for 2017 include:

  • April 13: Guided tour of MODA's current exhibition with museum director, Laura Flusche, and exhibition designer, Susan Sanders
  • May: Design for food activism project with Haylene the Garden Queen
  • June: Field trip to a designer's studio
  • July: Social gathering at MODA
  • August: Field trip to a designer's studio
  • September 9: Visit to Formation Studio, the creative practice of Tristan Al-Haddad | Multi-disciplinary design
  • October: Fundraiser
  • November: Field trip to a designer's studio
  • December: Holiday celebration

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