Why Support the Hammer?

JOIN the Hammer now—sign up online for our membership program, HAMMER PLUS, or RENEW your membership.

The Hammer is a beacon of art and ideas for Los Angeles, and your support is critical to the ongoing success of our distinctive exhibition schedule and diverse public programming.

Our new membership program, HAMMER PLUS, is designed to add culture and community to your life with exclusive access to a stimulating program of exhibitions, lectures, and events and to an alliance of artists, curators, and members who support the Hammer.

Hammer funds come from:

Your gift matters!
  • 40% - Contributions
    Membership, Corporate Gifts, Foundation and Government Grants, Individual Gifts
  • 40% - Investment Income
  • 13% - UCLA Support
  • 7% - Revenue
    Exhibition Tour Fees, Admission (eliminated in 2014) Store Revenue

And Hammer funds go to:

And it comes back to you!
  • 47% - Exhibition + Public Programming
  • 29% - Support Services
  • 14% - Community Outreach
    Free Admission, Academic and Family Programs, Communications and Social
  • 10% - Acquisitions

Your support makes a difference. Here’s how you can participate:

- Become a member
- Earn a free membership 
- Make a gift 
- Join our Corporate Sponsors 
- Attend a Fundraising Event
- Collect Hammer Editions
- Intern or Work at the Museum
- Volunteer as a Hammer Ambassador