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Membership

Join or renew today! As a member-supported organization, the Hammer relies on your philanthropic contributions to sustain our free programming—ensuring that thought-provoking art and ideas continue to be accessible for all.

In return, membership gives you exclusive access—including reserved seating at public programs, discounts at the museum’s store and café, curator-led walk-throughs, studio visits with contemporary artists, and invitations to exhibition openings. Take a look at all the levels and benefits below and find what’s right for you.

Levels of Membership

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  • FREE

    Visit 12 times in 12 months to receive a Participate-level membership for free. Signing up is easy, just come by the Welcome Desk in the Museum’s Wilshire Lobby or the Hammer Store on your next visit to learn how to get started.

    Benefits

    • Receive the Hammer Museum's electronic newsletter.
    • Get invitations to special tours and social events for participants who are earning membership points.
  • PARTICIPATE

    Join member-only exhibition opening parties where you’ll engage with other members, Hammer curators, and emerging artists. Stay in touch with the Hammer’s art and ideas through ongoing calendar mailings and enjoy priority seating at public programs thanks to our member only lines. Seniors (65+) join at the Participate level for $75.

    NOTE: The Participate-level membership is not tax-deductible. 

    Benefits

    • Membership cards for two people
    • Invitation for two people to all exhibition opening receptions and one member event
    • Priority entry and seat selection for two people at Hammer public programs
    • Receive the Hammer calendar by mail
    • Reciprocal benefits at 27 university art museums (download the list)
  • IMMERSE

    Go deeper into the Hammer community through curated member experiences and exclusive access to all member events, including the summer Director’s Reception. Your contribution helps to keep our public programming accessible to all, and benefits include discounts at AMMO at the Hammer and the Hammer Store. (The tax-deductible amount for this membership is $100.)

    Benefits

    Benefits for all members include:

    • Membership cards for two people
    • Priority entry and seat selection for two people at Hammer public programs
    • Receive the Hammer calendar by mail


    Additional benefits at this level:

  • IMPACT

    Enjoy further access to the Hammer’s curators, the Museum’s special events, and our extended artist community, as well as free weekend parking. Your support impacts our ability to keep art and ideas accessible for everyone. (The tax-deductible amount for this membership is $250.)

    Benefits

    • Membership cards for two people
    • Priority entry and seat selection for two people at Hammer public programs
    • Receive the Hammer calendar by mail
    • Invitation for two people to all Director’s Receptions and all member events
    • 10% discount at the cafe, AMMO at the Hammer, and the Hammer Store
    • Hammer tote bag
    • Reciprocal privileges at all museums in the Western Reciprocal Program
    • 10% discount on single tickets at the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA and the Museum Store at the Fowler Museum


    Additional benefits at this level:

  • HAMMER FELLOW

    Gain exposure to art being made in today’s L.A. and engage in social and intellectual interactions with Hammer curators, collectors, and artists. Join us at all Director’s Receptions, and enjoy free daily parking as you ally with us in support of the Hammer’s ongoing exhibitions and events. (The tax-deductible amount for this membership is $800.)

    Benefits


    Additional benefits at this level:

    • Two Hammer exhibition catalogues
    • Private collection visit with Hammer curators
    • Invitation for two people to the annual Hammer Fellows’ Dinner
    • Select curator-led exhibition tours
    • Advanced reserved seating for two people at all Hammer public programs
    • Complimentary daily parking during Museum hours
  • HAMMER PATRON

    Go above and beyond with a philanthropic partnership with the Hammer. You will meet local artists on yearly studio visits, attend events at private homes with curators, and be invited to our annual Fellows’ Dinner. Art catalogues and additional guest passes are included at this critical level of giving. (The tax-deductible amount for this membership is $1870.)

    Benefits

    • Membership cards for two people
    • Priority entry and seat selection for two people at Hammer public programs
    • Receive the Hammer calendar by mail
    • Invitation for two people to all Director’s Receptions and all member events
    • 10% discount at the cafe, AMMO at the Hammer
    • Hammer tote bag
    • Reciprocal privileges at all museums in the Western Reciprocal Program and the Modern and Contemporary Museum Association (Mod/Co) 
    • 10% discount on single tickets at the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA and the Museum Store at the Fowler Museum
    • Complimentary daily parking during Museum hours
    • Two Hammer exhibition catalogues
    • Private collection visit with Hammer curators
    • Invitation for two people to the annual Hammer Fellows’ Dinner
    • Select curator-led exhibition tours
    • Advanced reserved seating for two people at all Hammer public programs


    Additional benefits at this level:

    • Studio tour or architectural tour with Hammer curators
    • Opportunity to arrange a private VIP exhibition tour for six guests (by appointment only)
    • Bring two additional guests to all Director’s Receptions
    • Two Participate-level gift memberships to share
    • 20% discount at the Hammer Store

The Museum reserves the right to refuse or revoke membership and/or deny admission for noncompliance with applicable rules and terms or for inappropriate conduct. 

Purchasing or earning an annual membership does not entitle a member to renewal in a subsequent year. Memberships are not refundable and are intended for noncommercial use by individual members and cannot be transferred. Membership levels, benefits, and prices are subject to change without notice.