Hammer Gala in the Garden

Gala in the Garden

An annual highlight of the Los Angeles cultural calendar, the Hammer Museum’s Gala in the Garden celebrates artists and icons who have made profound contributions to society through their work.

This year's Gala in the Garden will take place on October 8, 2022, and will honor artist and educator Charles Gaines and lawyer and transgender rights activist Chase Strangio. For ticket information and other inquiries, please email vpontes@hammer.ucla.edu

Each year, proceeds from the gala provide essential support for all that we do at the Hammer, from landmark exhibitions to provocative public programs to deeply rooted projects with young and emerging L.A. artists. Past honorees include Hilton Als, Laurie Anderson, Margaret Atwood, John Baldessari, Mark Bradford, Judy Chicago, Joan Didion, Ava DuVernay, Dave Eggers, Frank Gehry, Robert Gober, Matt Groening, Todd Haynes, Diane Keaton, Mike Kelley, Barbara Kruger, Tony Kushner, Glenn Ligon, Paul McCarthy, Joni Mitchell, Catherine Opie, Jordan Peele, Lari Pittman, Miuccia Prada, Charles Ray, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Kara Walker, Alice Waters, and others.

Photos from the 2019 Gala in the Garden
Honoring Judy Chicago and Jordan Peele

Hammer Gala in the Garden 2019

Photos from the 2018 Gala in the Garden
Honoring Margaret Atwood and Glenn Ligon

Gala in the Garden 2018

Photos from the 2017 Gala in the Garden
Honoring Ava DuVernay and Hilton Als

Gala in the Garden 2017

Photos from the 2016 Gala in the Garden
Honoring Laurie Anderson and Todd Haynes

Gala in the Garden 2016

Photos from the 2015 Gala in the Garden
Honoring Diane Keaton and Paul McCarthy

Gala in the Garden 2015

Photos from the 2014 Gala in the Garden
Honoring Mark Bradford and Joni Mitchell

Gala in the Garden 2014