Gala in the Garden


Gala in the Garden

The Gala is a highly anticipated event that supports the Hammer’s dynamic and nationally acclaimed exhibitions and free public programs. The Hammer has become a beloved city institution and Gala in the Garden attracts cultural luminaries and civic leaders, as well as renowned artists, premier collectors, and devoted patrons of the arts. The evening includes a viewing of current exhibitions and cocktails followed by a seated dinner, catered by Suzanne Goin of Lucques, one of the foremost restaurants in Los Angeles, in the outdoor courtyard. We are thrilled to once again have the generous support of Bottega Veneta.

This year, the Hammer will honor two extraordinary individuals—Laurie Anderson and Todd Haynes—at the 14th Gala in the Garden on Saturday, October 8, 2016.

For inquiries, please call (310) 443-7026 or email

Read the press release announcing this year's honorees.

Gala in the Garden 2016 is made possible with the generous support of


Additional Fundraising Events

K.A.M.P. (Kids’ Art Museum Project)