Two people looking at art on the wall in a gallery at the Hammer Museum.
Two people looking at art on the wall in a gallery at the Hammer Museum.

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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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  • PARTICIPATE

    Enjoy exclusive member benefits, such as priority ticketing for two at all Hammer programs, invitations to exhibition openings, and exclusive members-only events. Participate members receive the seasonal Hammer calendar by mail and monthly membership e-newsletters. Participate members also receive discounts at a growing list of Hammer Partners businesses, including a 10% discount at the Hammer Store, as well as reciprocal privileges at 57 university art museums. Seniors (65+), UCLA staff, and current students join at the Participate level for $75. (The tax-deductible amount for this membership is $52.)

    Benefits

    • Keeping art and ideas free for everyone
    • Membership cards for two people
    • Invitation for two to all exhibition opening receptions and other exclusive members-only events throughout the year
    • Priority ticketing for two at Hammer public programs
    • Receive the Hammer calendar by mail and a monthly membership e-newsletter
    • Special discounts with Hammer Partners, including 10% discount at the Hammer Store
    • Reciprocal benefits at 57 university art museums (download the list)
  • IMMERSE

    Experience more with the Hammer community through curated member experiences and exclusive access to additional member events, including the summer Director’s Reception and curator-led exhibition tours. Immerse members also receive a Hammer tote bag and reciprocal privileges at all museums in the Western Reciprocal program. (The tax-deductible amount for this membership is $150.)

    Benefits

    Benefits for all members include:

    • Keeping art and ideas free for everyone
    • Membership cards for two people
    • Invitation for two to all exhibition opening receptions and other exclusive members-only events throughout the year
    • Priority ticketing for two at Hammer public programs
    • Receive the Hammer calendar by mail and a monthly membership e-newsletter
    • Special discounts with Hammer Partners, including 10% discount at the Hammer Store
    • Reciprocal benefits at 57 university art museums (download the list)


    Additional benefits at this level:

    • Invitation for two to the summer Director's Reception
    • Reciprocal privileges at all museums in the Western Reciprocal Program
    • Hammer tote bag
    • Three annual curator-led exhibition tours
  • IMPACT

    Enjoy further access to the Hammer’s curators, the museum’s special events, and our extended artist community. Impact members receive invitations for two each season’s Director’s Receptions with a hosted bar and hor d’oeuvres, as well as a complimentary exhibition catalogue. Impact members also receive reciprocal privileges at all museums in the Modern and Contemporary Museum Association (Mod/Co). (The tax-deductible amount for this membership is $312.)

    Benefits

    • Keeping art and ideas free for everyone
    • Membership cards for two people
    • Invitation for two to all exhibition opening receptions and other exclusive members-only events throughout the year
    • Priority ticketing for two at Hammer public programs
    • Receive the Hammer calendar by mail and a monthly membership e-newsletter
    • Special discounts with Hammer Partners, including 10% discount at the Hammer Store
    • Reciprocal benefits at 57 university art museums (download the list)
    • Reciprocal privileges at all museums in the Western Reciprocal Program
    • Hammer tote bag
    • Three annual curator-led exhibition tours


    Additional benefits at this level:

  • HAMMER FELLOW

    Immerse yourself in L.A.’s art scene and engage with Hammer curators, artists, and fellow art patrons. Fellows receive advanced reserved seating for two at Hammer programs, eight parking passes, select curator-led exhibition previews, and two Hammer exhibition catalogues. Fellows are also invited to a studio visit or architectural tour with Hammer curators. (The tax-deductible amount for this membership is $914.)

    Benefits

    • Keeping art and ideas free for everyone
    • Membership cards for two people
    • Invitation for two to all exhibition opening receptions and other exclusive members-only events throughout the year
    • Priority ticketing for two at Hammer public programs
    • Receive the Hammer calendar by mail and a monthly membership e-newsletter
    • Special discounts with Hammer Partners, including 10% discount at the Hammer Store
    • Reciprocal benefits at 57 university art museums (download the list)
    • Reciprocal privileges at all museums in the Western Reciprocal Program
    • Hammer tote bag
    • Three annual curator-led exhibition tours
    • Invitation for two to all Director's Receptions
    • Reciprocal privileges at all museums in the Modern and Contemporary Museum Association (Mod/Co)
    • One Hammer exhibition catalogue


    Additional benefits at this level:

    • Studio visit or architectural tour with Hammer curators
    • Advanced reserved seating for two at Hammer public programs
    • Eight parking passes (evening or 3-hour)
    • Select curator-led exhibition previews
    • A second Hammer exhibition catalogue
  • HAMMER PATRON

    Go above and beyond with the Hammer community of Patrons. Patrons are invited to attend a collection visit led by Hammer curators, and gain exclusive access to Los Angeles’s vast network of galleries and artists-run spaces. Patrons can bring three guests to all Director’s Receptions, can arrange a private VIP exhibition tour for up to six guests. Patrons receive a 20% discount at the Hammer Store and 12 parking passes. Additionally, Patrons are recognized in the Hammer calendar’s annual donor listing. (The tax-deductible amount for this membership is $2052.)

    Benefits

    • Keeping art and ideas free for everyone
    • Membership cards for two people
    • Invitation for two to all exhibition opening receptions and other exclusive members-only events throughout the year
    • Priority ticketing for two at Hammer public programs
    • Receive the Hammer calendar by mail and a monthly membership e-newsletter
    • Special discounts with Hammer Partners, including 20% discount at the Hammer Store
    • Reciprocal benefits at 57 university art museums (download the list)
    • Reciprocal privileges at all museums in the Western Reciprocal Program
    • Hammer tote bag
    • Three annual curator-led exhibition tours
    • Invitation for two to all Director's Receptions
    • Reciprocal privileges at all museums in the Modern and Contemporary Museum Association (Mod/Co)
    • Two Hammer exhibition catalogues
    • Studio visit or architectural tour with Hammer curators
    • Advanced reserved seating for two at Hammer public programs
    • Eight parking passes (evening or 3-hour)
    • Select curator-led exhibition previews

     

    Additional benefits at this level:

    • Four additional parking passes (evening or 3-hour)
    • Invitations to additional offsite events with Hammer Curators, such as private collection visits, gallery tours, and more
    • Recognition in the Hammer print calendar annual donor listing
    • 20% Discount at Hammer Store
    • Bring two additional guests to all Director's Receptions
    • Opportunity to arrange a private VIP exhibition tour for six guests (advance reservation required)

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.