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Patron Groups

Global Council

Global Council is an invitation-only group of experienced collectors and Hammer ambassadors from across the United States and around the world. By sharing their unique perspectives, personal expertise, and annual financial support, Global Council members shape the future of the Hammer, championing its continued growth as an essential international destination for contemporary art and culture. All members receive an exclusive invitation to the Global Council's annual trip to Los Angeles, featuring private collection and studio visits and special events. Members enjoy exploring L.A.’s cutting-edge art community with the Hammer’s curatorial team.

If you are interested in learning more about the Global Council, please email Membership Manager Belén Pena

Curt Shepard
Steven Song
Alwyn Chong Katherine Farley and Jerry Speyer
Eloisa and Chris Haudenschild Agnes Gund
Suzie Kim Angela Killoren
Monica Reitan Rae Eun Sung
Akio Tagawa  
Membership support received July 1, 2020–June 30, 2021

Hammer Circle

Formed in 2011, Hammer Circle is an invitation-only group of collectors and arts champions. The goals for the group are twofold: to create a community of active and inspired collectors interested in emerging talent, and to build a solid foundation of support for the Hammer’s Made in L.A. exhibition series, a biennial which features artists working in Southern California.

With approximately 40 members, the Hammer Circle learns together about new art and artists locally and internationally, while also engaging with the fields of architecture, food, fashion, and design. Hammer curators along with the group’s co-chairs, Tracy O’Brien and Dee Kerrison, create exclusive and unique opportunities that include studio visits, conversations, and collection visits.

If you are interested in learning more about the Hammer Circle, please email

Hammer Collective

The Hammer Collective is an invitation-only group of young arts patrons brought together to support Hammer Projects, the Hammer’s long-running exhibition series dedicated to solo presentations of emerging and internationally-regarded artists.

This group provides critical annual support for Hammer Projects while bringing together the next generation of Los Angeles’s art collectors and patrons through unique programs and events. Collective members enjoy an enriched relationship to both the Hammer and the international contemporary art world through distinct opportunities to visit artists, engage with and learn from the Hammer curators, meet established collectors, and develop as important representatives for the museum in Los Angeles and abroad.  

The group is comprised of two levels: an executive committee and general membership. Together the Hammer Collective members will learn from the Hammer’s curators and each other about the many ways to support institutions and artists, and play a significant role in the growing cultural landscape of Los Angeles.

If you are interested in learning more about the Hammer Collective, please email