Curator's Circle

Join Curator’s Circle and take part in the excitement at LACMA, Los Angeles’s most dynamic museum. Curator’s Circle supporters learn from curators while enjoying insider access and a deeper, more rewarding experience at the museum.

Curator’s Circle supports LACMA’s mission to bring meaningful arts experiences to a wide audience. Supporters receive premier access to museum programs, as well as unique and exclusive events throughout the year with curators across LACMA’s 15 curatorial departments.

What do my dues support?

Your Curator’s Circle dues support exhibitions, concerts, classes, free admission for kids, and community engagement programs. Your generosity makes all these things happen and more—thank you!

  • Education and public programs reaching more than 650,000 people annually
  • More than 1,000 free gallery tours for the general public annually
  • Free docent-led tours for more than 30,000 Los Angeles schoolchildren annually
  • Arts for NexGen, our free youth membership program, with over 230,000 members under the age of 17
  • Free general admission for all on the second Tuesday of each month, and free general admission for L.A. County residents Monday through Friday after 3 pm
  • Over 40 free Family Sundays each year, reaching more than 20,000 kids and families
  • Conservation of more than 130,000 works in our collection 
  • Bringing art into classrooms through professional development programs for teachers like Evenings for Educators that reach over 1,000 teachers annually
  • Our incredibly popular free Friday night Jazz at LACMA program attended by over 40,000 people annually
  • The Maya Mobile and Ancient World Mobile—our “mobile classrooms” that travel to schools across L.A. County and teach more than 8,000 kids every year about art


Curator's Circle Sponsor

Annual dues: $10,000

All benefits of the $5,000 Curator’s Circle Patron level (see below) plus:

  • Invitations for two to additional events, such as intimate experiences at Los Angeles-area private collections, visits to artists' studios, behind-the-scenes tours, and more
  • Event hosting privileges in the Director’s Lounge in LACMA's Pavilion for Japanese Art


Curator's Circle Patron

Annual dues: $5,000 gift

All benefits of the $2,500 Curator’s Circle member level (see below) plus:

  • Invitations for two to additional exclusive events and programs with LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan, curators, and special guests
  • Recognition on LACMA’s annual donor wall


Curator's Circle Member

Annual dues: $2,500

Exclusive Events:

  • Invitations for two to exclusive curator-led programs
  • Invitations for two to LACMA's popular Art 101 classes
  • Invitation to a private Summer Evening family event

Insider Access:

  • One year of free admission for two to LACMA's permanent collection (children 17 and under are always free) and unlimited access to all specially ticketed exhibitions
  • Concierge service for all your LACMA needs
  • Opportunity to join LACMA’s Acquisitions Groups and Art Councils, which provide unique experiences related to specific curatorial departments (dues support acquisitions and programming)
  • Priority access to LACMA Premium Travel programs
  • Member Previews of select exhibitions
  • Subscription to Insider, LACMA’s magazine for high-level benefactors
  • Annual recognition of your generous support in Insider
  • Monthly Patron News emails with LACMA insights, upcoming events, and special offers
  • Calendar of events mailed monthly
  • Discounts on more than 300 films, concerts, lectures, and classes at LACMA
  • 10% discount in LACMA's gift store (20% on member appreciation days)
  • 10% discount on dinner at Ray's after 6 pm (excludes alcohol, tax, and gratuity)
  • Opportunity to purchase a membership parking pass ($80)


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