Members Experience More at LACMA!
Deepen your connection to LACMA by becoming a member. Your support helps us fulfill our mission of sharing art with the widest possible audience. Plus, you'll enjoy special members-only benefits and exciting behind-the-scenes access designed to enrich your LACMA experience!
Join now to start enjoying the perks of membership!
Message from the Director
From the very beginning, the commitment and generosity of LACMA members have made the museum a welcoming and inspirational place for millions of visitors. As we all adapt to a changing world, making art accessible to the widest possible audience is especially important. We’re hard at work creating exhibitions that celebrate artistic traditions from all across the globe, timely public programming, and much-needed education programs for schools and families. LACMA members are critical partners in making all of this possible—we invite you to join the LACMA family as we look forward to the museum’s bright future.
CEO & Wallis Annenberg Director
Exclusive Museum Access
Unlimited Free Admission
Receive priority access for online ticket reservations and enjoy unlimited free admission.
Be among the first to see select exhibitions before they open to the general public.
Take advantage of members-only access to select exhibitions one Monday each month. Visit the galleries without the crowds after hours, from 6 to 9 pm.
Monthly Members-only Programs
From intimate musical performances to live theater at the museum, enjoy a variety of special opportunities to engage with art and connect with fellow members. Inspired by current exhibitions and LACMA’s permanent collection, these exclusive monthly programs are currently presented as virtual events.
Member Parties and Receptions
Members at all levels enjoy invitations to exclusive member parties at least once a year. These events feature refreshments, live entertainment, family-friendly art-making activities, after-hours access to galleries, and more.
Members at the Friend level and above are invited to two special after-hours exhibition receptions per year, offering a chance to mingle with fellow members and enjoy light refreshments. A special exhibition preview hour is reserved for Supporter-level members prior to the reception.
Partner-level members are invited to two official opening night celebrations each year, featuring refreshments as well as an exclusive exhibition preview alongside generous donors, curators, local artists, and key museum staff.
Don't miss this upcoming members-only engagement!
This June we’re celebrating members all month long! It’s our way of saying thanks for supporting us over the last year, even while our doors were closed. We appreciate your generosity and hope you’ll enjoy a variety of special perks during June. Look out for surprise members-only giveaways, special upgrade offers, invitations to virtual events, and so much more! Watch your inbox throughout June for weekly emails highlighting all that’s on offer for you to enjoy during Member Appreciation Month.
Image credits (unless otherwise listed all photos are photo © Museum Associates/LACMA): Visitors in Urban Light, © Chris Burden / licensed by The Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Elza Sunderland, Textile Design, 'Heart of My Heart', circa 1948, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Elza Sunderland Textile Design Collections, © Casey Sunderland; Visitors in the exhibition Charles White: A Retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, © The Charles White Archives
Special Tours and Lectures
Art 101 Lectures
Deepen your understanding of an exhibition by taking part in a lecture led by a LACMA curator or educator. Explore the themes, context, inspiration, and curatorial process behind the exhibition and take part in a Q&A session at the end of the presentation. After the lecture, revisit the work presented in the show with a new clarity.
LACMA’s Docent Council is a team of highly skilled and rigorously trained art enthusiasts who offer a wide selection of public tours. Twice a year, members at the Supporter level and above are invited to join a LACMA docent for an exclusive members-only walkthrough of an exhibition where notable works are highlighted, the artist’s life and approach are discussed, and conversation is encouraged. Virtual docent tours will be announced soon!
Twice a year, Partner-level members are invited to take an intimate tour of an exhibition with the curator. On these tours, curators discuss their research process, highlight specific works that speak to the theme of the exhibition, and take questions.
Art 101 Lectures @ LACMA – Rufino Tamayo
Spanning over 60 years of Rufino Tamayo’s prolific career, Rufino Tamayo: Innovation and Experimentation focuses on his longstanding interest in prints as a means of exploring new techniques and furthering experimentation. Curator Rachel Kaplan highlights the artist’s engagement with printmaking and a selection of Mesoamerican sculpture from LACMA’s collection, an important source of inspiration for Tamayo. Access to additional lectures in the Art 101 series is available exclusively to LACMA members.
Enjoy 10% off all gift membership purchases, priority access and discounted tickets to our public programs, and a 10% discount on merchandise at the LACMA Store as well as on dinner at Ray’s and Stark Bar after 6 pm, Friday through Sunday.
Member Shopping Days
During Member Shopping Days, enjoy double the typical 10% member discount. Take 20% off a range of thoughtfully curated merchandise from the LACMA Store. Keep an eye on your email inbox for your member-exclusive promo code to redeem your discount online.
Enjoy a complimentary subscription to Connect, LACMA’s monthly calendar of events designed with members in mind. Stay on top of member events, public programs, exhibition openings, and more with this at-a-glance guide to the month ahead.
Members at the Supporter level and above receive a complimentary subscription to Insider, a publication for LACMA supporters that highlights the museum’s latest acquisitions, curatorial initiatives, and special projects. Partner-level members are recognized in this publication for their premium membership gift and generosity.