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Leadership Circle

Leadership Circle is MOCA’s annual giving group for our most engaged donors. Donors’ contributions generously support all areas of the museum’s endeavors, from groundbreaking contemporary art exhibitions to our award-winning education initiatives and programs. Leadership Circle donors enjoy special access to the museum year-round as well as other exclusive privileges, including exhibition previews, curator-led walkthroughs, private receptions to MOCA events, and much more.

For more information on the benefits of becoming a MOCA member, please contact 213/621-1794 or membership@moca.org.

    • Free admission for two adults to special exhibitions 
    • One personalized membership card 
    • Invitations to Members’ Opening receptions 
    • Member-only hours for exhibitions 
    • Discounted parking in CalPlaza 
    • Priority entry at MOCA public programs 
    • Biannual behind-the-scenes museum tour 
    • 10% discount at MOCA Stores (exceptions may apply), 20% seasonal discounts 
    • 10% discount at Lemonade at MOCA (excludes alcohol)
    • Free admission for four to special exhibitions 
    • Two personalized membership cards 
    • Free admission at over 1,000 museums with the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) program benefits
    • Invitations to four exhibition walkthroughs annually
    • Free admission at over 40 museums in the Museum Alliance Reciprocal Program (MARP), including SFMOMA, the Guggenheim, and the Brooklyn Museum
    • Free admission at over 80 museums in the Modern and Contemporary Reciprocal Membership Program, including Dia Beacon, the Walker Art Museum, the New Museum, and the Perez Art Museum Miami 
    • Invitations to exclusive offsite tours at art spaces across Los Angeles
    • Invitations to select Curators Circle events 
    • One complimentary MOCA exhibition catalogue voucher
    • Invitations to special exhibition previews and VIP receptions
    • Invitations to private exhibition walkthroughs led by MOCA curators
    • Invitations to intimate gallery visits and receptions 
    • Two complimentary MOCA exhibition catalogue vouchers
    $1,380 is tax deductible
    • Free admission for two adults to special exhibitions 
    • One personalized membership card 
    • Invitations to Members’ Opening receptions 
    • Member-only hours for exhibitions 
    • Discounted parking in CalPlaza 
    • Priority entry at MOCA public programs 
    • Biannual behind-the-scenes museum tour 
    • 10% discount at MOCA Stores (exceptions may apply), 20% seasonal discounts 
    • 10% discount at Lemonade at MOCA (excludes alcohol)
    • Free admission for four to special exhibitions 
    • Two personalized membership cards 
    • Free admission at over 1,000 museums with the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) program benefits
    • Invitations to four exhibition walkthroughs annually
    • Free admission at over 40 museums in the Museum Alliance Reciprocal Program (MARP), including SFMOMA, the Guggenheim, and the Brooklyn Museum
    • Free admission at over 80 museums in the Modern and Contemporary Reciprocal Membership Program, including Dia Beacon, the Walker Art Museum, the New Museum, and the Perez Art Museum Miami 
    • Invitations to exclusive offsite tours at art spaces across Los Angeles
    • Invitations to select Curators Circle events 
    • One complimentary MOCA exhibition catalogue voucher
    • Invitations to special exhibition previews and VIP receptions
    • Invitations to private exhibition walkthroughs led by MOCA curators
    • Invitations to intimate gallery visits and receptions 
    • Two complimentary MOCA exhibition catalogue vouchers
    • Invitations to attend studio visits and private collection tours
    • Opportunity to travel to cultural destinations within the United States alongside MOCA curators
    • Special access to major domestic art fairs
    $4,285 is tax deductible
    • Free admission for two adults to special exhibitions 
    • One personalized membership card 
    • Invitations to Members’ Opening receptions 
    • Member-only hours for exhibitions 
    • Discounted parking in CalPlaza 
    • Priority entry at MOCA public programs 
    • Biannual behind-the-scenes museum tour 
    • 10% discount at MOCA Stores (exceptions may apply), 20% seasonal discounts 
    • 10% discount at Lemonade at MOCA (excludes alcohol)
    • Free admission for four to special exhibitions 
    • Two personalized membership cards 
    • Free admission at over 1,000 museums with the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) program benefits
    • Invitations to four exhibition walkthroughs annually
    • Free admission at over 40 museums in the Museum Alliance Reciprocal Program (MARP), including SFMOMA, the Guggenheim, and the Brooklyn Museum
    • Free admission at over 80 museums in the Modern and Contemporary Reciprocal Membership Program, including Dia Beacon, the Walker Art Museum, the New Museum, and the Perez Art Museum Miami 
    • Invitations to exclusive offsite tours at art spaces across Los Angeles
    • Invitations to select Curators Circle events 
    • One complimentary MOCA exhibition catalogue voucher
    • Invitations to special exhibition previews and VIP receptions
    • Invitations to private exhibition walkthroughs led by MOCA curators
    • Invitations to intimate gallery visits and receptions 
    • Two complimentary MOCA exhibition catalogue vouchers
    • Invitations to attend studio visits and private collection tours
    • Opportunity to travel to cultural destinations within the United States alongside MOCA curators
    • Special access to major domestic art fairs 
    • Concierge services provided by a dedicated MOCA staff member
    • Invitation to the annual Trustee-hosted reception
    • Opportunity to travel to international cultural destinations alongside MOCA curators
    • VIP access to major international art fairs
    • Recognition on the annual donor wall on view at MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
    $9,725 is tax deductible

MOCA Fund for Exhibitions

The MOCA Fund for Exhibitions provides annual support for MOCA’s innovative curatorial program. Gifts to the MOCA Fund for Exhibitions directly support the presentation of exhibitions and related public programs at MOCA’s two Los Angeles sites, featuring installations from MOCA’s Permanent Collection, thematic group shows, and solo-shows by leading contemporary artists.

For more information on how to become a MOCA Fund for Exhibitions donor, please contact Asa Hursh (ahursh@moca.org or 323/400-2323).

Acquisitions Groups

MOCA has three acquisitions groups, Acquisition and Collection Committee, Emerging Art Fund, and Drawings and Photography Committee, for those individuals interested in taking an active role in fostering the growth of our world-renowned permanent collection.  Members make a lasting impact on MOCA’s legacy by raising funds for acquisitions while hearing from the director and curators about artists that are a priority for presentation and collection by the museum. In addition to acquisitions meetings, programs include studio and private collection visits, and annual acquisitions groups celebration with MOCA’s executive leadership. In order to be eligible to participate, all members also support MOCA as Leadership Circle donors.

For more information on the different ways to get involved through MOCA’s acquisitions groups, please contact Asa Hursh (ahursh@moca.org or 323/400-2323).

Projects Council

Founded in 1986, The MOCA Projects Council is a fundraising support council at the Museum of Contemporary Art. All funds raised through membership dues and other fundraising activities support MOCA’s education programs, including Contemporary Art Start, MOCA Teen Program and Sunday Studio. The council also helps to underwrite one significant exhibition at MOCA each year. Council members are required to maintain a MOCA membership at the MOCA Associate level ($375) or higher and enjoy all the benefits of membership at this level.   

For more information or to join the Projects Council, please contact Christopher Mangum-James, Senior Advancement Associate, Philanthropic Programs at cmangumjames@moca.org.

Program Support

Supporting MOCA’s award-winning exhibitions and educational programs offers individuals opportunities to get more deeply involved in furthering the museum’s mission to present and share the artists of our time with the widest possible audiences here in Los Angeles and beyond.

For more information on opportunities to support MOCA’s programs, please contact Asa Hursh (ahursh@moca.org or 323/400-2323).

Supporting MOCA in your Will

Consider supporting MOCA through a planned gift, which leaves a lasting legacy for you, the museum and the communities we serve for generations to come. Planned gifts offer numerous tax benefits and it’s as simple as including MOCA in your estate planning through bequests in your will or living trust, charitable annuities, or designating the museum as a beneficiary of retirement plan or life insurance policy.

For more information on planned giving at MOCA, please contact Asa Hursh (ahursh@moca.org or 323/400-2323).

Gifts of Art

Gifts of Art can be donated to MOCA during your lifetime or by bequest in your will. If you are considering donating an artwork to the museum, please contact Asa Hursh (ahursh@moca.org or 323/400-2323).