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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 joining Leadership Circle, please contact Christopher Mangum-James, Senior Advancement Associate, Philanthropic Programs at

    • Invitations to VIP exhibition previews and receptions 
    • Invitations to private exhibition walkthroughs led by a MOCA curator 
    • Invitations to intimate gallery visits and receptions 
    • Priority access to MOCA public programs 
    • Free admission for up to four adults 
    • Unlimited free admission for all household members under the age of 18 
    • Reciprocal membership benefits at over 900 museums through the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM), Museum Alliance Reciprocal Membership, and Modern and Contemporary Reciprocal Members programs 
    • Five complimentary MOCA VIP passes 
    • Two complimentary exhibition catalogues selected by MOCA 
    • A one year subscription to Los Angeles magazine 
    $1,380 is tax deductible
  • all previously listed benefits, plus:

    • Opportunity to travel to cultural destinations within the United States alongside MOCA curators 
    • Invitations to attend studio visits and private collection tours 
    • Special access to major domestic art fairs 
    • Presale privileges for Benefit tickets 
    • Five additional complimentary MOCA VIP passes 
    $4,285 is tax deductible
  • all previously listed benefits, plus:

    • Concierge services provided by dedicated MOCA staff member 
    • Invitation to the annual Director’s Party 
    • Invitation to the annual Exhibition Preview Presentation with MOCA’s Director and curators 
    • Invitation to the MOCA Partners’ annual reception hosted by a MOCA Trustee 
    • Opportunity to travel to international cultural destinations alongside MOCA curators 
    • Special access to major international art fairs 
    • Recognition on the annual donor wall on view at MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA 
    • An additional complimentary exhibition catalogue selected by MOCA 
    • Five additional complimentary MOCA VIP passes 
    $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 ( 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 ( 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

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 ( 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 ( 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 ( or 323/400-2323).