Each year, a distinguished group of donors contributes directly to the enrichment of LACMA’s permanent collection through participation in the Collectors Committee. Members contribute $15,000, or $30,000 for Benefactor Level membership, or $60,000 for Angel Level membership. All membership money will go directly to a pooled fund that gives Collectors Committee members the privilege of helping make acquisitions for the museum.
Among the benefits that Collectors Committee members enjoy are behind-the-scenes workshops, a dinner at a private home with celebrity chef and vintner, a private collection viewing, informative presentations about the works of art proposed for acquisition, all culminating in an exciting gala dinner and voting. Through a series of ballots, works chosen by the members become part of LACMA’s permanent collection. Members often contribute additional funds at the evening gala to purchase works of art for the collection.
During the twenty-two years of the Collectors Committee’s existence, and thanks to the generosity of all of our members, the Collectors Committee has provided the museum 157 works of art, with purchases totaling more than $16 million. Today the overall value of these works is estimated at more than $75 million.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Collectors Committee, or would like more information, please contact Rachel Zelaya at 323 857-4798 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the 2011 Collectors Committee.