Becoming a member is one of the most exciting ways to support the Israel Museum. You not only contribute to the Museum, but you also gain access to a range of exclusive benefits including invitations to special events, lectures, and other private gatherings. There are a wide range of membership levels and benefits, see which one suits you the most below.
Over forty families and foundations from around the world support the Museum at this level and provide the financial stability the Museum needs to proceed with its mission with confidence.
This prestigious category offers donors the chance to sponsor a week of subsidized entrance for children, students, senior citizens, soldiers, and people with disabilities. Guardians' names are posted at the main entrance to the Museum during their sponsored week and are published in the local press as well as the annual Israel Museum Journal. Guardian members enjoy invitations to select events, lectures and IMJ openings in the United States.
By joining the Contemporary Art Acquisitions Committee (CAAC) members will have the opportunity to support the growth of the Israel Museum's Contemporary Art Department through the purchase of contemporary works of art. Members are invited to several exclusive art events in private homes and artist studios throughout the year. The season culminates each spring in the voting meeting with the Israel Museum’s Chief Curator of the Fine Arts. Since its inception in 1999, the Acquisitions Committee has raised over $4 million, for the purchase of more than 100 cutting edge works of art for the collection.
The mission of the West Coast Acquisitions Committee (WCAC) is to support the growth of the Israel Museum’s permanent collections through the purchase of works for four departments: Architecture and Design, Contemporary Art, Photography, and Prints and Drawings. For those in Los Angeles, membership in the WCAC is the most active and intimate way to be involved with the Israel Museum. Each year, the WCAC visits private collections and goes behind the scenes of the LA art world with curators and specialists with events that are educational as well as social. The culmination of the WCAC year is the annual selection meeting with the Israel Museum’s Chief Curator of the Fine Arts.
Members of this international organization support the daily operations of the Museum. Patrons' names are published in the annual Israel Museum Journal and members enjoy invitations to select events, lectures, and IMJ openings in the United States.
The Associates is a group of young supporters who share an interest in art and a commitment to Israel. The Associates sponsor a varied calendar of events throughout the year in conjunction with artists, collectors, curators, and gallerists. Contributions generated by the Associates are allocated for children's activities at the Ruth Youth Wing and for the Associates' art acquisitions fund, which allows members to participate in voting to acquire one or more new works to be given to the Museum.
For donors in their twenties and early thirties, the Associates produce an annual calendar of social and cultural events that provide exclusive access to the LA art scene – to private collectors, top curators, and contemporary artists.
For our friends across the United States who help us sustain the strength of our Museum by supporting their local friends group. Supporting friends will be invited to one or more annual events in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Miami, San Francisco, or Seattle.