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Contemporary Council

The Contemporary Council brings together individuals interested in learning about and building a sense of community around international contemporary art, with an emphasis on Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Members have unique opportunities to view important private collections and meet curators, scholars, artists and other collectors. Membership dues directly support the Fowler’s contemporary art exhibitions and publications.

A General Membership or higher is a prerequisite for joining the Contemporary Council.

Individual $500

Dual $1,000

Benefits include:

  • Artist studio visits
  • Curator-led tours of contemporary art exhibitions at the Fowler and other museums
  • Special “behind the scenes” opportunities
  • Private exhibition receptions
  • Exclusive events that explore global art, food, theater, film, and dance
  • Fowler publications from contemporary art exhibitions
  • Invitations to in-person and online members-only events
  • Access to the Membership Program Portal
  • Priority seating at Fowler public programs
  • 10% discount at the Museum Store
  • All the benefits of your museum membership
  • Receive one complimentary appetizer or dessert at UCLA’s Plateia restaurant after purchasing one entrée

Membership is 100% tax-deductible

Membership Program Portal

This portal is designed for Fowler Members to access all virtual member-only programs at their leisure. We hope you will enjoy the programs, stay connected, learn, and feel inspired. Not a member? Join today!

Contact Us

Questions about membership?
Contact us: 310-206-0246 or

Join/renew by check or donor advised fund:
Make payable to “The UCLA Foundation” and indicate Contemporary Council Fund 63040O in the memo line.

Mail to:
The UCLA Foundation
PO Box 7145
Pasadena, CA 91109-9903

Wire transfer
Click here for UCLA’s wire transfer form.

Image: Studio visit with artist Kyungmi Shin, September 10, 2022. Photo by Kris Lewis.

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