We serve the campus and the community thanks to numerous grants, gifts, and contributions. The university provides funds for salaries and some building maintenance. The staff of the UAM must raise all of our program funds. Your gifts insure that we can provide our signature thought−provoking exhibitions, outreach programs to the Long Beach community, and training opportunities for the next generation of educators, artists, and arts professionals.
It is the enthusiasm and support of all our friends and supporters that encourages us to create and present groundbreaking contemporary art projects.
There are many ways to give—outright gifts of cash; stocks and bonds; real estate; purchase of items from our wish list; purchase of artwork for the collection; in addition to the gift of your time as a volunteer. An easy way to make a contribution is to follow the link below to our online contributions page. Your gift will go directly to the UAM.
You can direct your gift to any of the many museum programs.
You can choose to support one of our exhibitions or a year’s program. We look for funds to cover installation costs, airline tickets for visiting artists, honoraria for special speakers, catalogue publication, banners, advertising, and framing/construction of displays, to name a few items.
We offer numerous education programs that enhance understanding of our exhibitions and the broad spectrum of contemporary art. You can choose to support one of our outreach programs to K−12 schools; workshops, panels, and gallery speakers; printed materials; art supplies; publicity; and special events.
Student Assistants and Fellowships
Students play an important role in museum operations. We offer a range of student experiences in every museum department, which will enhance their career opportunities. We provide training in basic office procedures, exhibition installation, research, grant writing, museum practices, collections management, and gallery touring, to name a few learning opportunities. You can choose to support student assistant salaries for a day, a week, a special program, or a full year.