Emerson Woelffer
Blind Episode, 1985
46 x 35 inches
Acrylic and oil stick on canvas
Gift of Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller, LLP
© Emerson Woelffer





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.

Education Programs

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.



Michael Goldberg
Untitled, 1998
Pastel and oil on paper
20 x 22 inches
Gift of Lynn Umlauf, Estate of Michael Goldberg
© Estate of Michael Goldberg



Major and Planned Gifts (for UAM)

The University Art Museum depends on private donations for support of its art collection development, capital improvements as well as endowing curatorial and educational programs. Your gift can be made now or over time with the creation of a gift plan.

There are two funds which need your support:

•The University Art Museum Program Endowment. Your gift of $25,000 or more can create an immediate named permanent fund that will support continuing programs for years to come.

•You can permanently endow a position in the Student Fellows Program. A (Your Name) Endowed Student Fellow can be established for $125,000 for an annual one−semester permanent fellowship or $250,000 for an annual two−semester permanent fellowship.

Not all gifts need to be made with immediate cash. Gifts that arrive in the future are called planned gifts. You might wish to consider establishing your endowment with a gift from your will our trust. To learn more about ways you can give, including gifts that can provide you secure income for the rest of your life while still supporting UAM.

The University Art Museum accepts gifts of artwork, subject to prior staff review. Gifts of artwork may be tax deductible provided that certain requirements are met. To learn more about giving artwork, please contact the UAM Director Kimberli Meyer at (562)985−7606.

If you would like to speak to someone about creating a personal giving plan, please call the CSULB Office of Gift Planning at (562) 985−5489. To learn more about creating a cash endowment, call the College of the Arts Development Office at (562) 985−7835.

Michelle Fierro
Attachments, 1996
Acrylic and paper on canvas
20 x 22 inches
Gift of Michael O. & Sirje Helder Gold in Memory of their Son Maximilian Arnold Gold
© Michelle Fierro


Invest in the next generation of educators, arts professionals, and cultured citizens. Help support the exhibition and education programs at the UAM that serve both the students of CSULB and the K−12 classes in our community. Exhibitions and outreach programs are free to all CSULB students and K−12 classes attending programs at the museum. Students learn about the breadth and variety of contemporary art and see projects that cross boundaries between visual arts, technology, science, music, and popular culture. Students participate in gallery tours, panels, workshops, and special events. University students, serving in positions and as interns, help shape museum programs that are presented to the public.

Partner Benefits

Corporate Partners receive recognition and opportunities for managers and employees to become involved in the museum’s remarkable exhibitions and education programs. Benefits include complimentary family admission, invitations to VIP receptions, and the opportunity to rent the museum for private company events.

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