We believe that art has the power to change our community and our world.


For centuries Indigenous people have been silenced. We are dedicated to changing that.

Our programs and exhibitions amplify Indigenous voices and knowledge. The conversations we initiate in the museum change people’s ideas about race, Indigeneity, identity, privilege and history.

Join us in celebrating, preserving and sustaining Indigenous Australian art in the United States by becoming a member today.

“One feels the excitement of hearing an untold story.” – John Hope Franklin, recipient of the Kluge Prize


Your strong support empowers us to host Indigenous artists who are a long way from home and country, preserve our unique collection for generations to come and serve our community with free, dynamic programming.

Note: All gifts to Kluge-Ruhe result in a membership.

$25 Black Cockatoo

  • Free admission to Night at the Museum
  • Discounted tickets to concerts and events
  • Exclusive opportunities to meet visiting artists

$100 Sugar Glider
The above plus:

  • 10% discount in the Kluge-Ruhe gift shop
  • A complimentary copy of a Kluge-Ruhe Collection publication

$250 Wombat
The above plus:

  • Lunch with a visiting artist or scholar
  • Certificate for a free Kluge-Ruhe museum poster

$500 Koala
The above plus:

  • A private tour of the Kluge-Ruhe Collection for up to 10 people
  • 20% discount in the Kluge-Ruhe gift shop

$1,000 Dingo
The above plus:

  • Special invitations to dinner with the director and visiting artists
  • Invitations to curator-led travel opportunities

$2,500 Big Red Kangaroo
The above plus: