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LACMA’s 12th Annual Art+Film Gala Honors Judy Baca and David Fincher and Raises More than $5 Million.

More than 650 Notable Guests Attended the Event, Co-chaired by Eva Chow and Leonardo DiCaprio, Presented by Gucci.

Los Angeles, Calif. —The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) hosted its 12th annual Art+Film Gala on November 4, 2023, honoring artist Judy Baca and filmmaker David Fincher and featuring a special performance by Lenny Kravitz.

More than 650 notable guests from the art, film, fashion, and entertainment industries attended the event, which was co-chaired by LACMA trustee Eva Chow and Leonardo DiCaprio with Gucci Creative Director Sabato De Sarno as the Gala Host Committee Chair.

This year’s gala raised more than $5 million to support LACMA’s efforts to make film more central to the museum’s curatorial programming, as well as LACMA’s broader mission. Gucci, which has partnered with LACMA since the first Art+Film Gala in 2011, returned as presenting sponsor of this year’s event. Electric vehicle transportation and additional support was provided by Audi.

LACMA Art + Technology Lab Announces 2023 Grant Recipients.

(Los Angeles, CA—July 27, 2023) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2023 Art + Technology grants: Patty Chang and David Kelley; Tristan Duke; Haleigh Nickerson; and Gala Porras-Kim. The grant recipients selected for 2023 will explore deep sea mining; examine the intersection of high-tech imaging, neutrino astronomy, and glaciology; revive the Sojourner Mars rover; and respond to institutional cataloging systems. 

LACMA Announces the Election of 11 New Trustees Since 2020.

Trustee Donations to Building LACMA Propel the Capital Campaign to 98 percent Completion.

(Los Angeles—March 7, 2023) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is pleased to announce that 11 new members have been elected to its board of trustees since 2020: H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Jon Brooks, Susan Hess, Boojin Lee, Cheech Marin, Ashley Merrill, Rich Paul, Lionel Richie, Jim Tananbaum, Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, and Jeff Yabuki. 

LACMA’s board of trustees have played a central role in the Building LACMA campaign. Collectively, the board has pledged $330 million to date, making it the largest contributor to the historic public-private partnership. As of March 2023, the capital campaign has reached the $736 million level, bringing it to 98% of its $750 million goal. 

Construction of the David Geffen Galleries reaches 50 percent completion with $700 million raised toward the campaign. 

Los Angeles, Calif. – (October 13, 2022) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announced today that construction of the David Geffen Galleries, the museum’s new building for the permanent collection, is now 50 percent complete.

Progress since the start of construction in 2020 has included the installation of 1,500 deep foundation piles and seismic base isolators, construction of foundations and basements and above-grade walls and decks. This fall, temporary falsework will be installed to support construction of the portion of the building that spans Wilshire Boulevard. Completion of construction is projected for late 2024.

The museum is also pleased to announce that the campaign has reached $700 million of its $750 million goal. Los Angeles County’s contribution toward the building was $125 million, with the balance of funding from private philanthropy. As part of this unprecedented public-private partnership, this landmark County-owned building will be 80% paid for by private donations.

LACMA Art + Technology Lab Announces 2022 Grant Recipients

Los Angeles, Calif. –  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2022 Art + Technology grants. The grant awards include monetary and in-kind support for projects that engage emerging technologies.

LACMA issued the 2022 Request for Proposals in December 2021, and the museum received over 600 submissions. The grant recipients selected for 2022 will explore the materialization of microscopic imaging technology, the distributive properties of mycelium networks, artificial intelligence, and relationships between diverse fields of research and the inquiries of contemporary artists.

LACMA’s Art + Technology Lab and its artist projects benefit from the experience and expertise of an advisory board composed of leading innovators across a variety of technological industries, who help drive the conversation around how museums will engage new technologies. Advisory board members include Hyundai, Snap Inc., SpaceX, and Google, as well as individual artists and technologists.

LACMA Presents ‘Objects of Desire: Photography and the Language of Advertising,’ Sept. 4 – Dec. 18, 2022.

(Los Angeles, CA—June 27, 2022) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Objects of Desire: Photography and the Language of Advertising, an exhibition exploring the artistic appropriation of advertising techniques by photography-based artists whose innovations expanded the possibilities for photography as creative expression.

The exhibition is curated by Rebecca Morse, Curator, Wallis Annenberg Photography Department.

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