Los Angeles County Museum of Art Hosts Gala

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) hosted its second annual Art+Film Gala on Saturday, October 27, honoring artist Ed Ruscha and filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. Co-chaired by actor Leonardo DiCaprio and LACMA Trustee Eva Chow, the evening brought together 550 international guests from the worlds of art and design, entertainment, fashion, and music, among others. The evening raised over $3.5 million, with proceeds going to support LACMA’s initiative to make film more central to the museum’s curatorial programming, while also funding LACMA’s broader mission. This includes its film program as well as exhibitions, acquisitions, and educational programming, in addition to screenings that explore the intersection of art and film. The 2012 Art+Film Gala was made possible with the generous support of Gucci.

In addition to being honored at the gala, both Ruscha and Kubrick also have exhibitions on view at the museum. Ed Ruscha: Standard is on view through January 21, while Stanley Kubrick opens to the public on November 1 and will be on view through June 30. – www.lacma.org