The future of the Los Angeles Center for Modern Art (LACMA) shines even brighter following the museum’s 4th annual Art + Film Gala that took place this past weekend. More than 600 notable guests walked the red carpet between the museum’s iconic antique streetlights to honor conceptual artist Barbara Kruger and Academy Award-winning director Quentin Tarantino.
Co-chaired by LACMA trustee Eva Chow and actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who continue to champion the museum’s commitment to honoring film alongside fine art, the evening brought together the industries of art, film, fashion, and entertainment.
“LACMA is the intersection of art and film in Los Angeles,” said Michael Govan, LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director, in a press release. “Barbara Kruger and Quentin Tarantino have both created indelible, unforgettable images which will spark imaginations for years to come.”
Guests included Amy Adams, Jamie Foxx, Cindy Crawford, Guy Oseary, and Kate Hudson, to name a few, who showed up to support LACMA’s mission to make film more central to its curatorial programming. Most of the celebrities were seen draped in Gucci gowns and suits, a nod to the luxury brand’s role as presenting sponsor for the event.
Following dinner prepared by Joachim Splichal of Patina and award presentations, attendees enjoyed a live performance by Boy George and Culture Club. The event raised $3.85 million with proceeds benefitting LACMA’s future exhibitions, film initiatives, acquisitions, and educational programming.