What LACMA is doing for our city is so important...
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2014
On one night each year, the art, film, fashion, and entertainment industries come together at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) for the Art+Film Gala, an event hosted in support of the museum’s Art+Film Education Initiative. The fourth annual Gala will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014.
LACMA’s Art+Film Education Initiative recognizes “the presence and power of media in contemporary art and mainstream cultural production,” and in turn works to enhance the Los Angeles community’s visual and media literacy through programs that include educator development, in-school workshops, and a mobile film lab.
“We’ve seen so many funding cuts, to arts programs, and to after-school activities. What LACMA is doing for our city is so important,” said Aaron Lager, Managing Director at The James & Paula Coburn Foundation. “The 2014 Art+Film Gala further illustrates the Museum’s commitment and dedication to the public, and to self expression. JPCF is honored and excited to attend.”
Co-chaired by Los Angeles County Museum of Art trustee Eva Chow and actor Leonardo DiCaprio, the Gala, presented by Gucci, will honor artist Barbara Kruger and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. Past Art+Film Gala honorees have included the artists John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha, as well as filmmakers Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, and Stanley Kubrick.
For more information, or for ticket and table sales inquiries, visit http://www.lacma.org/event/2014-artfilm-gala-0
Since its inception in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography, in addition to representing Los Angeles's uniquely diverse population. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract over a million visitors annually. The Art+Film Education Initiative LACMA offers both students and teachers hands-on opportunities to use technology for personal expression. Informed by the works of art in the galleries, the offerings help cultivate media literacy through looking, analyzing, and making.
Situated in Hancock Park on over 20 acres in the heart of Los Angeles, LACMA is located between the ocean and downtown.
About the James & Paula Coburn Foundation
The James and Paula Coburn Foundation (JPCF) is a tax-exempt private foundation that supports charitable organizations devoted to the arts and sciences. The mission of the JPCF is to sustain and develop the Coburns’ legacy, as bequeathed to the LA Philharmonic, the LA County Museum of Art, KCET Community Television, the Motion Picture & Television Fund, and Operation Smile, in addition to, charities involved in the conduct of treatments or cures for cancer and the care of indigent cancer patients. The foundation is committed to upholding the Coburns’ dedication to local and international advancement through music, art, and education, as well as, physical and spiritual health.
The JPCF is organized as a 501(c)3 charitable trust and operates its main office in Los Angeles, California.