The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) hosts the inaugural Art + Film Gala honoring actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood and artist John Baldessari at LACMA on Saturday, November 5, 2011. The evening included a special performance by singer-songwriter and music legend Stevie Wonder. The event is co-chaired by actor Leonardo DiCaprio and LACMA Trustee Eva Chow.
Proceeds from the gala will be used to support LACMA’s initiative to make film more central to the museum’s curatorial programming, while also funding LACMA’s broader mission. This will include the newly reinvigorated film program led by Film Independent’s Elvis Mitchell, as well as exhibitions, acquisitions, and educational programming, in addition to screenings that explore the intersection of art and film.
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 05: Co-chair Leonardo DiCaprio and honoree Clint Eastwood attend LACMA Art + Film Gala Honoring Clint Eastwood and John Baldessari Presented By Gucci at Los Angeles County Museum of Art on November 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/Getty Images for LACMA)
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