The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has announced that its 2019 “Art+Film Gala” will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, and will honor artist Betye Saar and filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón.
LACMA trustee Eva Chow and actor Leonardo DiCaprio have championed the museum’s film initiatives since 2011, and they continue those efforts as gala co-chairs.
“Betye Saar is one of the most significant artists working today, and one who boldly addresses issues of race, gender, and spirituality,” said LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan. “Born in Los Angeles and having sustained a career over seven decades here, Saar has only begun to receive the international acclaim her work deserves. LACMA has exhibited her work since 1972. This fall, we are thrilled to present ‘Betye Saar: Call and Response,’ an exhibition that will reveal the artist’s sketchbooks, an important part of her creative process that has never before been shown publicly, and their relation to her finished works.”
“We are also thrilled to honor acclaimed filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón,” Govan added. “Cuarón tells beautiful and stirring stories of humanity and how we relate to one another, from his early films ‘The Little Princess’ and ‘Y Tu Mamá También,’ to his recent work including ‘Gravity’ and last year’s ‘Roma,’ which was as personal as it was universal. Earlier this year, LACMA exhibited stills from ‘Roma’ that not only highlighted Cuarón’s incredible skill in pictorial composition, but also connected deeply and personally to so many museum visitors.”
LACMA is located at 5905 Wilshire Blvd. For information and gala tickets, call (323)857-4770, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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