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April 20, 2015

LACMA’s 50th Anniversary Gala

Armie Hammer & Elizabeth Chambers
Photo Credit: Stefanie Keenan
Barbra Streisand
Photo Credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for LACMA
Eric Garcetti & Jane Nathanson
Photo Credit: Chris Weeks
Michael Govan & Katherine Ross
Photo Credit: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for LACMA
Stewart Resnick & Lynda Resnick
Photo Credit: John Sciulli
Ann Colgin & Ed Ruscha
Photo Credit: John Sciulli
Will Ferrell & Viveca Paulin
Photo Credit: Stefanie Keenan
Liev Schreiber & Naomi Watts
Photo Credit: Stefanie Keenan
Willow Bay & Bob Iger
Photo Credit: Stefanie Keenan
Dustin Hoffman & Lisa Hoffman
Photo Credit: Stefanie Keenan
Anjelica Huston & Jerry Perenchio
Photo Credit: Stefanie Keenan
Liberty Ross
Photo Credit: Stefanie Keenan
Jim Carrey & Bettina Korek
Photo Credit: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA
Almine Ruiz-Picasso, DeWain Valentine & Jennifer Blei Stockman
Photo Credit: Stefanie Keenan
Jason Reitman & Liana Maeby
Photo Credit: Stefanie Keenan
Ryan Seacrest & Ben Silverman
Photo Credit: Stefanie Keenan

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) celebrated 50 years with a fundraising gala for 750 guests on Saturday, April 18. Co-hosted by LACMA trustees Ann Colgin, Jane Nathanson, and Lynda Resnick, the event raised $5 million to benefit museum programming and acquisitions. Attendees included notable artists and celebrity guests such as Dustin Hoffman, Will Ferrell, Hitoshi Abe, Ed Ruscha, Naomi Watts, and Barbara Streisand. The evening included dinner prepared by Joachim Splichal of Patina Restaurant, an aerial show by a Melbourne, Australia–based troupe called Strange Fruit, and a live performance by Seal, who sang hit songs such as “Crazy,” “Kiss From A Rose,” and new songs from his upcoming album. The gala also served as the launch of the museum’s exhibition, 50 for 50: Gifts on the Occasion of LACMA’s Anniversary (opening to the public on April 26), with various donated works such as a headdress sculpture from the Republic of Guinea and a painting dating to 1872 by Claude Monet.

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