The LACMA Art Plus Film Gala event was held on the 2nd of November 2019 with the event being hosted by Italian luxury fashion house Gucci. Moreover, the event was attended by many of the United States’ richest and most famous people, so it is definitely the place to be if you are looking it is noticed.
The event is used to celebrate the freedom of expression of humanity through art that is displayed in media, fashion, paintings and music. Dear reader, in this article we are going to explore this one of a kind event with you by expanding your knowledge with all the hard to find information.
Where Is the LACMA Art & Film Gala Held?
The event is named after the Los Angeles County Museum Of Art, and it is in one of halls of this museum that this gala is held. LACMA is one of California’s biggest art museums, with currently over 150,000 pieces of art stored and displayed by the non-profit organization.
This venue was founded in the year 1910 thanks to charitable donations by notable entrepreneurs Howard F. Ahmanson, Anna Arnold and Bart Lytton who together donated $2 million which is over $50 million in today’s money thanks to inflation. In 1965, the museum had outgrown its current location and the charitable trust that operates the museum decided to build a new museum in a new location that has since being built has been expanded many times, but has until now remained in same place.
Since the early 20th century, the pieces of art that this gallery accepts have greatly expanded, with pieces of work containing nudity starting to be accepted in the 1960’s and graffiti exhibitions starting in the 1970’s.
Apart from hosting exhibitions, the facility is also acts as a center of the community with small concerts and movie premieres costing being hosted at the many massive halls that make up this building. Furthermore, in the latest expansion of the building in 2011, there were facilities for educational use created for the local communities in Los Angeles as well as multiple shops and cafes being built.
The LACMA venue is well known for constantly being under construction at least once a decade with the world’s best architects being chosen to renovated different parts of the gallery to better fit the contemporary society and world around it.
Who Are the Biggest Celebrities That Attended This Gala?
A large part of the biggest celebrities in the United States attend this event, it is a very popular event due to the fact that it is a non-profit event that is raising money for charity and provides assistance to people in the local communities who want to break into the art world. The event is particularly popular with the African-American community, and a lot of well-known rappers attend the event every year.
Tyler the Creator, a California and one of the world’s most successful rappers with the majority of his songs charting in the Billboard 200 and also with multiple Billboard chart topping releases. Tyler is a very creative individual who has many artistic personas that he releases music under.
At the event were present Ricky Martin, Zoe Saldana, Brie Larson.
Billie Eilish, despite being still a teenager Eilish has been one of the most successful musical artists of 2018 and 2019 with her career taking off when she was just 15. She is also known as being a fashion icon, with many of her unique style choices igniting trends around the world.
Naomi Elaine Campbell, is an English model, actress, and businesswoman.
John Legend, a living angel known for his beautiful songs, Legend is also one of the first black man to have won an Oscar, a Grammy, an Emmy and a Tony while being alive.
Will Ferrell, arguably the most well-known comedy actor in the world who is also a California native. Ferrell is a well-known philanthropist in California who supports a number of art initiatives, as well as being an investor in Los Angeles FC.
Jared Leto, although being in the state of Louisiana, Leto has spent the majority of his life in Los Angeles thanks to his acting and singing career that has seen him starring in movies such as ‘Fight Club’, ‘Suicide Squad’ and ‘Chapter 27’.
What Is the Aim of the LACMA Gala?
There are a couple aims that the organizers of the LACMA gala are trying to achieve since the gala began in the 2011. The main aim as stated by the events official website is to ‘shore up support from the leaders of Hollywood’. Which means that the gala has the aim of building relationships with influential figures in the biggest movie and music hub currently in the world.
However, all the tens of thousands charged per individual ticket go towards funding the non-for profit art gallery that apart from storing some of the world’s most priceless pieces of art, they also support the local community, but offering them an otherwise hard to get opportunity to show their artistic talents to a panel of leading arts critiques.