The April 18, 2015, gala at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) celebrated the museum’s 50th anniversary, welcomed approximately 750 guests and raised $5 million. The proceeds will benefit the museum’s programming and acquisitions. The 50th Anniversary Gala was sponsored by Christie’s.
The 50th Anniversary Gala marked the debut of 50 for 50: Gifts on the Occasion of LACMA’s Anniversary in the Resnick Pavilion. With a focus on underscoring the diversity of transformative gifts promised to all curatorial areas of the museum, the artworks featured in 50 for 50 span many centuries and cultures.