Wednesday, April 25, 2018

LACMA announces 10 new acquisitions during 32nd Annual Collectors Committee

Forest Spirit Figure, Nigeria, Ijo culture, Niger Delta, early 19th century, wood, charcoal, chalk, 87 x 19 x 19 in., Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of the Silver Family and the 2018 Collectors Committee, photo courtesy of Sotheby's, Inc. © 2017.
LOS ANGELES---The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announces the addition of 10 new acquisitions during the museum’s 32nd annual Collectors Committee fundraiser. The annual Collectors Committee Weekend—led by LACMA trustee, Collectors Committee Chair, and Acquisitions Committee Chair Ann Colgin—was a two-day affair, which included curator-led art presentations, private dinners at the homes of major LACMA supporters, and a gala dinner where members voted on artworks to add to the museum’s permanent collection. This year, the 96 voting members raised more than $3.1 million. The 2018 event was generously sponsored by Cartier. [More]