50 for 50: Gifts on the Occasion of LACMA's Anniversary

Resnick Pavilion
April 26, 2015–September 13, 2015

In just 50 years, LACMA has established itself as a world-class museum with one of the strongest encyclopedic collections in the world. The more than 120,000 objects that make up LACMA's holdings are due to the generosity of donors. For the museum's 50th anniversary, that spirit of generosity continues with this exhibition. 

50 for 50 will be the first presentation of a selection of highlights from the recent, historic bequest of A. Jerrold Perenchio, a collection of masterpieces from the 19th and 20th centuries by artists including Edgar Degas, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Edouard Vuillard, and others. Spanning centuries and cultures, the exhibition features gifts from more than 25 generous donors. Masterpieces on view include works by Claude Monet, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, and Andy Warhol as well as art from Africa and decorative arts.

This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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All exhibitions at LACMA are underwritten by the LACMA Exhibition Fund. Major annual support is provided by Kitzia and Richard Goodman, with generous annual funding from Janet Chann and Michael Irwin in memory of George Chann, Emily and Teddy Greenspan, Jenna and Jason Grosfeld, and Lenore and Richard Wayne.

Image: Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, The Virgin with the Host, 1860, promised gift of Lynda and Stewart Resnick in honor of the museum’s 50th anniversary.


Two Marilyns
Andy Warhol
Jake, Our Best.
Sam Doyle
At the Café-Concert: The Song of the Dog
Edgar Degas
Baga Serpent Headdress
Baga People, Republic of Guinea
Mid-Twentieth Century

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