LACMA at Forty: Gifts in Honor of the Museum’s Anniversary
This year, LACMA celebrates its fortieth anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, an exhibition of works of art given or promised to the museum in honor of its first four decades will take place from February 24th to April 16th, 2006. “LACMA at 40” is, above all, a celebration of the art of giving, and it honors in equal measure the museum and its generous, and essential, donors. While only a fraction of the many exceptional gifts the museum received in 2005 can be exhibited, a selective tour of these gives a sense of the diversity and quality of fortieth-year gifts, reflecting LACMA’s many areas of collecting. This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Image: Robert Henri, Spanish Dancer-Seviliana (Dancer with Castanets), 1904, oil on canvas, promised gift of Abby and Alan D. Levy, photo courtesy of Abby and Alan D. Levy.