LACMA Announces Eight New Acquisitions During the 33rd Annual Collectors Committee Weekend

(Los Angeles, April 14, 2019)—­­The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announces the addition of eight new acquisitions during the museum’s 33rd annual Collectors Committee fundraiser. The annual Collectors Committee Weekend—led for the 10th year 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 81 voting members raised over $2.4 million. The 2019 event was generously sponsored by Cartier for the second year in a row.

“I’m so thrilled by the success of this year’s Collectors Committee,” said Ann Colgin. “Over its 33-year history, the event has added 236 works of art to LACMA’s collection and it would not be possible without the support of many people. My thanks go to the incredible Friday evening hosts, chefs, and vintners who prepared memorable dining experiences; to the curators for their thoughtful acquisition selections; and of course, to the committee members.”

“Collectors Committee is one of our most exciting fundraising events of the year, because all proceeds benefit the growth of LACMA’s permanent collection,” said LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan. “With a collection that is global in scope, LACMA strives to present a multitude of art histories from a variety of viewpoints. In that spirit, we are pleased that all proposed acquisitions this year were by female artists ranging from the 15th century to today, aligning with the museum’s commitment to further diversify its holdings.”