LACMA Announces New Acquisition Fund for Digital Art by Women Artists
(Los Angeles, CA—June 9, 2022) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announced today that it has launched a new fund to support the acquisition of digital artworks by women artists, an initiative spearheaded by philanthropist and entrepreneur Paris Hilton. This is the first acquisition fund Hilton has established for an art museum, as well as the first fund created at LACMA for digital art and among the first to focus on art by women.
Digital art has been an integral part of LACMA’s collections and programming since the 1960s. Building on the museum’s collection and programmatic strengths, this new acquisition fund intends to support diverse artist practices, including work with artificial intelligence, augmented reality, animation, graphics, multi-media installation, photography, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), performance, software, sound, and video art.