LACMA’s Education and Outreach Fund provides the financial strength for our Education department as it develops and expands vital programming, devising new outreach strategies to meet the needs of the communities across Los Angeles.
In recent years, schools throughout Los Angeles have significantly trimmed arts education funding. LACMA has filled the void by committing over $1 million in funds toward education and outreach. LACMA reaches a wide audience, emphasizing underserved children, students, and their families. The Education department serves approximately 450,000 students and their families, whose demographics mirror those of Los Angeles County, each year.
LACMA is building on its successes to position the museum to have an even greater impact on future generations. Every person—every age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic level—deserves to call LACMA their museum. Through arts education, LACMA provides a toolkit for creative thinking, as well as for greater cultural awareness. Education sponsors at LACMA receive prominent recognition and acknowledgment through LACMA’s core education programs.
We are deeply grateful to the current supporters of this important initiative; whose generosity makes the museum’s education and outreach efforts possible. Major annual support is provided by the William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund for Arts Education, The Robert Kravis and Kimberly Kravis Foundation, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, the Margaret A. Cargill Arts Education Endowment, Nancy Seltzer, and Gloria Ricci Lothrop.