Monday, December 6, 2021

Photos from the LACMA glam gala: From Lil Nas X to Jeff Bezos, the star crowd

The 10th Art + Film Gala at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art kicked off Saturday night with nearly 700 guests including Jared Leto, Lil Nas X, Miley Cyrus, Jake Gyllenhaal, Aquafina, Diane Keaton and Billie Eilish. an emerald green carpet street plaza where a DJ plays an energetic mix of Motown, 80s reggae and pop, and dances continue for an hour of cocktails.

It was a celebration of the evening’s laureates, artists Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley and director Steven Spielberg, as well as the premiere at the museum of two major exhibitions: The Obama Portrait Tour and Portraits of Black Americans. It was also a reunion of the art community that had survived a protracted pandemic. And it was a celebration of the changes taking place in the museum world, as 95-year-old artist Betje Saar put it.

Kehinde Vili at the 10th LACMA Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles.

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“It’s time for museums to show more works by black artists,” Saar said of the portrait exhibition that was on display to visitors and included her work. “This show is important because it points to it.”

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Several dozen artists at the exhibition, which showcases about 150 works were in attendance, mostly from the permanent collection of the museum, including Mark Bradford, Hank Willis Thomas, Kalida Rawls, Tourmaline, Shinik Smith, Glenn Kaino and Tavares Strachan.

Lil Nas X attends the LACMA Art + Film gala.

Lil Nas X attends the 10th LACMA Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles.

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During dinner, 66-year-old Richard Wyatt Jr., whose work is also on display, echoed Saar’s opinion.

“It wasn’t easy being a black artist in the 70s, and now it’s much more inclusive in museums,” he said. “We have paths, but we’ll get there.”

Museum Director Michael Govan said the evening, which was organized Leonardo DiCaprio and LACMA trustee Eva Chou, who raised $ 5 million for the museum, were sort of an outlet.

“It’s about art,” he said before the performance of singer Celeste after dinner. “But it’s also about bringing everyone together – it’s all back to life.”

Here is another photo from the evening.

Salma Hayek at the 10th LACMA Art + Film gala.

Salma Hayek at the 10th LACMA Art + Film gala.

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Miley Cyrus attended the 10th LACMA Art + Film Gala.

Miley Cyrus attended the 10th LACMA Art + Film Gala.

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Dakota Johnson at the 10th LACMA Art + Film Gala.

Dakota Johnson at the 10th LACMA Art + Film Gala.

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Niecy Nash at the 10th LACMA Art + Film Gala.

Niecy Nash.

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Ava DuVernet attended the 10th LACMA Art + Film gala.

Ava DuVernay.

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    Jared Leto at the 10th LACMA Art + Film Gala.

Jared Leto has his own camera at the gala.

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Serena Williams poses for photographers at the 10th LACMA Art + Film gala while husband Alexis Ohanian watches her.

Serena Williams poses for photographers while husband Alexis Ohanian (right) watches.

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"Squid games" actors Lee Jong Jae and Park Hae Soo, creator Hwang Dong Hyuk, producer Kim Ji Young and actor Lee Byung Hoon.

“The Squid Game” came to the gala: from left to right: Actor Lee Jong Jae, Actor Park Hae Soo, Series Creator Hwang Dong Hyuk, Executive Producer Kim Ji Young, and Actor Lee Byung Hun.

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Paris Hilton at the 10th LACMA Art + Film Gala.

Paris Hilton.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jake Gyllenhaal attend the 10th LACMA Art + Film Gala.

Siblings Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal.

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Elle Fanning at the 10th LACMA Art + Film Gala.

Elle Fanning.

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24kGoldn and Addison Ray attend the 10th LACMA Art + Film Gala.

24kGoldn and Addison Ray.

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Reign Judge and Tyler the Creator attend the 10th LACMA Art + Film Gala.

The Royal Judge and Tyler the Creator.

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Dove Cameron attends the 10th LACMA Art + Film Gala.

Dove Cameron.

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Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez attend the 10th LACMA Art + Film Gala.

Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez at the gala.

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