Tuesday 24 April 2007

Hey big spenders

An engrossing article published in the Los Angeles Times over the weekend documented the annual LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) Collectors Committee spend up.

At the annual gathering - a 'weekend gala' - members of the Collectors Committee (minmum membership $15,000 per year, with a new $5,000 category for under 40s, to encourage younger philanthropists) are wooed by LACMA curators, each promoting a potential work for the permanent collection. Following two private viewings, a round of powerpoint presentations and a big dinner, a voting marathon ensues.

Fun and funds with LACMA's Collectors Committee - Suzanne Muchnic

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