LACMA’s Art+Film Gala Raised More Than $4.5 Million

LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan, wearing Gucci; honoree Catherine Opie, wearing Gucci; and Katherine Ross, wearing Gucci, attend 2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Catherine Opie and Guillermo del Toro presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA)

LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan, wearing Gucci; honoree Catherine Opie, wearing Gucci; and Katherine Ross, wearing Gucci, attend 2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Catherine Opie and Guillermo del Toro presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA)

The Gucci-sponsored gala brought Hollywood and museum world closer. The event, which gathered over 850 stylish guest helped raise funds for the museum and celebrate this year’s honorees— artist Catherine Opie and filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, both embodying the blurring of boundaries between creative communities and breaking of barriers.

The A-list event, co-chaired by LACMA trustees Eva Chow and Leonardo DiCaprio, raised a record amount of money to support the museum’s film initiatives, future exhibitions, acquisitions, and programming.

Kiki Layne, wearing Gucci, attends 2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Catherine Opie and Guillermo del Toro presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for LACMA)

Kiki Layne, wearing Gucci, attends 2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Catherine Opie and Guillermo del Toro presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for LACMA)

Dave Grohl performs onstage during 2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Catherine Opie and Guillermo del Toro presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for LACMA)

Dave Grohl performs onstage during 2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Catherine Opie and Guillermo del Toro presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for LACMA)

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