The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, October 23, 2014


LACMA Announces New Opportunity for Community to Support Film Program
King Kong was one of many classic films that screened at LACMA. Photo: EFE/UPI/yv
LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announced yesterday that it has developed a new membership opportunity, CineClub, to enable the community to convert the energy of its efforts to preserve weekend film programming into much-needed fundraising support. Money raised through CineClub, a $50 add-on to any level of LACMA membership, will help support film events, outreach, and efforts to increase overall awareness for the program. CineClub members will receive priority ticketing, seating, and admission as well as a subscription to a film e-newsletter. Memberships are available at http://www.lacma.org/support/cineclub.aspx, any LACMA Welcome Center, or by calling Membership Services at 323 857-6151.

The CineClub announcement comes on the heels of key donations last week from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Time Warner Cable, in partnership with Ovation TV, totaling $150,000, to extend film programming at LACMA through next summer. The gifts were a response to the museum’s decision to suspend the weekend portion of the program as part of a larger restructuring to address the program’s lack of donor support and diminishing audiences, and the desire to rebuild a more substantial and sustainable film department as a core curatorial program. The announcement also follows a meeting today between museum leadership and community activists who lobbied to preserve the film program.

In the meeting, LACMA Director Michael Govan encouraged signers of the “Restore LACMA's Film Program” petition, the majority of which are not members of the museum, to follow the example set by corporate donors by deepening their commitment to film programming via CineClub membership. Govan notes, “The creation of CineClub is directly related to the impassioned response of the public regarding film at LACMA. We hope the community will demonstrate its dedication to the program by joining us in this new support endeavor. It is imperative that we have financial support on all levels, from individual memberships to major corporate and private donations, in order to sustain long-term programming.”

In addition to yesterday’s meeting, Govan has recently convened with a wide range of film leaders, including Richard Schickel and Martin Scorsese, as well as key institutions concerned with film, to discuss the expansion and evolution of the program. The fall schedule, as conceived by Ian Birnie, follows, with more titles to be added as the program is confirmed and the connections made by the museum’s advisors solidify.





Today's News

September 3, 2009

Exhibition at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to Unlock the Secrets of Tomb 10A: Egypt 2000 BC

Wadsworth to Showcase First Rembrandts in Hartford Since 1940

Director Required for the New Canodrom Barcelona Contemporary Arts Centre

Allentown Art Museum Receives Major Gift from Peter Grippe Estate

Meadows School of the Arts Announces Launch of Meadows Prize

First UK Solo Show by the Highly Regarded Korean Artist Kimsooja to Open at Baltic

Blanton Museum of Art to Show the Petrobelli Altarpiece

LACMA Announces New Opportunity for Community to Support Film Program

National Gallery of Victoria Celebrates the 250th Anniversary of Wedgwood with Exhibition

Creative Collaboration: Major Arts Initiative Rolls Out Across Europe

The Glasgow School of Art and Historic Scotland Team Up to Laser Scan New Lanark

"Divine Kinship: Ancient Forms and Social Commentary, The Art of Jean Lacy" Opens at the Tyler Museum of Art

Exhibition to Feature Furniture and Architectural Elements by Four of the Most Important 20th Century Designers

Indianapolis Museum of Art Announces Fall 2009 Programming at The Toby

Latin America, World Leader in Metallic Heritage

New Religious Art Exhibition at Brigham Young University Museum Helps Visitors Explore 'Types and Shadows' of Christ

National Gallery of Art 2009 Film Program Enters Fall Season With Dynamic Line-Up Including D.C. Film Premieres

Ruth Reed Becomes First Female President of the Royal Institute of British Architects

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Image of a Christ without a beard, short hair and wearing a toga unearthed in Spain

2.- Giant mosaic unearthed in mysterious tomb in Amphipolis in northern Macedonia

3.- Bonhams sale of 18th century French decorative arts to benefit Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

4.- Paris flustered by erection of 'sex-toy' sculpture; Paul McCarthy slapped by a passer-by

5.- High art or vile pornography? Marquis de Sade explored in Orsay museum exhibition

6.- 'Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection' opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

7.- Greek culture minister says Elgin Marbles return a matter of 'global heritage'

8.- Vandals deflate Paris 'sex-toy' sculpture by American artist Paul McCarthy after outrage

9.- Exhibition at National Gallery in London explores Rembrandt's final years of painting

10.- 'Hans Memling: A Flemish Renaissance' opens at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site