Thursday, April 28, 2011

LAMAG Benefit Auction: Sunday, May 1st · 3-6 PM

The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Founded and opened in 1954, its mission is to promote, interpret, and present the art of emerging, mid career, and established artists from culturally diverse Southern California but also showcases art from other parts of the world that is of relevance to the people of the City of Los Angeles. Its 10,000 square foot venue offers a dramatic exhibition space for large thematic group exhibitions that represent the current endeavors of area artists as well as exhibitions of work by individuals who have made a significant contribution to art in Los Angeles in particular and Southern California at large. The curatorial focus of the Gallery includes painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, design, video, sound, electronic, performance, and installation works. Its principal mandates have been to enhance the exhibition programs, promote visitor understanding and appreciation of art through the education program, and to insure the Gallery’s accessibility and involvement with City-wide audiences and the surrounding immigrant communities.

This Sunday, an Auction and Reception featuring more than 100 artists' work will benefit the Gallery to insure LAMAG's legacy and its bright future.

La Luz de Jesus Gallery is a proud sponsor and supporter of this event, which includes affordable works from John Baldessari, Sandow Birk and a hundred or so others. Access the auction preview here.

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