Gala Also Sponsored By South Coast Plaza, The Renowned
Shopping Destination Co-Managed By Segerstrom
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Costa Mesa, CA)—On Sunday, October 14th, the Hammer Museum at UCLA held their annual gala in their outdoor courtyard to benefit the museum’s internationally acclaimed exhibitions and public programs. Grammy Award-nominated recording artist, Leon Bridges performed at the gala, which honored Margaret Atwood and Glenn Ligon, who received tributes by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon and social justice advocate, Bryan Stevenson. Elizabeth Segerstrom co-chaired the event with Solange Ferguson and Darren Star. The gala was also sponsored by South Coast Plaza, the renowned shopping destination located in Costa Mesa, CA, co-managed by Elizabeth Segerstrom.
An annual highlight of the Los Angeles cultural calendar, the Hammer Museum’s Gala in the Garden celebrates artists and icons who have made profound contributions to society through their work. Each year, proceeds from the gala provide essential support for all of the programs at the Hammer Museum, including landmark exhibitions, provocative public programs, and deeply rooted projects with young and emerging L.A. artists. The event of over 500 attendees including actors, artists, civic and cultural leaders, art collectors, designers and other high-profile art lovers raised $2.6M. High-profile attendees and supporters, included, Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers, Tom Ford, Zoe Saldana, Joel McHale, David LaChapelle and more. Elizabeth Segestrom’s personal guests included, Thom Mayne, artchitect of the new OCMA; co-founders of Turnaround Arts, friend Malissa Shriver and renowned architect, Frank Gehry; and friend Gloria Brandes,
The Hammer Museum is part of UCLA’s School of the Arts and Architecture. It offers exhibitions and collections that range from classic to contemporary art, as well as programs that bring about meaningful art and ideas. The exhibitions, permanent collections, and nearly 300 public programs annually—including lectures, film screenings, symposia, music performances, readings, and workshops for families—are all free to the public.
As someone who believes wholeheartedly in using the arts as a way to make a positive impact on the world, Elizabeth Segerstrom was honored to co-chair this year’s Hammer Museum Gala. Over a span of nearly two decades, Elizabeth Segerstrom’s philanthropic leadership has made an enormous impact on the cultural climate of Southern California. As an arts philanthropist, Segerstrom has been deeply involved in lending her name and her support to art related institutions such as Carnegie Hall, The Colburn Gala, the American Ballet Theatre and more.
About Elizabeth Segerstrom:
Elizabeth Segerstrom is a co-managing partner at South Coast Plaza, the renowned international shopping and dining destination in Costa Mesa, California. Her philanthropic leadership has made an enormous impact on the cultural climate of Southern California. Elizabeth shared her passion for the arts with her late husband, Henry T. Segerstrom, and continues to uphold his profound legacy in the arts institutions in which he was involved, including Segerstrom Center for the Arts, where she sits on the board of directors.
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