LOS ANGELES — On November 2, 2019, Elizabeth Segerstrom attended the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s (LACMA) 9th Annual Art and Film Gala. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the western United States. Elizabeth Segerstrom was on the Host Committee for this year’s Gala. Both Henry and Elizabeth Segerstrom have been long time LACMA supporters.
The proceeds from the annual Art and Film Gala go toward sponsoring LACMA’s goal of making film the central part of the museum’s curatorial programming, while also funding LACMA’s broader mission. This involves acquisitions, exhibitions, and educational programming that look at the intersection of art and film.
Guests gathered at the LACMA to celebrate Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón and influential American artist Betye Saar. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and LACMA trustee Eva Chow were the co-chairs of this year’s Gala for the ninth year in a row. Guests of the LACMA’s 9th Annual Art and Film Gala included: Princess Michael of Kent, French dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied, Nigel Lythgoe, German-Austrian actor Christoph Waltz, prima ballerina Isabella Boylston, German curator and art-world author Nana Bhalmann, and American Ballet Theatre principal dancers Cory Stearns and Devon Teuscher.
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 currently sits on the board of directors.