A Fete Extraordinaire ~ The Resnick Pavilion

RR Sideshow: Guest Contributing Writer ~ Jae Joseph

Last night – Saturday, September 25 — The Los Angeles County Museum of Art [LACMA] honored dedicated museum patrons Lynda and Stewart Resnick at an exclusive preview of Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion during a black-tie “unmasking” gala dinner. The single-story Resnick Pavilion is another component of LACMA’s ongoing transformation which unifies its western wing. The 45,000 square-foot single-story structure boasts to be the largest purpose-built, sustainable open-plan museum in the world.

Amy Graves

The Resnick Pavilion opens to the general public On Saturday, October 2 showcasing three extensive exhibitions — Eye for the Sensual [Resnick Collection], Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico and Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail [1700-1915]. The Resnick Family owns and manages Roll International Corporation and subsidiaries including POM Wonderful, Teleflora, Fiji [Water], Wonderful Pistachios, Cuties and Paramount Agricultural Companies. And as part of their commitment, the Resnick Family Foundation preserves and protects globally by supporting education programs and the communities and livelihood of their employees.

Amy Graves

At the Resnick cocktail reception, the guests stroll through the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano designed Pavilion and then proceed to a tented-venue dinner with musical performance by Grammy® Award-winning artist Christina Aguilera. The event’s proceeds will benefit LACMA’s “special exhibitions and programs.” The pop-iconic guests included Kim Kardashian, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Molly Sims, Joan Collins, Teri Hatcher, James Franco, Tracey Ellis Ross, Nicole Richie and Olivia Wilde.

With such a star-studded and philanthropy night, the event was able to raise almost $5 million dollars — so LACMA can continue its guarantee success.

Resnick Pavilion ~
Free Community Weekend ~
Saturday, October 2 – Sunday, October 3
@ 11:00am to 8:00pm

Exhibitions On View ~
– Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico
– Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700–1915
– Eye for the Sensual: Selections from the Resnick Collection

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