LACMA will host the 2012 Art + Film Gala honoring artist Ed Ruscha and filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, with longtime friend and “A.I.” inheritor Steven Spielberg tributing the late director, on October 27. The gala coincides with the museum’s current “Ed Rucha: Standard” exhibition (running through January 21), and the upcoming, much-anticipated “Stanley Kubrick” exhibition, running November 1 – June 30.
Ruscha will be in person for the tribute, along with co-chairs Leonardo DiCaprio and Eva Chow, and a star-studded guest list of presenters including Spielberg, Viola Davis, Kate Beckinsale, Chris Evans, Will Ferrell, Tom Hanks, Diane Keaton, John Hamm and a special performance by Florence + The Machine.
Proceeds from the gala will go towards LACMA’s curatorial programming, as well as the museum’s broader mission.
Check out our TOH! poll here of readers’ favorite Stanley Kubrick films, along with more info on the upcoming exhibition and film retrospective.