One of the nice things about the LACMA blog is the way it takes you behind the scenes of the museum, giving you a look at how exhibitions are put together, what kind of work our talented conservators do, and how our education programs impact students (two of my favorite blog posts this year: an educator interviewed two youngsters who have been coming to Art Camp since they were toddlers, and a Q&A with artist Kerry James Marshall, who was once a kid who came to LACMA for inspiration and is now an artist whose work is in the collection).
If you’ve been reading Unframed all year, then, you have an idea of all the work that goes into making this museum run. But the question remains—just HOW are we able to do all that we do? The answer, of course, is that it all comes from your support.
As the 2010 is coming to a close, I’d like to ask you to consider making a 100% tax-deductible year-end donation to LACMA.
Your gift to the LACMA Fund—even as little as $5 or $10—will support special days and times when the museum is free to the public plus hundreds of lectures, classes, concerts, and films every year. As a father, I’m especially pleased that your donation will help continue LACMA’s incredible free educational programs for kids throughout our city.
I believe strongly in the value of art and philanthropy and hope that, as a lover of the arts, you do too. Please consider making a donation by December 31, 2010.
Al Vásquez, Associate Vice President, Membership