An art-film gala at LACMA

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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art said on Thursday it would stage an Art and Film Gala on Nov. 5 honoring filmmaker Clint Eastwood and artist John Baldessari.

Proceeds from the fundraising event will be used to “support LACMA’s initiative to make film more central to the museum’s curatorial programming,” the museum said, including the weekly film series it co-sponsors with Film Independent. The gala, to be held at LACMA, will be co-chaired by LACMA Trustee Eva Chow and Leonardo DiCaprio, who stars in Eastwood’s latest film, “J. Edgar,” which will have its world premiere and inauguration at the AFI Fest in Hollywood on Nov. 3. 

 

Harrison exhibit at L.A. museum

The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles will mount a huge exhibition on the life and music of George Harrison next month in conjunction with the forthcoming Martin Scorsese documentary with which it shares the title, “George Harrison: Living in the Material World.”

The museum, which is working closely with Harrison’s widow, Olivia Harrison, is putting together the first major look focusing exclusively on Harrison, both during his years with the Beatles and his post-Fab Four solo career.

Opening Oct. 11, the exhibition will include several of his guitars, stage clothing, handwritten lyrics, personal journals and photographs taken by him.

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