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Sep 13 2017

Westfield Century City partners with LACMA

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Westfield Corporation and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) have announced the formation of a new multi-year partnership that will allow Westfield to exhibit select pieces from the museum on a long-term basis at Westfield Century City.

Three sculptures will be unveiled first: Woods Davy’s Toluca; Jene Highstein’s Eolith I; and Michael Todd’s Daimaru XI. The sculptures will be on long-term display within some of the property’s most prominent locations, with possible additions to the display to be announced at a later date. 

“At Westfield, we are passionate about bringing art into our communities and giving everyone the chance to see and be inspired by truly great work,” said Heather Vandenberghe, Westfield’s Chief Marketing Officer in the United States. 

“We are tremendously grateful to LACMA for enthusiastically sharing this vision, and can’t wait to give our customers a chance to experience incredible pieces of art close-up and in an entirely new way.”

“LACMA is thrilled to partner with Westfield Century City this Fall. As a County museum for County residents, LACMA is committed to engaging with and being a resource for all residents and communities of Los Angeles,” said Michael Govan, LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director.

“This partnership is a continuation of our longstanding practice of bringing programming and exhibitions into communities, and is also an exciting opportunity for the museum to share its permanent collection in a special way.”

The first three sculptures will be unveiled this Fall in conjunction with the completion of Westfield Century City’s highly anticipated renovation. The centre’s new outdoor plazas and courtyards – designed by Westfield in collaboration with acclaimed tastemaker and L.A. resident Kelly Wearstler – are inspired by Southern California’s mid-century modern style. Central to the new design is an 18,000 square foot Atrium and events space, which is envisioned as a new performance venue for the Westside of Los Angeles. The centre will also play host to a variety of art and cultural events, with additional partnerships and programs to be announced.