Christina Aguilera Lends Her Voice to Support the Arts
Date: 14 Aug 2010 | | Views: 2010
LOS ANGELES (AP).- Christina Aguilera is doing her part to help the arts.
The Grammy-winning singer is lending her voice to a fundraiser in support of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's latest project.
Aguilera will perform at the Sept. 25 grand opening celebration of the museum's Lynda and Stewart Resnick Pavilion, described by LACMA as "the largest purpose-built, naturally lit, open-plan museum space in the world."
The 29-year-old pop star said she's honored to help celebrate the 45,000-square-foot exhibition building, which was designed by Renzo Piano.
The gala fundraiser is open to the public. Individual tickets are $5,000 to $10,000 and tables are available for $25,000 to $100,000.
The Resnick Pavilion will be a single-story, glass and stone-enclosed structure sited north of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM), which opened in February 2008 and was the keystone of Phase I of the Transformation. The new building, a pivotal feature of Phase II, is intended to house special exhibitions, freeing up existing gallery space for LACMA’s robust permanent collection. Architecturally, the Resnick Pavilion will complement BCAM—both buildings feature glass roof and ceiling elements that will flood the galleries with natural light. The Resnick Pavilion’s exterior will be a combination of glass and travertine marble, and its interior galleries will be a flexible open plan that can accommodate multiple exhibitions at once as well as large-scale works of art. Construction on the new building commenced in 2008.