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BP Donates $25 Million to Los Angeles County Museum of Art
As Campus Transformation Campaign Shifts into Phase II
Gift Marks Largest Single Corporate Donation to a Southern California Arts
Broad Contemporary Art Museum to Open in February 2008
Phase II of LACMA’s Transformation Campaign being led by Lynda and Stewart Resnick
LOS ANGELES (March 6, 2007) – With the physical transformation of its campus fast taking shape, the
Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced today it has successfully completed its Phase I campaign
fund-raising efforts with receipt of a $25 million gift from global energy firm BP.
The $25 million contribution by BP (NYSE: BP), believed to be the largest single corporate gift ever to
an arts institution in Southern California, will boost LACMA’s efforts to transform the museum inside
and out, create new spaces for viewing art and deliver exciting, fresh ways to experience the treasures of
the museum’s encyclopedic collection on the museum’s 20-acre Wilshire Boulevard campus.
“We’re so very pleased to be able to support this world-class institution – a jewel in the crown of this
great city,” said Bob Malone, president, BP America. “This gift reinforces our past and future connections
to Los Angeles and our continuing efforts to make the L.A. environment a little better, as well as our
efforts to help nurture the region’s quality of life through support of the visual arts.’’
“BP’s generous gift demonstrates a tangible commitment to the Los Angeles community and will have a
significant impact on the future of LACMA,” added Nancy Daly Riordan, LACMA Board Chair.
Buoyed by other generous corporate, private and public support, the BP gift brings to nearly $200 million