About the Hosting Institutions and Main Supporters

The 56th CIMAM Annual Conference is co-hosted by The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the Hammer Museum at UCLA, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

The production of the 2024 Annual Conference is made possible by the lead sponsorship of the Getty Foundation. Additional support for the conference is provided by the Perenchio Foundation and the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation. Hosting sponsorship is provided by East West Bank.

The post-conference tour to the Desert is made possible through the support of the High Desert Test Site

CIMAM is eternally grateful to them for their generous support and strong commitment to sustainability in the field of modern and contemporary art museums.

About The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

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The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles © Elon Schoenholz.

Founded in 1979, MOCA is the defining museum of contemporary art. In a relatively short period of time, MOCA has achieved astonishing growth; a world-class collection of nearly 8,000 objects, international in scope with deep holdings in Los Angeles art; hallmark education programs that are widely emulated; award-winning publications that present original scholarship; groundbreaking monographic, touring, and thematic exhibitions of international repute that survey the art of our time; and cutting-edge engagement with modes of new media production.

MOCA is a not-for-profit institution that relies on a variety of funding sources for its activities.

About the Hammer Museum at UCLA

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Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Photo by Eric Staudenmaier

The Hammer Museum at UCLA is part of the School of the Arts and Architecture at UCLA, and offers exhibitions and collections that span classic to contemporary art. It holds more than 50,000 works in its collection, including one of the finest collections of works on paper in the nation, the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts. Through a wide-ranging, international exhibition program and the Made in L.A. biennial, the Hammer highlights contemporary art since the 1960s, especially the work of emerging and under - recognized artists. The exhibitions, permanent collections, and nearly 300 public programs annually— including film screenings, lectures, symposia, readings, music performances, and workshops for families—are all free to the public.

About the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, © Museum Associates/LACMA

Located on the Pacific Rim, LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection of more than 152,000 objects that illuminate 6,000 years of artistic expression across the globe. Committed to showcasing a multitude of art histories, LACMA exhibits and interprets works of art from new and unexpected points of view that are informed by the region’s rich cultural heritage and diverse population. LACMA’s spirit of experimentation is reflected in its work with artists, technologists, and thought leaders as well as in its regional, national, and global partnerships to share collections and programs, create pioneering initiatives, and engage new audiences.

About the Getty Foundation

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Getty Research Institute. Sensing the Future: Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) Robert Breer’s Floats (1970) outside a model construction of the Pepsi-Cola Pavilion. Chromogenic process. Photograph by Shunk- Kender. ©J. Paul Getty Trust.

The Getty Foundation fulfills the philanthropic mission of the Getty Trust by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the greater understanding and preservation of the visual arts in Los Angeles and throughout the world. Through strategic grant initiatives, the Foundation strengthens art history as a global discipline, promotes the interdisciplinary practice of conservation, increases access to museum and archival collections, and develops current and future leaders in the visual arts. It carries out its work in collaboration with the other Getty Programs to ensure that they individually and collectively achieve maximum effect. Additional information is available at www.getty.edu/foundation.

About the Perenchio Foundation

The Perenchio Foundation is a private foundation established by the late A. Jerrold “Jerry” Perenchio. The Perenchio Foundation believes that arts play an essential role in building more equitable, culturally vibrant, and inclusive communities, and is guided by a commitment to create a positive, lasting impact in the Los Angeles region through the arts. Learn more at www.perenchiofoundation.org.

About East West Bank

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East West Bank

East West Bank is a U.S. commercial bank headquartered in Los Angeles and is the largest state-chartered bank in California, with over $70 billion in assets. Founded in 1973, the Bank provides financial services to help customers reach further and connect to new opportunities. The East West Bank Art Program showcases the work of contemporary artists to raise awareness, spark conversation, and foster understanding of diverse communities. East West Bank operates 120 locations in the United States and Asia. For more information, visit www.eastwestbank.com.

About High Desert Test Sites

A-Z West, Joshua Tree, CA. Photo by Josh Cho. Courtesy of High Desert Test Sites.

High Desert Test Sites is a platform for art and experiences that enable us to step outside everyday life and envision new possibilities. The organization is based at A-Z West—Andrea Zittel’s 80-acre compound and artwork adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park—where it brings together artists, writers, and thinkers to create projects that engage the desert and its communities. Since its founding in 2002, HDTS has hosted more than 500 artists from near and far, 12 expansive site-specific programs, and 25 solo projects. Explore more at hdts.site.