Wednesday, June 29, 2011

About TAM vs. About Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

About TAM:

About TAM:"The Museum encourages all people to develop and increase their understanding and appreciation for modern and contemporary artwork via a variety of exhibitions offered in its two gallery spaces, as well as educational programs, artist talks, lectures, and symposia.

Through its emphasis on contemporary artistic expression in Southern California and globally, the Torrance Art Museum brings together visual artists and community members; fosters personal and civic well being by inspiring understanding and appreciation of the visual arts; promotes meaningful experiences in the arts to strengthen creative and critical thinking skills; and builds bridges between the visual arts and other disciplines in the humanities and sciences."

About LAMAG:

"The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates (LAMAGA) is a private non-profit corporation founded in 1951, whose primary mission is to promote, assist, and serve as advocates for the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. LAMAGA provides financial, marketing, and public relations support for the Gallery’s exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. Its principle mandates have been to enhance the exhibition programs, promote visitor understanding and appreciation of art through the education program, and to insure the Gallery’s accessibility and involvement with City-wide audiences and the surrounding immigrant communities. LAMAGA supports the Gallery financially through grant writing and the administration of grant funds, personal solicitations, production and sale of exhibition catalogues, ancillary programs, and fundraising events developed with Gallery staff to compliment the exhibitions."