Founded in 1984 as the Santa Monica Museum of Art, ICA LA is one of the few kunsthalles – non-collecting museum – in the United States. Its mission is to support art that sparks the pleasure of discovery and challenges the way we see and experience the world, ourselves, and each other. It is committed to upending hierarchies of race, class, gender, and culture.
The grant will help support the exhibition Norm Laich: This Brush for Hire. Co-curated by John Baldessari and Meg Cranston, this will be the first museum exhibition to explore Norm Laich’s hidden hand in producing iconic contemporary visual artworks and his singular contributions to contemporary visual art in Southern California and beyond. This Brush for Hire explores the relationship between an artist’s original work and the “hired brush” who helped create it. The exhibition will be on view from May 26 through September 9, 2018.