MOCA Award to Distinguished Women in the Arts—Annie Leibovitz
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles will bestow photographer Annie Leibovitz with its 7th MOCA Award to Distinguished Women in the Arts at a luncheon May 1st at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. The event is sponsored by the MOCA Projects Council and will benefit MOCA Education and the Contemporary Art Start Program, which seeks to connect 3rd–12th grade classrooms across Los Angeles County with the diversity and power of contemporary art. Leibovitz is currently touring for her book and exhibition "Pilgrimage," at the Smithsonian through May 20, then traveling to the Concord Museum in Massachusetts June 28–September 23. "Pilgrimage" celebrates Leibovitz's foray into capturing images without human subjects, such as Freud's sofa, Annie Oakley's heart-shaped target and Georgia O'Keeffe's door at her home in Abiquiu, New Mexico. Luncheon tickets range from $300 to $1,000.