Amid Southampton’s hedgerows and Bentleys, LACMA trustee and technology entrepreneur David Bohnett and partner Tom Gregory hosted a cocktail party last Sunday to herald the Oct. 2 opening of the museum’s Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion.
The $54 million one-story Renzo Piano designed Resnick Pavilion is located beside the Broad Contemporary Art Museum. The 45,000 square foot structure is open-plan, naturally lit and wrapped in a glass and marble exterior.
The Resnicks are serial entrepreneurs. They own POM–which sparked the the pomegranate juice craze–as well as Fiji Water and Teleflora, among others. They used to own the Franklin Mint. A 2008 New Yorker profile of the “Pomegrante Princess” is here.
LACMA’s fall gala on Sept. 25 will honor the Resnicks. The host committee includes David Geffen, Terry Semel, Michael Milken and Jane Nathanson.