AAM Event Los Angeles 2010

American Association of Museums Annual Event

Last week we had the pleasure of photographing the annual conference of The American Associations of Museums held in Los Angeles.  Ryan Zynger of Zynger Events put together a successful event that impeccably mixed business and pleasure.  The conference kicked off with a hip party at Club Nokia at LA Live where cocktails music and dancing ensued.   Guests also could make their way to the Grammy Museum for a walk through musical legends memorabilia. As everyone entered the conference Curator Bryson Strauss of L.A. Art Machine was set up with the “Wall of Ideas” project, which is a giant interactive painting wall.  Amazing L.A.Street Artist’s Mear One and Retna were on hand to paint with conference visitors! The evenings were spent at the Getty Center, LACMA, California Science Center, African American Museum and others which kept the guests entertained all week.  Their keynote speakers  authors, Amy Tan (Joy Luck Club) and Julia Alvarez (How the García Girls Lost Their Accents) kept the audience captivated by their energy and well crafted personal stories.  And everyone enjoyed the up close and candid discussion with and the AAM president Ford Bell and Los Angeles’s most influential philanthropist and art collector, Eli Broad.

Everything from ballroom dancers, to celebrity impersonators, to Chinese Dragon Dancers and plate spinning were some of the sidelines which made for fun photography.

Guests of the event can view photos here:

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