The Hammer Museum will honor multimedia artist Laurie Anderson and filmmaker Todd Haynes at its 14th annual Gala in the Garden scheduled for Oct. 8, the museum announced Thursday.
The event serves as one of the museum's biggest fundraisers. Last year's edition pulled in $2.5 million. Proceeds support museum exhibitions and public programming.
The celebration praises individuals who have made significant and visionary contributions to the arts. Previous honorees include Paul McCarthy, Diane Keaton, Mark Bradford, Joni Mitchell, Tony Kushner, Barbara Kruger, Matt Groening, Alice Waters, Miuccia Prada, Joan Didion, Ed Ruscha, Dave Eggers and Frank Gehry.