The Los Angeles Times reports that enthusiasm for the new Resnick Pavilion helped the museum increase its attendance in 2010 by 9% in 2010:
LACMA said attendance for the calendar year 2010 was 914,396, a 9.6% increase over 2009 attendance of 834,143. The museum reported a strong surge in attendance during the three days after Christmas — with 12,083 admissions versus 6,956 from the same period last year.
The most-attended exhibitions of 2010 were “Eye for the Sensual: Selections from the Resnick Collection,” one of the inaugural shows at the Resnick Pavilion, which had approximately 134,000 admissions; “Renoir in the 20th Century,” with approximately 130,000 admissions; and “American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765-1915,” with approximately 65,000 admissions.
LACMA Reports Increase in Attendanc for 2010 (Los Angeles Times)