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The Gala @ MCASD

September 10, 2022 at 5:00 pm | Joan and Irwin Jacobs Building

Dinner tickets starting at $600 / After Party tickets starting at $150

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Join us for The Gala @ MCASD where guests will be the first to see the spectacular exhibition Alexis Smith: The American Way in the Iris and Matthew Strauss Galleries at the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Building.

MCASD’s annual fundraiser – Monte Carlo – has been reimagined into The Gala @ MCASD, which will celebrate our special exhibition each fall. This year's event takes inspiration from the pivotal Alexis Smith exhibition, the first retrospective of the California artist in thirty years, which reflects a theme that MCASD and the artist share: transformation. Join us for an elegant dinner under the stars or for a cocktail in the “Hello, Hollywood” Lounge at The After Party @ MCASD.

Your generous support is vital to our continued success and allows us to make an impact within the Museum walls and in the broader community. All proceeds from the event benefit MCASD’s dynamic exhibition schedule and education programs that foster conversations and connect visitors to contemporary art.

Please note that The Gala and After Party are 21+ events

Ticket Information

GOLD SPONSOR

Reservations at $15,000 for table of ten ($13,350 is tax-deductible)

Individual reservations at $1,500 per person ($1,335 is tax-deductible)

Upgraded wine pairings and a dedicated wine steward | Private curatorial tour of Alexis Smith: The American Way 9/15/22 – for up to 10 guests | Complimentary valet parking | After Party admission

Reserve Tickets (SOLD OUT)

PLATINUM SPONSOR

Reservations at $35,000 for table of ten ($33,250 is tax-deductible)

Individual reservations at $3,500 per person ($3,325 is tax-deductible)

Preferred table location | Tableside champagne service | Upgraded wine pairings and a dedicated wine steward | Private curatorial tour of Alexis Smith: The American Way for up to 10 guests (Exhibition on view 9/15/22 – 2/5/23) | Complimentary valet parking | After Party admission

Reserve Tickets (SOLD OUT)

PREMIERE SPONSOR

Reservations at $50,000 for table of ten ($48,150 is tax-deductible)

Individual reservations at $5,000 per person ($4,815 is tax-deductible)

Premiere table location | Tableside champagne service | Upgraded wine pairings and a dedicated wine steward | Complimentary exhibition catalogue | Private curatorial tour of Alexis Smith: The American Way (Exhibition on view 9/15/22 – 2/5/23) | Complimentary valet parking | After Party admission

Reserve Tickets (SOLD OUT)

SILVER SPONSOR

Reservations at $6,000 for table of ten ($4,600 is tax-deductible)

Individual reservations at $600 per person ($460 is tax-deductible)

Seating in the Strauss Plaza | Complimentary valet parking | After Party admission

Reserve Tickets (SOLD OUT)

The After Party

Join late-night revelers and fellow philanthropists at The After Party

Co-Chairs

Board Members Marcos Ramírez ERRE and Dagmar Smek

Photography: Stacy Keck

The Gala @ MCASD is Co-chaired by Board Members Marcos Ramírez ERRE and Dagmar Smek.

Honorary Committee

Thank you to our generous supporters and underwriters that make this event successful.

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego thanks The Gala Co-Chairs, Dagmar Smek and Marcos Ramírez ERRE, the Board of Trustees and Honorary Committee for supporting The Gala in its inaugural year.

Melissa Garfield Bartell and Michael Bartell

Dr. Mary F. and James H. Berglund

Chris and Adrienne Birchy

Viveca Bissonnette and Jeff Hollander

Laurence and Cindy Bloch

Nancy and Matthew Browar

Dr. Marsha and William Chandler

Van Cleef & Arpels

O'Gara Coach

Dr. Charles and Monica Cochrane

Karen and Donald Cohn

Cooley LLP

Carolyn P. Farris

Karen Fox

Marcia Hazan and Mark Cammell

Celia Henely

Ryan and Kimberly Herrell

Margaret Jackson

Debby and Hal Jacobs

Dr. Paul E. and Geneviève Jacobs
Kathryn Kanjo and David Jurist

Gail and George Knox

Carmela Koenig

Jennifer and Jay Levitt

Leanne MacDougall

Nevins and Margret McBride

Anna Haudenschild Meier and Philip Meier

Dr. Fenner Milton

Alessandra Moctezuma and Mike Davis

Dr. Sheldon Morris and Catriona Jamieson

Garna Muller

Jennifer Nelson and John Dineen

Catherine and Bob Palmer

Maryanne and Irwin Pfister

Elizabeth Phelps

Marcos Ramírez ERRE and Coco Gonzalez

James Robbins and Jill Esterbrooks

Tom and Cami Rosso

Nora and Fritz Sargent

Dagmar Smek and Arman Oruc

Al Spector and Tatjana Soli

Steve Strauss and Lise Wilson

Rachel Teagle

*Donor names appear alphabetically. List as of June 30, 2022.


Underwriting and Sponsorship

We invite you to join us and pledge your support of The Gala @ MCASD by providing the underwriting necessary to meet our vital fundraising goal. By becoming an Underwriter your name will be listed prominently on The Gala webpage and onsite at the event. Please find a list of available underwriting opportunities below, or make an unrestricted gift in support of the museum’s world class exhibitions and education programs.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Director of Philanthropy, Chance Decker at 858 454 3541 x107