We’re open today from 10 AM—4 PM
September 9, 2023 at 6:00 pm
The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Building
Dinner tickets starting at $1,500, After Party tickets starting at $150Register
Join us for The Gala at MCASD at The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Building for an exquisite gala dinner celebrating the ineffable essence of joie de vivre and the impact of art in all our lives.
We will also be delighted to welcome a very special guest to The Gala, Los Angeles-based artist Kelly Akashi whose first solo exhibition, Kelly Akashi: Formations, will be on view at MCASD in the Strauss Family Galleries later this fall. In anticipation of this captivating exhibition, opening on September 21, The Gala will take inspiration from this body of work, encompassing a selection of artworks made over the past decade, and as always, MCASD’s celebrated Collection Galleries will also be on view.
Please note that The Gala and After Party are 21+ events
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 signed by Kelly Akashi | Private curatorial tour of Kelly Akashi: Formations (Exhibition on view September 21, 2023 – February 18, 2024) | Complimentary valet parking | After Party admission
Reservations at $25,000 for table of ten ($23,250 is tax-deductible)
Individual reservations at $2,500 per person ($2,325 is tax-deductible)
Preferred table location | Tableside champagne service | Upgraded wine pairings and a dedicated wine steward | Private curatorial tour of Kelly Akashi: Formations for up to 10 guests (Exhibition on view September 21, 2023 – February 18, 2024) | Complimentary valet parking | After Party admission
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)
Seating in the Art Park Dining Room | Upgraded wine pairings and a dedicated wine steward | Private curatorial tour of Kelly Akashi: Formations for up to 10 guests (Exhibition on view September 21, 2023 – February 18, 2024) | Complimentary valet parking | After Party admission
After dinner, enjoy The After Party, an after-hours, multi-level party experience staged throughout the Museum, and inspired by the essence of joie de vivre.
Find your bliss as the Museum comes to life after dark with special activations, musical performances, immersive art experiences, late-night treats, curated cocktails, and a vibrant dance floor, all inspired by the captivating upcoming exhibition Kelly Akashi: Formations.
MCASD serves as a forum for powerful interaction, offering space to serve the community through world class exhibitions, innovative programs, and impactful education experiences. With your support, we will continue to inspire future generations of art lovers and museum goers in San Diego and beyond.
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 Manager of Giving Circles & Individual Giving Paige Kobdish-Raney at email@example.com or 858 454 3541 x144.
The Gala @ MCASD is Chaired by Board Member Ryan Herrell and Kimberly Herrell.
Thank you to our generous supporters and underwriters that make this event successful.
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego thanks The Gala Chairs, Kimberly and Ryan Herrell, the Board of Trustees, and Honorary Committee for supporting our most important fundraiser of the year.
*Donor names appear alphabetically.