Event Press Release


Artist Chuck Close To Speak At SFMOMA Director's Circle Dinner

Release date: January 28, 2002

Who American artist Chuck Close will be the guest of honor and featured speaker at SFMOMA's sixteenth annual Director's Circle lecture and dinner.

Born in 1940, Chuck Close has been a leading figure in contemporary art since the early 1970s. Over the years, his works have evolved from black-and-white images to colorful and brightly patterned canvases; he is best known for the monumental heads he has painted in visibly gridded formats. His images are executed in a wide variety of media, including painting, etching, photography, printmaking and works on paper. Close chooses his subjects from among his family and friends, from unidentified individuals to well-known members of the art world.
What The Director Circle lecture and black-tie dinner are organized in recognition of major donors to the Museum. Annual donors of $10,000 or more are members of SFMOMA's Director's Circle. Attendance is by invitation only.

Co-chaired by SFMOMA Trustees Gretchen Leach and Norah Sharpe Stone, the event is generously sponsored by Bank Julius Baer & Co., Ltd.; Sotheby's; and Sotheby's International Realty.

The dinner will be catered by MeMe Pederson of Taste Catering. The Evelyn and Walter J. Haas Atrium will be transformed into an elegant dining room with original decorations by event architect Robert W. Fountain Design. Peter Michael Winery will donate the wine.
When Wednesday, March 6, 2002
6:30 p.m. Lecture (promptly)
7:00 p.m. Cocktails
8:00 p.m. Dinner
Where San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street, San Francisco (between Mission and Howard Streets)

Media Contacts

  • Jessica O’Dwyer , 415/357-4176,
  • Libby Garrison , 415/357-4177,

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Founded in 1935 as the first West Coast museum devoted to modern and contemporary art, SFMOMA is currently undergoing a major expansion project to open in 2016 that will significantly enhance gallery, education, and public spaces, enabling the museum to better showcase more of its expanded permanent collection. While the museum is temporarily closed for construction, from June 3, 2013 to early 2016, SFMOMA will be “on the go” with an extensive array of off-site programming across the Bay Area, including collaborative and traveling museum exhibitions, major outdoor projects and commissioned installations, and new education initiatives.

Visit our Web site at www.sfmoma.org or call 415.357.4000 for more information.

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