Event Press Release

SFMOMA's Modern Art Council Presents "passage To India," An Exotic Celebration Of The East Evening To Include Salute To SFMOMA Art Tour Leader Margy Boyd October 10, 2000

Release date: August 23, 2000

Sponsor: Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces
What This fundraising evening evoking the grandeur of exotic India will include a salute to retiring San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) art tour leader and India connoisseur Margy Boyd, the first president of the Museum's Modern Art Council auxiliary. The SFMOMA Atrium will be transformed by the design firm i.de.as into a scene of palatial India with lush fabrics, textiles, pillows, objets d'art, symbolic images of India and elaborate food displays created by McCall and Associates caterers. Guests are invited to dress in traditional Indian attire and will be entertained by Kalanjali: Dancers of India.
Who Modern Art Council of SFMOMA
Ambassador Rajendra Abhyankar, Consul General of India in San Francisco, and Mrs. Paulomi Abhyankar, honorary chairs
Linda Plant, event chair
Michele Larsen, Modern Art Council president
Where San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street (between Mission and Howard)
7:30 p.m. Cocktails   •   The Schwab Room
8:30 p.m. Buffet and Entertainment   •   Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Atrium
When Tuesday, October 10, 2000 - 7:30–10 p.m.
More Tickets: $225; $450 Benefactor
For more information, call the Modern Art Council at 415/357-4125.

Media Contacts

  • Polly Winograd, 415/357-4173,


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