Headliner Performances to Feature Holy Ghost! and Passion Pit (DJ Set)
Release date: November 7, 2013
Last updated: February 11, 2014
Modern Ball 2012 revelers; photo: Drew Altizer
The Bay Area’s biggest art bash of the year is officially on the calendar for Wednesday, April 30, 2014, when the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)’s popular Modern Ball returns—this year uniting the museum’s immediate South of Market surroundings into one gigantic party.
For the first time, SFMOMA’s biennial fund-raising gala will be held outside the museum, transforming the nearby neighborhood oasis of Yerba Buena Gardens into a party space with surprises around every corner.
Chaired by Christine Lamond and designed by Stanlee Gatti, The Modern Ball 2014 will encompass three signature experiences. Two concurrent events will kick off the evening: The Gala Dinner will feature a delicious meal by McCalls with entertainment and a premier live auction, and The Supper Club will offer dinner, drinks, and music in a stylish lounge setting. Late-night revelers will then join Gala Dinner and Supper Club guests as The Post-Modern Party takes off throughout the garden. Guests will gather together to enjoy a live performance by Holy Ghost! and DJ set by Passion Pit in the breathtaking City View at Metreon, along with with entertainment late into the night, including a silent disco tent, dancing, gourmet bites, and flowing signature cocktails.
Like SFMOMA’s On the Go exhibitions during construction on the museum’s major building expansion, The Modern Ball 2014 has been reimagined to reflect and celebrate this unique time in the museum’s history. Proceeds from the event support the museum’s California-wide exhibitions and innovative education programs serving more than 60,000 students, teachers, and families each year.
Tickets range from $100 (advance purchase individual to the Post-Modern Party) to $50,000 (Gala Dinner tables). To reserve tickets for the Gala Dinner the public may call 415.618.3263 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets for the Supper Club and Post-Modern Party are now on sale and available for purchase through Eventbrite (Supper Club, Post-Modern Party).
Event Chair: Christine Lamond
Honorary Chairs: Dolly and George Chammas; Helen and Charles Schwab
Honorary Committee (as of February 6, 2014): Joachim and Nancy Hellman Bechtle, Gretchen and John Berggruen, Joni Binder Shwarts and Robert Shwarts, Carolyn and Preston Butcher, Jean-Pierre L. Conte, Jean and James Douglas, Concepción and Irwin Federman, Ann and Robert S. Fisher, Mrs. Donald G. Fisher, Randi and Bob Fisher, Marcia and John Goldman, Linda and Jon Gruber, Pitch and Cathie Johnson, Mary Jo and Dick Kovacevich, Marissa Mayer and Zachary Bogue, Nion McEvoy, Lisa and John Miller, Diana Nelson and John Atwater, Katie and Matt Paige, Paul and Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Lisa and John Pritzker, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem, Roselyne Chroman Swig, Shannon and Dennis Wong, Mary Zlot
Event Committee (as of February 6, 2014): Ramy Adeeb, Alka Agrawal, Cori Bates, Gay-Lynn Blanding, Sabrina Buell, Lorna Meyer Calas, Paula Carano, Candace Cavanaugh, Patrick Chammas, Katherine Harbin Clammer, Nicole Curran, Liz Curtis, Carla Emil, Ilya Fushman, Priscilla Geeslin, Angelique Griepp, Jane Gruber, Alec Hughes, Rebecca Kaden, Marcus Keller, Pamela Kramlich, Katrina Kurnit, Alexander Kvamme, Kelsey Lamond, Gorretti Lui, Leigh Matthes, Mick McGuire, Alexis Miller, Becca Prowda, Anderson Pugash, Sharon Seto, Komal Shah, Lydia Shorenstein, Vin Sol, Norah Sharpe Stone, Christine Suppes, Laura Smith Sweeney, Dana Tananbaum, Kim Taylor, Abigail Turin, Lindsay Tusk, Ms. Carlie Wilmans, Robin Wright
The Modern Ball 2014 is made possible through generous underwriting by premier sponsors the Fisher Family, Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, Christine and Pierre Lamond, Helen and Charles Schwab, and Wells Fargo. Additional sponsorship is provided by Valentino, AT&T, and Webcor. Media sponsorship is provided by San Francisco magazine. The hotel partner is the W San Francisco. The spirits partner is Campari America. Special thanks to in-kind partners Got Light and City View at Metreon.
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.