Chaired by SFMOMA Trustee, Christine Lamond, the Modern Ball is a biennial celebration supporting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. This year's event lights up beautiful Yerba Buena Gardens on Wednesday, April 30, with surprises around every corner.
The spectacular evening, designed by Stanlee Gatti, brings together three sensational experiences. The glamorous Gala Dinner includes an exquisite seated dinner and thrilling live auction featuring an artwork by Luc Tuymans. At the Supper Club, guests kick back in an ultrachic lounge with entertainment by DJ King Most, gourmet culinary stations, and flowing drinks. Late-night revelers then join Gala Dinner and Supper Club guests as the electrifying Post-Modern Party takes off in City View at Metreon, with a live performance by Holy Ghost! and a DJ set by Passion Pit, a silent disco by Silent Frisco, specialty cocktails, gourmet bites, and dancing continuing into the night.
Proceeds from this exciting event support SFMOMA's California-wide exhibitions and innovative education programs serving more than 60,000 students, teachers, and families each year.
The Gala Dinner
5:45 p.m. Cocktails at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum
The Supper Club
6:00 p.m. Cocktails at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum
The Post-Modern Party
8:30 p.m. Check-in begins at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum
The Modern Ball concludes at 1:00 a.m.
All guests are asked to enter Yerba Buena Gardens on Third Street between Mission and Howard Streets, opposite SFMOMA. Gala Dinner and Supper Club guests receive complimentary valet service with drop-off on Third Street between Mission and Howard Streets, across the street from SFMOMA. Valet pickup will take place on Howard Street between Third and Fourth Streets starting at 8:00 p.m.
Yes. One of San Francisco's top catering companies, McCalls Catering & Events, will provide gourmet offerings in all Modern Ball venues, and wine, champagne, and specialty cocktails from our official spirits partner, Campari America, will be served in each location. Post-Modern Party guests with bottle service tickets will enjoy an exclusive tasting experience by TRACE Executive Chef Jason Rea in City View at Metreon. All food and drinks are included in ticket prices.
Dress up! Festive and fancy attire is encouraged, and be sure to wear fabulous, comfortable shoes for dancing! Coat check will be available.
We encourage all Post-Modern Party guests to use public transportation. Exit at Montgomery or Powell Street station from BART or Muni. If you prefer to drive, please see our Planning Your Evening page for parking recommendations.
SFMOMA also has an exciting Modern Ball partnership with Uber for rides to and from Yerba Buena Gardens on the night of the event: every new rider receives a complimentary ride (up to $25). Download the Uber app for iPhone or Android and sign up using Uber promo code ModernBall14. Existing users can enjoy 10% off with code ModernBallVIP. Offer valid on UberBLACK, UberSUV, and UberX.
Gala Dinner tickets can be purchased by calling 415.618.3263 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. An order form with pricing is available here. Access to the Post-Modern Party is included with Gala Dinner tickets.
Supper Club tickets are available on Eventbrite. Access to the Post-Modern Party is included with Supper Club tickets.
Post-Modern Party tickets are also available on Eventbrite.
We do recommend purchasing your ticket early as The Modern Ball has sold out in the past. Please call ahead to inquire about ticket availability: 415.618.3263.
Absolutely. A portion of your ticket price is tax-deductible, with proceeds supporting SFMOMA's California-wide exhibitions and innovative education programs serving more than 60,000 students, teachers, and families each year. For the tax-deductible values, please refer to the Gala Dinner order form, Supper Club Eventbrite page, and Post-Modern Party Eventbrite page.
Tickets will not be mailed to Gala Dinner and Supper Club guests; all names will be held at the door. Post-Modern Party guests should print and bring their Eventbrite ticket(s) to the event, however onsite check-in will be available.
All guests are asked to enter Yerba Buena Gardens on Third Street between Mission and Howard Streets, opposite SFMOMA. Gala Dinner and Supper Club guests will check in at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum for their predinner cocktail reception.
Post-Modern Party guests can begin checking in at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum at 8:30 p.m. All Modern Ball attendees must be 21 or over. Valid photo ID is required at check-in.
Unfortunately, as this is SFMOMA's most significant fundraiser, no group discount is available for this event.
Schedule details will be updated on the Modern Ball website as the event approaches. On the night of the event, all guests will receive an event program with a detailed schedule, and there will also be plenty of signage and knowledgeable staff on hand to answer questions.
For lost and found and unclaimed checked items, please call 415.618.3263 or email email@example.com.