Portrait of Neri Oxman; photo: Noah Kalina
Special Event

2019 Contemporary Vision Award
Honoring Neri Oxman

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Cocktail Reception 6 and 6:30 p.m.

Dinner 7 p.m.

Buy Tickets

Select your preferred ticket level below:

Visionary: 6 p.m. entry
Contemporary: 6:30 p.m. entry

Join us for the annual Contemporary Vision Award as we celebrate the extraordinary achievements of architect and designer Neri Oxman. Guests will enjoy a seated dinner featuring a conversation with the honoree and Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, Helen Hilton Raiser Curator of Architecture and Design at SFMOMA.

This honor salutes creative minds across the globe who redefine contemporary visual culture and make the art of our time a vital and meaningful part of public life. Past honorees include Kara Walker, Annie Leibovitz, and Christian Marclay. This event supports the museum’s groundbreaking exhibitions and education programs.

Visionary

$12,000 for a table of ten or $1,200 per guest

  • Early arrival at 6 p.m. for a cocktail reception with the honoree
  • Premium seating at the Contemporary Vision Award Dinner beginning at 7 p.m.
  • The option to sponsor the attendance of local educators who incorporate art in the classroom*
  • An invitation to an intimate launch event at the Max Mara boutique in downtown San Francisco (date TBA)
  • Recognition in the invitation and program (for commitments received by August 7 and September 26, respectively)
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • A tax-deductible value of $10,000 per table or $1,000 per ticket

Contemporary

$5,000 for a table of ten or $500 per guest

  • Arrival at 6:30 p.m. for a cocktail reception with the honoree followed by the Contemporary Vision Award Dinner beginning at 7 p.m.
  • The option to sponsor the attendance of local educators who incorporate art in the classroom*
  • Recognition in the invitation and program (for commitments received by August 7 and September 26, respectively)
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • A tax-deductible value of $3,000 per table or $300 per ticket

Additional details:
Cocktail attire.
All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable.
Benefits subject to change.

* Sponsor tickets fund attendance of local educators, to be selected at the sole discretion of SFMOMA. Educator(s) will receive all benefits at the selected ticket level and will be seated with their host at dinner.

To sponsor a local educator or for more information about the Contemporary Vision Award, please contact cva@sfmoma.org or 415.618.3263.

About the Honoree

Neri Oxman is an architect, designer, inventor, and MIT Media Lab professor, where she is the founding director of The Mediated Matter Group, an experimental design practice combining commissioned works with the creation of enabling technologies and scientific knowledge. The Group conducts research at the intersection of computational design, digital fabrication, materials science, and synthetic biology; and applies that knowledge to design across disciplines and scales — from the micro scale to the building scale.

Oxman pioneered the field of Material Ecology, which studies relationships and outlines interactions between designed objects and structures and their environs. Unlike the Industrial Revolution, which was ecology agnostic, this new approach tightly links objects of design to the natural environment.

Oxman’s work — documented in over 150 scientific publications and inventions — is in the permanent collections of the MoMA, SFMOMA, Centre Pompidou, Museum of Fine Arts, and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, among others.

Since 2005, Oxman and her team have won numerous awards and have grown in international scope and acclaim. Among Oxman’s awards are the London Design Innovation Medal (2018) and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award (2018). Most recently, Oxman was the recipient of an honorary fellowship from the Royal Institute of British Architects (2019).


Contemporary Vision Award Committee

We would like to recognize and thank the Contemporary Vision Award Committee for its leadership:

Modern Art Council Chair: Courtney C. Dallaire

Contemporary Vision Award Chair: Lizelle Green

Committee: Anjou K. Ahlborn, Jennifer Benham, Florence Buatois, Lynn Carbone, Lesli Fellman, Molly Jordan, Betsy Linder, Laura Nagle, Sujata Pherwani, Linda Segervall-Baldini, Christine Suppes, Elizabeth Syufy Kelley, Stephanie Tuttle, Bea Wood


Acknowledgements

The Contemporary Vision Award is made possible through the generosity of these sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors

Official Wine Sponsors
Official Spirits Sponsor
Official Beer Sponsor
Fort Point black and white logo

 

For more information on CVA sponsorship, please contact Carolyn Pastel, associate director of corporate sponsorships, at 415.357.4086 or cpastel@sfmoma.org.

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