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SFMOMA Invites Art Lovers to Join Art Bash on April 24, Featuring Artist-Designed Installations by Isaac Julien, Richard Misrach and Chelsea Ryoko Wong

Tierra Whack to Perform as Mainstage Act

Released: February 29, 2024 · Download (0 KB PDF)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (February 29, 2024; updated March 26, 2024)—The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) invites art enthusiasts to join us on April 24, 2024, for Art Bash, SFMOMA’s biggest party of the year, celebrating visionary art and inspirational artists. For one unforgettable night at the museum, Art Bash attendees experience a party like no other, with fabulous art, music, food and drink and surprises throughout the museum. Art Bash helps fund SFMOMA’s education and family programs and community engagement events, benefiting over 150,000 people every year and making extraordinary art more accessible.

This year’s Art Bash begins at 5 p.m. with a cocktail reception and an immersive dinner experience designed by iconic filmmaker and installation artist Isaac Julien, featuring photography and large-scale images from the artist’s series Ten Thousand Waves. The dinner program will feature a dynamic live auction led by a Christie’s charity auctioneer.

The Art Bash dinner will be followed by an elevated lounge experience for dinner guests opening at 8 p.m., including Solo to Symphony, a multidisciplinary installation conceived by Bay Area–based artist Richard Misrach. Dancers from Alonzo King LINES Ballet will lead dinner guests to the Premium Party Lounge for a performance. Misrach’s activation in the Premium Party Lounge showcases a floor-to-ceiling installation of the artist’s beloved Golden Gate series, large-scale prints of his photography and a video from Ocean Series, one of Misrach’s collaborations with Alonzo King LINES Ballet.

Starting at 8 p.m. in SFMOMA’s Gina and Stuart Peterson White Box a lively activation by painter and muralist Chelsea Ryoko Wong will captivate partygoers, bringing her painting Of Many Moons I’ve Dreamt of You to life with custom animations, a dance floor and lounge, together with music by DJ Alex Shen of Lower Grand Radio and a bar with cocktails crafted by the team at The Mushroom.

Grammy-nominated artist Tierra Whack—known for her creative lyricism as a rapper and singer—will perform on the main stage at Art Bash. Tierra Whack’s appearance at Art Bash follows the recent release of her much-anticipated new album, World Wide Whack. Partygoers will also dance to Bay Area DJ crew Sazon Libre and have a ball in club OASIS, as the acclaimed San Francisco drag show and cabaret takes over SFMOMA’s Floor 5 rooftop. Guests can also explore fascinating artworks on view in more than a dozen exhibitions across SFMOMA, including Yayoi Kusama: Infinite Love.

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 5 p.m.–1 a.m.

Art Bash encompasses multiple celebrations throughout the evening, beginning with the immersive Dinner experience (5 p.m. entry), followed by the Premium Party Lounge and Party (8 p.m. entry) and the Late-Night Party (10 p.m. entry).

 

TICKETS + PERKS:

Art Bash offers incomparable art, beloved community, good fun and unique food and beverage. Tickets may be purchased at sfmoma.org/artbash. (21 and older)

Dinner Ticket, 5 p.m.–1 a.m. $3,000–$10,000 per guest

Dinner guests enjoy a dedicated entrance, complimentary valet, an exclusive cocktail reception and dinner experience, exclusive access to a private after-dinner lounge and access to the Premium Party Lounge

Premium Party Lounge + Party Ticket, 8 p.m.–1 a.m. $500 per guest

Access to the elevated lounge experience with premium specialty cocktails and curated savory and sweet bites, expedited 8 p.m. party entry, valet + the perks below.

Party Ticket, 8 p.m.–1 a.m. $250 per guest

8 p.m. party access, including immersive art encounters, live musical performances, museum exhibitions and complimentary food and drink

Late-Night Party Ticket, 10 p.m.–1 a.m. $95 per guest

10 p.m. party access, including immersive art encounters, live musical performances, museum exhibitions and complimentary food and drink

 

WHERE:

SFMOMA, 151 Third St, San Francisco, CA 94103

 

WEBSITE:

sfmoma.org/artbash

 

Art Bash 2024 Co-Chairs: Brandi Hudson and Abigail Turin

Event Committee: Heidi Castelein, Kate Harbin Clammer, Elizabeth Dye, Lauren Harwell Godfrey, David Huffman, Chelsea Maughan Kohler, Sandra Shorenstein Kuhn, Elizabeth Minick, Jonathan Carver Moore, Max Obata, Daphne Palmer, and Becca Prowda

 

SPONSORS

AT&T

Bank of America

Bloomberg

Christie’s

Official Fashion Sponsor: Valentino

Official Spirits Sponsors: Maker’s Mark and Suntory

Official Beer Sponsor: Fort Point

Official Media Sponsor: Modern Luxury, publisher of San Francisco and Silicon Valley Magazines

 

Image captions:

Art Bash at SFMOMA, 2023; photo: Myleen Hollero

Isaac Julien; photo: Thierry Bal

Richard Misrach; photo: Myriam Misrach

Chelsea Ryoko Wong; photo: Cory Evans

Tierra Whack


Clara Hatcher Baruth 415.357.4177 chatcher@sfmoma.org
Rebecca Herman 415.357.4174 rherman@sfmoma.org
Alex Gill 415.357.4170 agill@sfmoma.org