ArtPoint Valentine's Gala
Saturday, February 9, 2013
VIP Reception 7-8 p.m. (VIP Exhibition Viewing 7-9 p.m.)
Johannes Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring (detail), ca. 1665, oil on canvas, Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague, bequest of Arnoldus des Tombe, 1903 (inv. No. 670)
Dancing, chocolate tasting, decadent cocktails, and
world-famous works of art.
Join ArtPoint in Golden Gate Park as we transform the de Young into an ultra chic Dutch-inspired wonderland. Celebrate the arrival of Girl with a Pearl Earring and Rembrandt's Century, as well as the closing days of Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance, with an after-hours party at the museum. Event highlights include late-night access to the galleries, dancing to the beats of DJ Vin Sol, hors d’oeuvres, chocolate tasting, an open bar serving decadent cocktails, and, of course, world-famous works of art. This is a rendezvous for lovers and singles alike, so collect your sweetheart or all of your friends for an evening of extravagance.
Photo by ToniBird Photography
DJ Vin Sol. Photo By Bertie Pearson
In addition to the above, VIP guests enjoy a pre-party reception from 7 to 8 p.m., tours of Girl with a Pearl Earring from 7 to 9 p.m., and all-night access to a wide variety of appetizers, cocktails, and desserts in TWO exclusive VIP lounges, located in the Piazzoni Murals Room and Hamon Tower. Join us in a toast! Moreno BHLV sparkling wines will be served in our VIP rooms.
One of San Francisco's most highly anticipated exhibitions of 2013, Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis features an outstanding selection of paintings from the 17th-century Dutch Golden Age, including Carel Fabritius's enchanting work The Goldfinch of 1654. Vermeer's masterpiece and the exhibition's namesake, Girl with a Pearl Earring, is one of the most important works of art in the world. We are honored to be the first US venue for this stunning display, which has been anticipated with excitement and enthusiasm by the public and the press alike.
Guests will also have a chance to bid farewell to Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance, comprising costumes and photographs from the dancer's personal collection, before the exhibition closes on February 17. Nureyev was a legend in his own time, receiving international acclaim as a dancer, choreographer, ballet master, and company director. On view are costumes and pieces that he and his fellow dancers wore as they traversed the globe, inspired by their insatiable love of dance.
San Francisco Ballet Performances
In a final celebration of this exhibition, guests are invited to view a very special performance by the San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program in the Koret Auditorium. We are offering two seatings, one at 7:30 pm, and a second at 8:30 pm. Space is limited, and seats are available on a first come, first served basis. You will not want to miss this dazzling show!
We are pleased to welcome a few of our favorite ladies to the party: Kylie Minono, Khmera Rouge, Jezebel Patel, Sister Pat N. Leather, Sister Eve Volution, Patty McGroin, please make sure to say hello!
For this festive evening of romance and intrigue, we recommend black tie attire. Pearl accessories highly encouraged; wooden shoes optional.
Buy your tickets early to take advantage of special rates. ArtPoint members receive substantial discounts-visit our website and join today! Funds raised by ArtPoint provide crucial support for exhibitions and programs at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
- VIP: $175 / $125 ArtPoint members
- Main event: $95 / $75 ArtPoint members
Patron Tickets $250 ($500 Per Couple)
- VIP admission to the Valentine’s Gala, including priority entry an hour before the main event, tours of the spectacular exhibition, and all-night access to an exclusive VIP lounge
- Listing for you or your company on the event program and event marketing materials (Deadline for inclusion: 2/4/13.)
- Two complimentary tickets to an ArtPoint gallery party in spring 2013 (invitations will be sent under separate cover)
Street parking is available in Golden Gate Park, and the de Young's garage at 10th Ave and Fulton St will be open for a flat rate of $15. However, guests are encouraged to carpool and/or find alternate modes of transportation, as there is a large-scale event occuring at the Academy of Sciences the same evening.
Photo by Drew Altizer
Lydia Bergman, Jennifer Hagan, Patricia Ivancich Dassios
Thomas Barrett, Matthew D. Barton, Lydia Bergman, Belinda Berry, Carolyn Brown, Charles Bueche, Cornelis Elmes, Kate Gorrissen, Melita Jampol, Christopher T. Lane, Margaret and Kevin Lynch, Doug Mandell, Laura Mathieux, Leslie Miller and Joseph Miller, Sandra J. Moss, Blake Pearson, Katelyn Peck, Kathryn Rainwater, Charles Rashall, Sherri Relerford/Flow Wine Group, Joshua Reynolds, Sandra Russell, David Saxe, Steve Waterhouse, Jeffrey Wycoff, Olga Zundel
Jordan Angel, Carolyn Betts, Mike Ghaffary, Trevor Hubbard, April Johnston, Jennifer Katell, Anjelika Koulebakina, Ye-Hui Lu, Erik Noland, Cameron Phlegar, Anderson Pugash, Elyssa Cahill Thorp
Moanalani Jeffrey, PureWow SF, The San Francisco Chocolate Factory
With Special thanks to our Patrons Party sponsors:
Please note: No one under the age of 21 will be admitted. All sales are final; tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Proceeds benefit exhibitions and programs at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
When & Where
ArtPoint is a group of young professionals that supports the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the de Young in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park. Our members enjoy a year-round program of exhibition-related lectures, gallery parties, and museum galas. Proceeds support exhibitions and programs at the museums.
ArtPoint Board of Directors:
Joshua Reynolds (Chair), Liz Curtis (Vice Chair), Louella Aquino, EJ Blumberg, Christopher Clark, Patricia Ivancich Dassios, Joshua Elkes, Rachel Happ, Samantha Hartwell, Arash Keshmirian, Sarah Lee, Vadim Nebuchin, Julie Yarbrough
ArtPoint Advisory Council: Charlie Adamski, Steve Chen, Gary Coover, Angelos Dassios, Greer Goings, Kate Gorrissen, Ann Cheney Haslup, Ryan Hoffman, Melita Jampol, Ayelet Konrad, Mathilda Lazelle, Samantha Livermore, Ariane Nalty, Daniele Rocha, Amanda Sargisson, David Saxe, Jennifer Saxe, Kati Schmidt, Anne M. Stauffer, Alexander Sweet, Emily Tzouanakis, Nicole Ward-Parr, Kevin Whittaker, Charles Zewe