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Museums by Moonlight

Join us for this signature event benefiting innovative exhibitions and educational programming at the Cantor Arts Center and the Anderson Collection at Stanford University

Previously known as Rodin by Moonlight, this year’s dynamic gala is especially exciting as it marks the 125th anniversary of the opening of the Leland Stanford Junior Museum, now known as the Cantor, and the 5th anniversary of the Anderson Collection.

Dinner in the Garden

Join us for an artful cocktail reception and a unique outdoor dining experience.

Reception, followed by dinner

Dinner tickets must be purchased in advance and are not available at the door.

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The After Party

A night of art, artists, and live performances along with a celebrity DJ and abundant bites at the open bar.

Doors open at 8:30 PM

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Inaugural Artist Honoree

JordanWe are pleased to announce that artist Jordan Casteel, one of the most important emerging artists working today, will be our inaugural Artist Honoree.

Honorary Chairs

DenningsLongstanding Stanford volunteers and supporters, Roberta Bowman Denning, '75, MBA '78, and Steven Denning, MBA '78 will be honored as honorary chairs of the event in recognition of their leadership in the arts.

For information on table sponsorship opportunities, contact: Sara Larsen, Development Manager | 650.736.1667

Supporting Our Mission

The funds raised at Museums by Moonlight helps the Cantor and the Anderson Collection to provide more than 20 exhibitions and installations, 100 educational programs, 1200 tours at no cost, including more than 400 for local K–12 schools.

Contributions made through this event also help enable both museums to provide free admission for all visitors. This is a critical part of fulfilling our mission to make art and art education available to all.

Our Deepest Gratitude to Our Generous Sponsors

Roberta and Steve Denning
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn

The Anderson Family
Paula and Bandel Carano


Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation, Palo Alto

Sara and Sohaib Abbasi
Diana Bowes
Jackie and Bret Comolli
Melissa and Trevor Fetter
Helen and Charles Schwab
Komal Shah and Gaurav Garg
Anita Yun and Steve Westly

Katie and Colin Anderson
Nikki and Jon Andrews
Catherine and Rich Boyle
Quintilla and Peter Curran
Katie and Tom Dickson
Sue and John Diekman
Carson and Helmy Eltoukhy
John Fogelsong
Nanci Bakar Fredkin and
Gary Fredkin
Andrea and John Hennessy
Pamela and David Hornik
Elizabeth and Zachary Hulsey
Kitty Patterson Kempner
Michele and Steve Kirsch
Patti and Ross Koningstein
Christy MacLear
Deedee McMurtry
Bahya Oumlil-Murad
William Reller
Sarasina and Mike Tuchen
Debi and Steven Wisch
Lisa and Todd Zabelle
Lisa and Jim Zanze

Kleiner Perkins

Plug and Play
Qatalyst Partners

Fort Point Beer Co.
Silicon Valley Magazine

Museums by Moonlight Committee


Sara Abbasi
Melissa Fetter
Christy MacLear
Komal Shah

National Committee

Diana Bowes
Kitty Patterson Kempner
Devin Pence
Putter Pence
Joy Simmons
Debi Wisch

Bay Area Committee

Katie Anderson
Melissa Badger
Catherine Marken Boyle
Sabrina Buell
Paula Carano
Charlene Cogan

Quintilla Curran
Katie Dickson
Carson Eltoukhy
Kelly Huang
Michele Kirsch
Lisa Mooring
Bahya Oumlil-Murad
Cindy Traum
Lisa Zanze

Give Now

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Receive special benefits at the Cantor Arts Center and The Anderson Collection at Stanford University with one membership.



For information on making a gift, contact our development office by telephone at 650-723-3482 or fill out our contact form.