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Museums by Moonlight

September 14, 2024


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We are thrilled to announce

Artist Honoree

Lynn Hershman Leeson

Honorary Chairs

Pamela and David Hornik

Museums by Moonlight is an elegant black tie gala benefiting two extraordinary art museums: the Cantor Arts Center and the Anderson Collection at Stanford University. Held only once every two years, this much anticipated event begins with cocktails under the stars followed by a sumptuous dinner and dancing in the Rodin Sculpture Garden. Guests have exclusive access to the galleries throughout the evening—and in 2024, we will celebrate the Anderson’s 10th anniversary and enjoy a special preview of a major new exhibition opening as part of the Cantor’s Asian American Art Initiative.


Museums by Moonlight Committee

Event Committee

Sara Abbasi, Chair
Samira Amid-Hozour
Rula Tamer
Debi Wisch

Constellation of Ambassadors

Nikki Andrews
Diana Bowes
Catherine Marken Boyle
Sabrina Buell
Melissa Fetter
Kelly Huang
Christy MacLear
Lisa Mooring
Vaughn Williams

(in formation)

Supporting Our Mission

Support from this gala directly benefits the extraordinary depth and breadth of visual arts programs serving the Stanford campus, greater Bay Area community, and beyond. The impact of these programs extends to K-12 schools in three counties; Stanford students, staff, and faculty; and members of the general public from across the nation and around the globe.

Specifically, support from Museums by Moonlight makes the following possible—and so much more:

  • Free admission for all visitors year-round
  • Free school programs and tours for K-12 students
  • Free docent tours, talks in the galleries, and art-making activities
  • Free digital programs to complement on-site visits
  • Free exhibition publications to extend the museum experience


View photos from Museums by Moonlight 2022

2022 Museums by Moonlight Event committee
couple dancing
three people in gala attire
Aspect of gala
three people during gala
two people inside a gallery
Two couples photographed against Serra's Sequence sculpture
Gala guests dancing


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