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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, live performances, celebrity DJ Michelle Pesce, 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 museumsbymoonlight@stanford.edu | 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

HONORARY CHAIRS AND PRESENTING SPONSORS
Roberta and Steve Denning

PRESENTING SPONSORS
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn

OVER THE MOON BENEFACTORS
The Anderson Family
Paula and Bandel Carano

CELESTIAL SPONSOR
Cartier

COCKTAIL SPONSOR
Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation, Palo Alto

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

RODIN CIRCLE SPONSORS
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
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
Christy MacLear
Deedee McMurtry
Bahya Oumlil-Murad
William Reller
Patti Spezzaferro and Ross Koningstein
Sarasina and Mike Tuchen
Debi and Steven Wisch
Lisa and Todd Zabelle
Lisa and Jim Zanze

SUPERNOVA SPONSORS
Christies
Kleiner Perkins
Resolution Capital

ENTERTAINMENT SPONSORS
Plug and Play
Qatalyst Partners

STARLIGHT SPONSORS
First Republic Bank
John Fogelsong
Leslie and George Hume
Carolyn and Bill Langelier
Susan McCaw
Lisa and Dave Mooring
Roger Sant
Rick and Shari Sapp
Bobbie and Mike Wilsey


MASTER SCULPTOR SPONSORS
Melissa and Jim Badger
Laura Paulson

ECLIPSE SPONSORS
David Kordansky Galler

MOONBEAM SPONSORS
Maria Alataris and Vishaan Chakrabarti
Nahid Aliniazee and Kamal Ahmed
Sybilla and Alex Balkanski
Nancy and Clayton Bavor
Sarah and Peter Blaustein
Mark A. Calvano
Charlene Cogan and Albert Guibara
Andre de Baubigny
Alexa Fedyukova and Michael Lippert
Dolce & Gabbana
Gagosian
Loren and Mike Gordon
Eve and Ross Jaffe
Jacque and John Jarve
Gina and Craig Jorasch
Amy Kacher
Nadia and Mark Kilgore
Sandra Kurtzig
Suzanne and Carson Levit
Jorge Maumer
Shana and David Middler
Asha Motwani
Wendy Munger and Leonard L. Gumport
Pace Gallery
Catherine and Michael Podell
Debbie and Stuart Rosenberg
Dr. Roberto and Heather Rosenkranz
Nicole and Amir Dan Rubin
Marcia and Scott Ryles
Leyla Scott
Michael and Debbie Shepherd
Austin Shoemaker
Sandra and Stephen Smith
Meredith and Nicholas Tan
Kavita Tankha and Rajat Bahri
Cindy and Jeff Traum
Nicole Vidalakis
Lisa and Mark Walsh
Ronette and Iain Watson
Liz and Jack Weingart

IN-KIND SPONSORS
Fort Point Beer Co.
Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto
Silicon Valley Magazine
Tito’s Handmade Vodka

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT
Marian Goodman Gallery
John Rosin
Roselyne C. Swig
Van Doren Waxter
Maurice Werdergar

Museums by Moonlight Committee

Co-Chairs

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

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

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Contact

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

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