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Ouroboros: Fashion and Design

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

Taste of Asia

The Asian Art Museum kicked off a three-day tour of Asia with its Grand Tasting Gala, presided over by chef Martin Yan. The food- and fun-filled gala brought out more than 300 folks and raised $100,000 for the museum.



Innovation by Design

SFMOMA celebrated the opening of its exhibition, California College of the Arts at 100: Innovation by Design, a tribute to the college's anniversary. The exhibition is now on view until July 3.

Jewish Museum on the Move

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

The Contemporary Jewish Museum hosted a breakfast and private tour for the SF Consular Corp that brought together guests from all over the world—Israel, Mexico, Brazil, Switzerland, France and Hungary to name a few countries. Roselyne Swig, the Board of Trustees chair, gave a preview of the new CJM location due to open in downtown SF towards the end of spring 2008.

SFMOMA Director's Circle

SFMOMA hosted its Director's Circle dinner and lecture for donors contributing a hefty sum (between $15,000 and $24,999) to the museum.

Mid-Winter Gala

The Fine Arts Museums of SF (Legion of Honor and de Young Museum) threw its fourth annual Junior Committee of the Fine Art's Museum Mid-Winter Gala last weekend at the de Young. The black-tie event grossed a whopping $400,000 for the museums. Vanessa Getty (in Lanvin) and Trevor Traina acted as honorary chairs with Allison Speer and Kathryn Lasater as co-chairs.

MoAd Carnaval Gala

The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) put on a first-anniversary gala celebration, Diaspora Carnaval: Celebrating Across Cultures, last Saturday at the Rotunda of City Hall.


Akiba Smith Harris        Annette Harris, Catherine Ennix    Vanessa Carlton, Stephan Jenkins

All That Jazz

The SF Jazz Gala, celebrating Thelonious Monk, was held at the Four Seasons Hotel.




Peter Plate, Chris James, Daniel Lurie


Roberta Weiss, Peter Plate

Fashion Icon Vivienne Westwood

Last weekend, the de Young Museum opened a three-month long exhibition organized by London's Victoria and Albert Museum, "Vivienne Westwood: 36 Years in Fashion."

According to the de Young, "Known best for her fearless nonconformity, [Vivienne Westwood] ... has a profound respect for the past and looks to it for inspiration. With tradition as her springboard, she takes historic garments such as corsets and crinolines and reinvents them in new ways or uses thoroughly British fabrics like tartans and tweeds to create fashion that gently parodies Establishment styles."

Bukovnik's Paradise Found

Caldwell Snyder Gallery opened a month-long exhibition of artist Gary Bukovnik's watercolors, featuring bursts of color in the form of rhododendrons, poppies, peonies and birds of paradise.


Karen Caldwell, Guest             Susan Deming, Gary Bukovnik, Susan Snyder
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