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Photos: Roselyne Chroman Swig Receives 2012 San Francisco Arts Medallion

On October 15, the Museum of Performance & Design celebrated Roselyne Chroman Swig for her outstanding leadership in the arts. The presentation of the medallion took place at a luncheon in Alexandra’s Ballroom at the Westin St Francis Hotel in San Francisco. Mrs. Swig was presented the medallion by the museum's Board President Elyse Eng and incoming Executive Director, former San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer Muriel Maffre.

Prior to the presentation of the medallion, Harrison Swig Watkins—Mrs. Swig’s grandson—gave an artful, touching and amusing tribute to her remarkable enterprising and devoted life of philanthropic and civic service.

From Tony Walton to Balenciaga: 7 Fashion Events to Check Out This Week

1. Designers on Design: Tony Walton at The Museum of Performance and Design, Monday March 21, 7pm, $15-$30.

The Museum of Performance and Design launches their new conversation series, Designers on Design,  tonight, with the legendary costume and set designer, Tony Walton. After a career as a Broadway set designer in NYC and London, Walton hit the big screen in 1964, as the costume designer and visual consultant for Mary Poppins. His detailed costume work was immediately recognized with an Oscar nod, but it wasn't until 1980 that he won an Oscar for his designs in All That Jazz. All of this and more will be discussed when Walton joins Brad Rosenstein, Curator of Exhibitions for the MPD, in an intimate conversation on Walton's life and five decades of work. Photos and footage behind-the-scenes of Broadway and Hollywood will accompany the conversation.  

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