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Donor Opening Reception: "Alice Neel: People Come First"

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Alice Neel, “Geoffrey Hendricks and Brian,” 1978. Oil on canvas, 46 3/4 x 36 3/4 in (118.8 x 93.4 cm). San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, by exchange, through an anonymous gift. ©️ Estate of Alice Neel. Photograph by Katherine Du Tiel

Leadership Circle, Patrons Circle, Legacy Society, and exhibition sponsors are invited to the opening celebration of Alice Neel: People Come First. At 6:30 pm, guests will enjoy a behind-the-scenes presentation by Lauren Palmor, assistant curator of American art. Following the presentation, donors will preview the exhibition before it opens to the public, plus partake in a cocktail reception with light bites and entertainment from 7–9 pm.

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COVID-19 Guidance

Please note: Proof of full vaccination is required for all guests ages twelve and older. Guests ages sixteen and older must provide proof they are up-to-date on vaccination, including receipt of a booster. A well-fitted mask is required for staff and visitors ages two and older at all times while on museum premises. Masks may be temporarily removed for eating and drinking.

Please be prepared to provide an acceptable form of vaccination proof or test along with a photo ID upon reception entry:

  • A copy of, or photo of, or your original CDC vaccination card
  • Documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider
  • Your personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of California
  • Guests ages five to eleven must provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test (nucleic acid or antigen) taken within one day (for antigen tests) or two days (for PCR tests) before the event

Accessibility Information

To request accessibility accommodations for the evening, please reach out to by Wednesday, February 23.

Ticket Information

Invitations to this event are a benefit for Leadership Circle, Patrons Circle, Legacy Society, and exhibition sponsors. Invitations will be mailed to current eligible donors. To RSVP, email or call 415.750.7648.

Interested in increasing your donation to attend? Call 415.750.3508 to join a dedicated group of art enthusiasts and begin enjoying all of the exclusive benefits of the Patrons Circle including insider access, compelling learning opportunities, special events with behind-the-scenes tours, VIP tickets, and invitations to travel with museum curators.

Contact Information

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