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On the Edge

Our On the Edge benefit has been rescheduled for Friday, November 5, 2021. After an 18 month postponement, we look forward to holding this inaugural celebration of the Bay Area’s unique intersection of art, design, activism and innovation.

San Francisco has always had a thing for its dreamers, doers, creators, and thinkers: people asking the big and challenging questions of our time. This annual benefit brings together a new generation of museum supporters, civic leaders, and luminaries from the Bay Area’s diverse art, design, tech, fashion, and philanthropic communities. On the Edge raises critical support for a new era of innovative programming at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco that is inclusive and accessible for audiences from the Bay Area and beyond. Help us celebrate the power of art and possibility.

The benefit will coincide with three extraordinary exhibitions on view at the de Young museum this fall—the first retrospective of the pioneering feminist artist, Judy Chicago: A Retrospective, the remarkable career and legacy of Black fashion designer Patrick Kelly, for the West Coast debut of Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love, and the site-specific installation in Wilsey Court, Hung Liu: Golden Gate (金門), featuring existing and new works by Hung Liu highlighting international and domestic narratives of migration. 

On the Edge 2021 honors pioneering feminist artist Judy Chicago, and Oakland-based artist and landscape designer Walter Hood, for their extraordinary achievements and commitment to the arts community.

For more information email or call 415.750.3604.

Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event.

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Event Co-Chairs 

Kate Harbin Clammer and Adam Clammer, Kathryn and Bo Lasater, Amy and Drew McKnight, Jessica and Jason Moment, Allison Speer. Honorary Chair: Diane B. Wilsey.

On the Edge Host Committee

Marissa Mayer and Zachary Bogue, Carol and Shelby Bonnie, London N. Breed, Iris and Michael Chan, Kate Harbin Clammer and Adam Clammer, Phoebe Cowles and Robert Girard, Angela and Scott Crabill, Juliet de Baubigny, Kate and Bill Duhamel, Max Boyer Glynn and David Glynn, Lisa and Douglas Goldman, John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn, Lucy Young Hamilton, Holly Johnson and Parker Harris, Debbie and Blake Jorgensen, Carl M. Kawaja, Letitia and Michael Kim, Gretchen B. Kimball, Cheryl Frank and Michael Linn, Nion McEvoy and Leslie Berriman, Amy and Drew McKnight, Jessica and Jason Moment, Lynn and Edward Poole, Pamela and Richard Rigg, Sobia and Nadir Shaikh, Mary Beth and David Shimmon, Allison Speer and Fred Moll, Gwynned Vitello, Mariana and Douglas Wall, Diane B. Wilsey.

Corporate Support

Anthony Meier Fine Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Chanel, Dior, Gagosian Gallery, Jessica Silverman Gallery, Merrill Private Wealth Management, Salon 94.