A Girard Celebration

Friday, May 3, 2019 – 6 to 9 p.m.
Honorary Chairpersons: Alexis & Marshall Girard
Chairman: Jonathan Parks

Be among the first to celebrate and preview Alexander Girard: A Designers Universe, a VITRA Design Museum exhibition at the Museum of International Folk Art.

Alexander Girard was a pivotal figure in the history of American modern design—as well as the history of the Museum of International Folk Art. Known for reintroducing color and decoration to mid-century design, Girard based his home, studio, and vast folk art collection in Santa Fe for 40 years. Organized by Vitra Design Museum, A Designer’s Universe is the first major retrospective on the design work of Alexander Girard. The exhibition thoughtfully considers a variety of Girard’s designed environments from residential and restaurant interiors to corporate projects with Braniff International Airways and John Deere, as well as the various sources of inspiration for Girard’s creative worlds. A Designer’s Universe will immerse viewers in a rich selection of sketches, drawings, sculptures, furniture — and the textiles for which Girard is best known.


A glorious, fun-filled evening, recalling the iconic (but now gone) Girard-designed New York restaurant, La Fonda del Sol.

  • Inspired food by Santa Fe’s finest chefs
  • Festive drinks
  • Live music
  • Amazing auction items rom Herman Miller and the Vitra, plus an original Girard heart pillow. To bid, click here

Funds raised will complete the refresh of the much-loved Girard Wing and support both Girard- and design-related educational programming.

Become a Sponsor

Girard Campaign Donors

Thank you!

$5,000 Sponsor

Four sponsor tickets

$2,500 Sponsor

Two sponsor tickets

$1,000 Sponsor

Two sponsor tickets

$550 Sponsor

One sponsor ticket

Sponsors donating $1,000 or more will be recognized on both the Museum donor board as well as in the comprehensive new book, The Essential Alexander Girard, to be published by Rizzoli in October 2020.

Tickets: $125 per person. $90 tax-deductible.

Tickets: $100 per person. $65 tax-deductible, MNMF members.

Click the colored buttons to purchase tickets now!

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please see levels and benefits below. To become a sponsor, contact Kristin Graham at 505.982.6366 ext. 119 or kristin@museumfoundation.org.

Elisabeth Alley
Charmay Allred
Akris
Artful Tea
Barker Welfare Fund
Cynthia Baughman
Joan and Robert Benedetti
Cynthia and Bruce Bolene
Tory Burch
Joan and Richard Chodosh
Lucie and Phillip Church
Compound Restaurant
Design Warehouse
Rosalind and Lowell Doherty
Brenda Edelson
Flinn Family Charitable Fund (In honor of Robert Haight)
Maria and Ed Gale
Alexis and Marshall Girard
Catherine and Guy Gronquist
Blaine Gutermuth
Robert and Marian Haight
Barbara Hays
Nicole Hixon
David and Edelma Huntley
International Folk Art Market
Bruce and Mary Anne Larsen
Kitty Leaken
Marlene Lind
Mamunia
Jean Moss and David Margolis
Miller Family (Betsy and Will Miller)
Ann Murdy
Museum Hill Café
K. O’Neal
Jonathan Parks
Peyote Bird
Richard and Jaqueline Schmeal
Judy and Bob Sherman
Singular Couture
David Skolkin
Submaterial
Courtney and Scott Taylor
Laurie and Michael Vander Velde
Vitra, North America
Jill Witten and Robert Proctor
Polly Wortherspoon

*as of 3-22-2019

 

Four sponsor tickets. Permanent recognition on the MOIFA digital donor board, listing in and four signed exhibition books, The Essential Girard, naming opportunities of a selected larger Girard Wing vignette, and VIP early admission (5 to 6 p.m. on May 3) to A Girard Celebration. Tax deductible amount, $4,680.

Two sponsor tickets. Permanent recognition on the MOIFA digital donor board, listed in the book, The Essential Girard, naming opportunities of a selected smaller Girard Wing vignette. Tax deductible amount, $2,430.

Two sponsor tickets. Permanent recognition on the MOIFA digital donor board, listed in the book, The Essential Girard. Tax deductible amount, $930.

One sponsor ticket. Tax deductible amount $515.