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
Four sponsor tickets
Two sponsor tickets
Two sponsor tickets
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barker Welfare Fund
Joan and Robert Benedetti
Cynthia and Bruce Bolene
Joan and Richard Chodosh
Lucie and Phillip Church
Rosalind and Lowell Doherty
Flinn Family Charitable Fund (In honor of Robert Haight)
Maria and Ed Gale
Alexis and Marshall Girard
Catherine and Guy Gronquist
Robert and Marian Haight
David and Edelma Huntley
International Folk Art Market
Bruce and Mary Anne Larsen
Jean Moss and David Margolis
Miller Family (Betsy and Will Miller)
Museum Hill Café
Richard and Jaqueline Schmeal
Judy and Bob Sherman
Courtney and Scott Taylor
Laurie and Michael Vander Velde
Vitra, North America
Jill Witten and Robert Proctor
*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.