Public Special Events
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The Old Mint
88 5th Street at Mission
San Francisco Art Institute invites you to the exclusive Gala Vernissage honoring Mary L. Robinson and C. David Robinson, FAIA (posthumously) at the Old Mint, a National Historic Landmark.
SFAI artists transform the venue with installations in the historic bank vaults, ballrooms, brick-lined hallways, courtyards, and every crevice between. Engage with artists shaping the future of contemporary art, mingle with leading curators, and enjoy an evening of food and libations—all while supporting SFAI student scholarships.
INCLUSIVE EVENING | 5:30–10:30 pm
Cocktails, art, and mingling followed by seated dinner by McCalls at 7 pm,
ART FOR DESSERT | 8–10:30 pm
Join the exhibiting artists for a late-night celebration with desserts, open bar,
|Gold Sponsors – $10,000||
|Silver Sponsors – $7,500||
|Bronze Sponsors – $5,000||
|Individual – $500||
Art for Dessert – $200
Pamela Rorke Levy and Matthew Brooks
Candace and Vincent Gaudiani
American Industrial Center
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Sandra de Saint Phalle
Charles Desmarais, President
Please direct questions and sponsorship inquiries to
Lindsey Lyons, Manager of Alumni Relations and Special Events: 415.749.4512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary L. Robinson and the late C. David Robinson served as devoted advocates for the arts and committed supporters of the San Francisco Art Institute for more than 40 years. As a trustee and then chair of the board (1976–1979), David ably steered the Institute with his thoughtful attention and hard work. As a council member, trustee, and vice president of development, Mary contributed significantly to raising SFAI’s profile in the community.
David also served on the boards of the Berkeley Art Museum, UC Berkeley (as chair); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA); California College of the Arts; and SPUR. He received SPUR's Silver Spur Award for public service, and the International Interior Design Association’s Leadership Award of Excellence.
David’s accomplished work as an architect can be seen at Fraenkel Gallery, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, the landmark Cliff House, and Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco, among others. He passed away in 2008, having left an indelible mark on the Bay Area’s urban and cultural landscape.
Mary continues her commitment to art and education as a member of the Board of KIPP Bay Area Schools, the Education Committee of SFMOMA, the Advisory Board of Headlands Center for the Arts, the International Council of MoMA, the Guggenheim Conservation Committee, and the National Gallery of Art 25th Anniversary Photography Committee.
Mary and David have three children—Annie Robinson Woods, Ward Robinson, and Steven Robinson—and four grandchildren.
San Francisco Art Institute is honored to recognize Mary and her late husband David for their lasting impact on SFAI and the Bay Area arts community.