Click here to see a lot of familiar Bay Area museum faces who are working on the Mint Project -- many of whom were in attendance at last night's event, including Nina Simon, Debbie Frieden, WMA's own Susan Spero and Ed Prohaska and, of course, Erik Christoffersen, Director and Master of Ceremonies.
Gypsy McFelter, Development, The Mint Project, James G. Leventhal, Judah L. Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA, Susan Spero, JFKU Museum Studies and advisor to the Mint Project, Elida Zelaya, Executive Director, WMA and Ed Prohaska, Monterey Bay Aquarium and advisor to the Mint Project.
Also in attendance from the museum world were Kelly Brisbois and Kevin Consey, formerly of BAM/PFA now leading the life of an international scholar, adjunct professor in Curatorial Practice at CCA and nature activist. Lots of other familiar friends were there, including Leah Garchik and her husband Jerry, but we are just focused on the Museum folks here.
This is a truly awesome project in scope scale and implication. The whole event felt very San Francisco. To quote one of the evening's honorees Paul Kanter of the Jefferson Starship, San Francisco is "49 sq miles surrounded by reality."
Jefferson Starship wrapped up the show