Museums by Moonlight


Museums by Moonlight
September 14, 2024

We are thrilled to announce:


Lynn Hershman Leeson


Pamela and David Hornik

Museums by Moonlight is an elegant black tie gala benefiting two extraordinary art museums: the Cantor Arts Center and the Anderson Collection at Stanford University. Held only once every two years, this much anticipated event begins with cocktails under the stars followed by a sumptuous dinner and dancing in the Rodin Sculpture Garden. Guests have exclusive access to the galleries throughout the evening—and in 2024, we will celebrate the Anderson’s 10th anniversary and enjoy a special preview of a major new exhibition opening as part of the Cantor’s Asian American Art Initiative.

Our Deepest Gratitude To

Dinner in the Garden Presenting Corporate Sponsor

Dinner in the Garden Patron Sponsor
Pamela and David Hornik

Over the Moon Corporate Sponsors
Lobby Capital
Plug and Play

Over the Moon Patrons
Sara and Sohaib Abbasi
Asha Jadeja Motwani
Anita and Steven Westly

Supernova Corporate Sponsors
David Yurman
Goldman Sachs
Kleiner Perkins
Seven Post Investment Office

Rodin Circle Patrons
Nikki and Jon Andrews
Pree Basaviah and Venky Ganesan
Aarti and Asheem Chandna
Bita Daryabari
Sue and John Diekman
Kelly Huang
Elizabeth and Zachary W. Hulsey
Kris Klint and Bill Reller
Rene Lacerte and Joyce Chung
Deedee McMurtry
Christina and Hamid Moghadam
Lisa and David Mooring
Carly and Robin Vasan
Debi and Steven Wisch

Silver Moon Patrons

Julie and Buddy Arnheim
Michelle and Eric Carlborg
Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson Charitable Foundation
Jessica Silverman Gallery
Lightspeed Venture Partners
Loro Piana Palo Alto
Celeste and Anthony Meier
Pivotal Foundation / F. Francis & Dionne Najafi
Rula and Ford Tamer
Doris and Collin Wallace

Starlight Patrons
Diana Bowes
Melissa and Trever Fetter
Komal and Gaurav Garg
Ella Qing Hou and J. Sanford Miller
Leslie and George Hume
Hilary Ley Jager and Edwin Jager
Micki Meng

Master Sculptor Patrons
Altman Siegel Gallery
Sally Fay
Elaine Mellis
Ellen Wise Couture
Fraenkel Gallery
Maryam and Oran Muduroglu
Sobia and Nadir Shaikh

Moonbeam Patrons
Sabrina Buell
Caroline Schooler and Joseph Krauskopf
George Wells

Museums by Moonlight Committees


Sara Abbasi, Chair
Samira Amid-Hozour
Rula Tamer
Debi Wisch


Nikki Andrews
Diana Bowes
Catherine Marken Boyle
Sabrina Buell
Melissa Fetter
Kelly Huang
Christy MacLear
Ellaine Mellis
Lisa Mooring
Maryam Muduroglu
Vaughn Williams

(in formation)

Supporting Our Mission

Support from this gala directly benefits the extraordinary depth and breadth of visual arts programs serving the Stanford campus, greater Bay Area community, and beyond. The impact of these programs extends to K-12 schools in three counties; Stanford students, staff, and faculty; and members of the general public from across the nation and around the globe.

Specifically, support from Museums by Moonlight makes the following possible—and so much more:

  • Free admission for all visitors year-round
  • Free school programs and tours for K-12 students
  • Free docent tours, talks in the galleries, and art-making activities
  • Free digital programs to complement on-site visits
  • Free exhibition publications to extend the museum experience