Patrons of the Prado’s Masterpiece Gala, in celebration of Balboa Park’s 100-year anniversary of the Panama-California International Exposition, was held July 18 at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion. The event raises funds for the programs and initiatives of the 11 museums, arts and cultural institutions along The Prado of Balboa Park, including: San Diego Museum of Man; San Diego Museum of Art; San Diego History Center; The Old Globe Theatre; San Diego Junior Theatre; the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center; Museum of Photographic Arts; Mingei International Museum; Timken Museum of Art; San Diego Hall of Champions; and San Diego Natural History Museum.
Jack McGrory, one of three chairs for the 2015 Masterpiece Gala, stated, “Balboa Park is the jewel of San Diego and a fabulous source of education in the areas of history, culture, science, art, architecture, horticulture and so much more. It is a destination, not only for San Diegans, but for visitors from throughout the U.S. and the world.”
The event also honored San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer.
For more information, visit www.patronsoftheprado.org.
Photos by Vincent Andrunas.