Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo Gala

September 7, 2019 | Rancho del Arte

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego will host its 43rd annual Monte Carlo gala themed “An Art Affair II.” The event will be held at Rancho del Arte, the private Rancho Santa Fe home of devoted arts patrons and ARTnews top 200 art collectors, Iris and Matthew Strauss. This is the second year in a row that the couple has generously hosted the event, and the second year for Iris Strauss, Joan Jacobs, and Karen Cohn to serve as event co-chairs. The over-the-top fête will include fine dining, live entertainment, casino-style gaming, and contemporary art at every turn. Gala attendees will have the opportunity to take curator-led tours of the Strauss’ expansive art collection during the event. MCASD is in the midst of a transformational expansion of its flagship La Jolla campus that will quadruple current gallery space from 10,000 to 40,000 square feet, allowing the museum to continually show works from its outstanding permanent collection in addition to temporary exhibitions. mcasd.org/montecarlo

Monte Carlo Gala

Karen Cohn, Iris Strauss, Joan Jacobs, and Kathryn Kanjo


Photo by Vincent Knakal