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Centennial Gala

A Walk on the Wild Side

April 6, 2024

The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville invites you to celebrate the museum's 100th Anniversary with our Centennial Gala; a New York in the ‘70s-themed bash inspired by our featured exhibition, A Walk on the Wild Side. Get out your boogie shoes for an extraordinary evening that brings together art, music, dancing, and spectacle with artful moments and delicious displays of food and beverages. 

Celebrating a century of creativity and community, funds raised at MOCA's Centennial Gala will enable the museum to present groundbreaking exhibitions, public programs, and educational initiatives that engage the community and elevate Jacksonville as a regional destination for arts and culture. Join us as we celebrate MOCA's legacy and imagine the future that we want for our great city. 

GENERAL ADMISSION
General Admission ticket holders receive access to the main celebration, and Non-Member Tickets include a free individual MOCA Membership.

7-10 p.m. | Main Celebration

TICKETS
MOCA Members $200
Non-Member $250
ATTEND AS A VIP
VIP ticket holders receive access to an exclusive VIP Cocktail Hour and a commemorative gift, as well as admission to the general event.
 
6-7 p.m. | VIP Check-in & Cocktail Reception
7-10 p.m. | Main Celebration

TICKETS

VIP $500
Details on sponsorships can be found below. 

A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

'70S NEW YORK IN THE NORMAN FISHER COLLECTION AT MOCA

December 2023 - June 2024

Jacksonville native Norman Fisher was a social phenomenon, almost a work of art himself. He brought together visual artists, poets, performers, and writers in his living room on West Twelfth Street in Manhattan, ultimately amassing a collection of hundreds of works by many of the artists active in the city at the time, to whom he gave friendship and support. This exhibition maps an extraordinarily vibrant period in late 20th-century American culture when an informal, yet singular, group of artists collided in Manhattan and sparked a collective energy that was to drive intense experimentation across the arts. Learn More >> 

MOCA AT 100

MOCA Jacksonville celebrates its centennial in 2024, as the oldest art museum in the region and the second contemporary art museum to be established in the United States. We hope that you will join us in celebrating this momentous occasion for MOCA and for Jacksonville. Learn More >> 
MOCA 100th anniversary logo

SPONSORSHIPS

Sponsors will receive VIP tickets, access to an exclusive VIP Cocktail Hour, a commemorative gift, recognition as an event sponsor, and more, while supporting the museum's 100th anniversary initiatives. The celebration will accommodate up to 450 guests for an evening unlike any you have ever experienced!

For questions about the event, please reach out to our Development Team at mocadevelopment@unf.edu or 904-620-5273. 

Christopher Makos, The Morning After, Still Life Photograph of Norman Fisher

WILD SIDE PRESENTING

$50,000

10 tickets to exclusive VIP pre-party
Logo on valet tags placed in vehicles
Designated social media post call-out
Logo or name prominently displayed on below listed items
Plus all other benefits of Ziggy Stardust Sponsorship

 

ZIGGY STARDUST

$25,000

8 tickets to exclusive VIP pre-party
Naming opportunity for museum space during the event
Name listed on social media posts
Plus all other benefits of Free Bird Sponsorship

 

FREE BIRD

$10,000

6 tickets to exclusive VIP pre-party
Name listed on select digital communications
Logo (where possible) or name on below mentioned items
Plus all other benefits of Bohemian Rhapsody Sponsorship

 

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

$5,000

4 tickets to exclusive VIP pre-party
Name on digital invitations
Plus all other benefits of Dancing Queen Sponsorship

 

DANCING QUEEN

$2,500

2 tickets to exclusive VIP pre-party
Name on event signage, website, annual report
Commemorative VIP gift

 

VIP SUPPORTER

$1,000

2 tickets to exclusive VIP pre-party

Thank you to our sponsors

ZIGGY STARDUST

$25,000

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Z. Duke

 

FREE BIRD

$10,000

Anne and John Baker
Missy and Roland Boney
Chef's Garden
Jacksonville Jaguars
Hillary Whitaker Gallery
Susannah and Buck Williams


BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

$5,000

Cornelia and John Baker
Trina Johnson Fisher and Alan Fisher in Memory of Kyle Johnson
Anne and Charlie Joseph
GATE Petroleum Company
Laura and Mike Hodge
St. John
Dr. Kip and Ann Strasma
Chris and Cindy Ware


DANCING QUEEN

$2,500

Atlantic Coast Marine
First Horizon Bank
Sally and Larry Lee
Robert Monsky
Laura Schepis
Brooke and Hap Stein
Ashely and Matt Wotiz

Gala Planning Committee

Lauren Baker – Gala Chair | Benham Bishop | Jill Davis | Soo Gilvarry | Anne Joseph | Debbie Moore | Marie Pangborn | Kristen Surface | Laura Schepis | Kate Weidlich | Chase Zimmerman

Host Committee

Marleigh Gulliford | Emily Coleman | Marchie Surface | Catherine Freidline | Lindsey Barton | Kirsten O’Neill | Britt Morgan Saks | Marcela Beard | Stephanie Verlander | Ashley Bailey | Cameron Lucie | Jennifer Guthrie | Alison Hall Hillis | Sara Lear Walker | Robin Campen | Fitz Pullins | Tina Meskel | Jamie Sandifer | Ashley Szcukowski | Christina Clohecy | Ron Episcopo | Thao “Tee” Ngo | Julie McKenny | Blair Woolverton | Susie Miller | Lauren Gibbs | Heather Creel | Kristina Nelson | Tiffany Massey | Christina Spencer | Cameron White | Molly Curry | Margaret Gellatly | Amy Waycaster | Kristen Allen | Marion Cangemi | Anika Comar | Gia Kirk | Sallie Ball Mason | Kimberly Tonning | Kate McCoy | Ashley Wotiz | Lindley Tolbert | Lauren Rueger | Sally Lee | Missy Boney | Brooks Cannon | Adrienne Houghton | Sarah Stone