Monte Carlo 2019
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego hosted its 43rd annual Monte Carlo gala, themed “An Art Affair II.” The event was held at the private Rancho Santa Fe home of devoted arts patrons Iris and Matthew Strauss. The over-the-top fête included fine dining, live entertainment, casino-style gaming, and contemporary art at every turn. 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. Gala co-chairs were Iris Strauss, Joan Jacobs, and Karen Cohn.
Photography by Stacy Keck