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Patrons of the Prado Masterpiece Gala

Patrons of the Prado Masterpiece Gala
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Patrons of the Prado Masterpiece Gala

It is billed as “Masterpiece, Only Once Every Hundred Years,” a grand title for what is being touted as the Balboa Park party of the century. The place is the historic Spreckels Organ Pavilion and the date is July 18. On that celebratory evening, San Diego will be at the halfway mark in the yearlong celebration that marks 100 years since the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, a fair that drew visitors from all over the world and permanently changed the city. Patrons of the Prado is giving the party as part of its annual gala to raise and distribute funds to museums and arts and culture institutions along the Prado. This year, 11 institutions will receive funding. Since its formation in 1997, Patrons of the Prado has granted nearly $3 million to its beneficiaries. This year’s presenting sponsors are Papa Doug and Geniya Manchester; presenting media sponsor is U-T San Diego; and event chairs are Arlene and Richard Esgate and Jack McGrory.

Ranch & Coast Magazine published a 19-part series about the 1915-16 Panama-California Exposition from June 1913 through December 1914, concluding on the eve of the 2015 centennial anniversary year. It was quite a journey back in time. (858.256.6140, www.patronsoftheprado.org)   DARLENE G. DAVIES

Patrons of the Prado Masterpiece Gala

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