Brazilian Girls Steal the (Art) Show at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Gala

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There have been more than a few years since my last visit to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art but still, I can’t believe the museum is turning 75 years old; she looks so good for her age! I know there have been a few nips and tucks here and there, but I think what keeps her young is the never ending infusion of talent that graces her halls, blended with a motley crew of observers – a marvelous melding of patron, artist and child, whose constant amazement and appreciation never ceases.
Friday the 14th of May was no exception – in fact, that aforementioned amazement multiplied by over 1,000 people strong. First there was an all star dinner with the creme de la creme of SF’s art patrons – led by SFMOMA Trustee and Gala chairwoman Norah Stone. Also present: Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Mayor Gavin Newsom, SFMOMA Board Trustee Doris Fisher and Mary Robinson, Charles Schwab, and model Maggie Rizer. Some of the other attendees included Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, soon to be immortalized in David Fincher’s The Social Network starring Jesse Eisenberg playing the entrepreneur.
Afterward there was a musical birthday extravaganza, with a number of acts…but the show truly belonged to the band Brazilian Girls, led by singer Sabina Sciubba. As soon as Sciubba and her band members hit the stage, the MOMA came alive in a multitude of glorious hues of pink purple and red.

Where else in San Francisco will you find doyennes dancing next to ad execs next to painters next to babies –all to melodic beats in French, Spanish, and English? While the Brazilian Girls haven’t performed in a while, they will be hitting California again this summer – headlining the Wanderlust Festival in Lake Tahoe for one night only — August 1st. Get in while you can – you will not be disappointed.
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