Press Release for Friday, February 19, 2010
MOCA Jacksonville Hosts Mad About Marilyn Soiree Premier Benefit
Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of
the University of
North Florida, is hosting
a “Mad About Marilyn Soiree” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 13. Mark your
calendars because you don’t want to miss this premier benefit event!
Come celebrate the iconic movie star Marilyn Monroe with
MOCA’s Hollywood-style party, which will feature complimentary valet parking,
live music, dancing, open bar as well as delectable desserts and breakfast.
Diamond-laced champagne will also be available for $20. With
each glass purchased, participants will get a cubic zirconium diamond donated
by Miriam’s Jewelry, located in San Marco and in Ponte Vedra
Beach, and the chance to
win a dazzling one-carat diamond.
tours of the “Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe” exhibit will also be available.
Experience the spark, sex appeal and sensation of Monroe at the exhibition through the art of
Andy Warhol, Christo, Douglas Kirkland, Robert Indiana, Mel Ramos, Richard
Avedon, Bert Stern, Henri Cartier-Bresson and many others. This vivid and
diverse exhibition of more than 300 objects captures her rise to stardom as
well as her private life and public image through works by over 80 artists,
ranging from fashion photographers to pop art painters to international
for the “Mad About Marilyn Soiree” are $50 for members; $65 for non-members;
students and $100 for a
VIP Hollywood Star Ticket, which includes a complimentary diamond-laced glass
of champagne, a special VIP entrance and a star on the MOCA wall of fame. For
reservations for this event, call (904) 366-6911, extension 208, or go to www.mocajacksonville.unf.edu.
Proceeds from these ticket sales support MOCA’s mission to
serve the community through its exhibitions, collections, educational programs
and community outreach initiatives. These outreach programs include educational
lectures from UNF Art & Design faculty; after school and summer art
classes; “Voice of the People,” an interpretive program that features the
recorded accounts and descriptions of works of art by students and adults; and
“Rainbow Artists,” which uses art and creative activities to promote
socialization and social interaction of children with autism.
for this event include:
chairs and Diamond sponsors—David and Linda Stein
sponsors—Preston and Joan Haskell; Dianne and
Gary McCalla; Michael and Julie McKenny; Miriam’s Jewelry; Timucuan Asset
Management and Waterproofing Specialists, Inc.
sponsors—Budweiser; Edward Jones Investments, Erin Higginbotham, financial
advisor; Plumbfun Photobooths; Riverside Liquors and Village Wine Shop; Waste
Management and the Zimmerman family.