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Gala After-Party Celebrating Murakami: Monsterized

Celebrate the opening of Murakami: Monsterized at the Gala After-Party — where art, music, and imagination collide for an unforgettable evening

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
9 PM to 1 AM


21+ to attend
Festive Black-tie

After-Party Sponsor
181 Fremont Residences

After-Party Chair
Steve Chen

Host Committee
Brandon Au • Sara Plummer Barnard • Jennifer Chang • Andrew Chau • Jimmy Chen • Dari Dorj • AJ Gandhi • Jeremy Kranz • Olga Sigmundson • Maureen Soliman • Andrea Van Dell • Soha Zadeh

San Francisco Just Got Stranger.

Join the Asian Art Museum to celebrate the opening of Takashi Murakami: Unfamiliar People — Swelling of Monsterized Human Ego. The exhibition by Takashi Murakami (Japanese, b. 1962) showcases more than 75 works — including a dozen never-before exhibited ones — and delivers Murakami’s signature combination of fun, spectacle, and playful social commentary in his first-ever solo exhibition in the Bay Area.

  • Indulge in delicious catered fare and sip on beverages from the open bars
  • Dance the night away to a curated selection of tunes
  • Get branded with a temporary tattoo or two
  • Watch live hip-hop performances by Str8jacket Dance Company
  • Be among the first to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Murakami’s artwork, featuring larger-than-life paintings and sculptures, before the exhibition opens to the public
  • Marvel at art on view and capture all the photo-worthy moments throughout the museum

The After-Party promises an evening of fun and discovery. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind evening! Grab your friends and get ready to party at the Asian Art Museum.

Proceeds from this sensational event support the Asian Art Museum’s mission to celebrate, preserve, and promote Asian and Asian-American art and cultures for local and global audiences.

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Organizers & Sponsors
The Murakami: Monsterized After-Party is sponsored by 181 Fremont Residences.

Image: Homage to Francis Bacon (Three Studies of Lucian Freud), 2017, by Takashi Murakami (Japanese, b. 1962). Acrylic and platinum leaf and gold leaf on canvas mounted on aluminum frame. Courtesy of the artist, Perrotin and The Heller Group. ©2017 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Takashi Murakami: Unfamiliar People — Swelling of Monsterized Human Ego is organized by the Asian Art Museum. Presentation is made possible with the generous support of Kenneth C. Griffin and The Bernard Osher Foundation. Additional support is provided by Neiman Marcus, Sakana Foundation, and the W.L.S Spencer Foundation.  

Sustained support generously provided by the Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Endowment Fund for Exhibitions and the Kao/Williams Contemporary Art Exhibitions Fund.