On Saturday, September 17, dressed in fluid and misty formal wear with a galaxy of colours, more than 950 personalities from the arts and business community gathered at the MAC Ball to celebrate contemporary art for the benefit of the Fondation du MAC.
More than $1,000,000 net was raised during this festive and glowing evening –orchestrated by Bob Agency at the Royalmount Salada Market– which is a record amount for the event. After a two-year hiatus, the Bal du MAC was back under the theme Idylle.
Transformed for one evening, the industrial space was laid out in such a way as to create an idyllic universe of gathering and sharing, immersing the chic crowd in a fluid scenographic tableau inspired by a creative theme of transparency and light.
The evening’s silent auction featured works by local contemporary artists. Thus, works by Trevor Baird, Gwenaël Bélanger, Jean-François Bouchard, Anthony Burnham, Edward Burtynsky, Geneviève Cadieux, Jason Cantoro, Luc Courchesne, Kim Dorland, Holly King, Caroline Monnet, Robert Rahal, Marc Séguin, Heidi Spector, Karen Tam, Yves Tessier, Chih-Chien Wang and Janet Werner were auctioned and offered to the participants of the evening.
With the support of the Sandra and Alain Bouchard Foundation, this major event –undoubtedly one of the most popular of the season– allows the Fondation du MAC to provide the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal with funds; intended to support the various educational activities of the MAC, to enrich the Museum’s Collection, to promote the influence of Quebec artists and to present in Montreal some of the most prestigious international artists of the moment.
This year’s sold-out edition of the MAC Ball was under the masterful co-chairmanship of Marie-Claude Dumas, Geneviève Turbide-Potvin and Valery Zamuner.
They were able to count on a dedicated organizing committee –composed of Marie-Josée Simard (committee chair), Elizabeth Camiré, Violette Cohen, Josée Dufresne, François Lachance, Stéphanie Larivière, Patricia Lemaire and Cathy Samson– to make MAC Ball 2022 a stunning success.
Here is what you need to know about the MAC Ball
One of the season’s most highly anticipated events, the MAC Ball is a major benefit evening that allows the Fondation du MAC to make a financial contribution to the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal for its various areas of activity. A record-breaking $1,000,000+ was raised for the MAC Ball 2022.
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