84th Annual San Francisco Boat Race Dinner - Thursday, April 18, 2019 - University Club, San Francisco - 5:30 to 10:30 pm

Speaker: Thomas Campbell, Director and CEO of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF), and former Director and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
Over his thirty-year career, Mr. 
Campbell has dedicated his life to the preservation, study and promotion of art as a gateway to human understanding. A distinguished art historian who was educated at Oxford and the Courtauld Institute, University of London, he joined the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1995 as an assistant curator in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts and supervising curator of the Antonio Ratti Textile Center. As curator, he conceived and organized the acclaimed exhibitions Tapestry in the Renaissance: Art and Magnificence (2002) and Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor (New York, 2007; Madrid, 2008). The 2002 exhibition was named "Exhibition of the Year" by Apollo Magazine and its catalogue won the Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Award (College Art Association) for distinguished exhibition catalogue in the history of art (2003). His book, Henry VIII and the Art of Majesty: Tapestries at the Tudor Court, a reappraisal of the art and patronage of the era, was published in 2007. 

During his tenure as Director, he elevated the Met’s national and international profile through conservation exchanges in the Middle East and India, ambitious loan exhibitions in China, Japan and Brazil, the launching of a biannual global museum directors’ colloquium, and a new international donor council.

Celebrate the 165th Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race and the 84th San Francisco Boat Race Dinner at the University Club at 800 Powell Street, San Francisco. 

We always need people to help on the night with handing out labels and checking the table layout.
  • The dinner is restricted to alumni, academic visitors and former employees of the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford. Friends of the universities, who have donated to either Oxford or Cambridge, are also invited.  Each alumnus/alumna may bring one guest.
  • Check out the Boat Race on  http://theboatrace.org/.
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