Patrons of the Prado hosts 2023 Masterpiece Gala “Out of this World”


Patrons of the Prado presented its 2023 Masterpiece Gala “Out of this World” July 8 at Balboa Park’s Spreckels Organ Pavilion. The gala celebrated “Balboa Park and those who devote themselves to preserving the Prado as an iconic center for art, theatre, science, and history,” according to

The event raises funds to benefit 10 educational and cultural centers on the Prado in Balboa Park. The gala featured a dinner created by Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille, a cocktail reception, live auction, dancing with NRG and more. The event was chaired by Merridee Book, Suzi Day, and Roxi Link.

Photos by Vincent Andrunas