Today I’m profiling Sarah Grossman, the San Diego Museum of Art‘s manager of special events and stylish lady behind some of my most favorite events in the city, from Culture & Cocktails, the quarterly soiree themed to a new exhibit (i.e. “Havana Nights for new Cuban artwork acquisitions), to the upcoming Art Alive, a weekend-long exhibit during which florists reinterpret works of art via plants. I attended Art Alive’s opening event, Bloom Bash, last year, and it was one of the coolest events I had ever been to, and not just because the floral works were impressive. People go all out with their ensembles, which makes for great people-watching. I remember seeing a svelte, near-octogenarian shimmy around the dance floor in a tight sequined dress. Go, mama!
With an eye for all things artistic and fashionable, I wanted Sarah to share a peek into her museum-planning life. Today she talks about wearing heels constantly and her favorite vintage shop…among other things.
Name: Sarah Grossman
Neighborhood: Old La Mesa
Job: Manager, Special Events at The San Diego Museum of Art
What did you eat for breakfast today?
Greek Yogurt and an Americano…MUST have my coffee
What’s the best thing about your job?
The creative outlet, the people I meet and the world class art I get to celebrate every day. I love being able to reach a new demographic and help to make art accessible and relevant to a wider audience through events like Culture & Cocktails.
The working hours and having to last so long in heels.
How do you tackle a creative block?
I’m a diehard art lover, so wandering the galleries can help with coming up with new ideas…learning for the masters themselves. Also, sometimes just pulling up websites and social media pages for music festivals, art fairs or other art institutions institutions I’m inspired by to see what types of activations resonate with their audience can help.
What are you currently reading?
I’m constantly devouring fashion magazines. My favorites are Vogue, W, Nylon and InStyle.
What’s your favorite spot in the city and why?
I love being at home with my husband in our mid-century styled house in Old La Mesa and because I’m fashion obsessed, I love scouring Buffalo Exchange and other resale stores weekly for designer finds and vintage treasures.
What was the most awesome thing about today?
Goofing off with our box of photo booth props and supplies between the last-minute Art Alive tasks. It’s important to me to always have fun and laugh, especially during crunch time.
Thanks, Sarah! You can follow along with all of the Museum’s happening on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. For information about Art Alive, which runs April 24-26, check out the San Diego Museum of Art’s website.