COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA – March 18th, 2019 – Elizabeth Segerstrom attended the 90th birthday celebration of longtime friend and creative partner, Frank Gehry, at the Getty Center. Both sharing a passion for the arts, the two developed a friendship through Gehry’s charity, Turnaround Arts, which aims to bring art education to underprivileged children at low performing schools. Elizabeth helped establish the program in Orange County by bringing groups of children from the Willard School and Sierra Preparatory Academy to performances at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
The evening at the Getty Museum was a tribute to not only Gehry’s humanitarian endeavors but also to his world-renowned architectural and design legacy. Gehry’s iconic buildings continue to break the mold and stretch the boundaries of conventional architecture.
Attending the dinner alongside Elizabeth Segerstrom were Peter Alexander, Charles Arnoldi, Bill Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Nicolas Berggruen, Tony Berlant, Suzanne Booth, Michael and Vanessa Chow, Jeffrey Deitch, Eric and Melina Esrailian, Sid Felsen and Joni Weyl, Kevin de Leon, David and Susan Gersh, Ming and Eva Hsieh, Bruce Karatz and Lilly Tartikoff Karatz, Ginny Mancini, Zubin Mehta, Catherine Opie, Michael Ovitz, Norman Pearlstine, Anthony Rendon, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Ed Ruscha, Jordan Schnitzer, Adele Yellin, and others.
About Elizabeth Segerstrom:
Elizabeth Segerstrom is a co-managing partner at South Coast Plaza, the renowned international shopping and dining destination in Costa Mesa, California. Her philanthropic leadership has made an enormous impact on the cultural climate of Southern California. Elizabeth shared her passion for the arts with her late husband, Henry T. Segerstrom, and continues to uphold his profound legacy in the arts institutions in which he was involved, including Segerstrom Center for the Arts, where she sits on the board of directors.