Wonder Ball | Out of this World and Artful LA
Out of this World and Artful LA
One-night stay for two at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Private tour of SpaceX’s headquarters
(up to six people; Monday – Thursday tours only)
Private tours at Gemini G.E.L. and LACMA
(at a mutually agreed upon date in October or November)
Retail Value: priceless
Long an incubator for creative excellence in both aerospace and fine art printmaking, Los Angeles is home to SpaceX and Gemini G.E.L., the contemporary leaders in these two arenas. The winning bidders of this experience will gain access to thought leaders at the intersection of science and art—an opportunity afforded to very few lucky individuals.
The sky is not the limit when you bid for your chance to visit SpaceX’s rocket and spacecraft factory. Founded by entrepreneur Elon Musk (PayPal, Tesla Motors, SolarCity), SpaceX designs, manufactures, and launches the world’s most advanced rockets and spacecraft with the ultimate goal of making it possible for people to live on other planets. Your winning bid will get your group of up to six guests a private tour of SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California, just minutes from Los Angeles International Airport. You will tour the world’s largest facility performing the complete design, fabrication, and assembly of rockets, engines, and spacecraft. You will see Falcon 9 rockets being assembled, Merlin engines being constructed, Dragon spacecraft in production, and even a Dragon that has returned from space.
This unique package calls for luxury accommodations to be provided by the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in sun-drenched Santa Monica. For more than one hundred years, the Miramar Hotel has offered the ultimate in privacy and pampering at its prime location on the bluffs above Santa Monica Beach. Enjoy a one-night stay for two at this casually elegant property.
As part of this Los Angeles adventure you will meet Sidney B. Felsen, co-founder and co-director of the world-renowned print workshop Gemini G.E.L. Mr. Felsen will give an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of this famous facility where artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra, and Jasper Johns have created iconic works. You may even witness printmakers in actions. The winning bidder will also receive a curator-led tour of the exhibition The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L. at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). SJMA’s recently appointed curator Lauren Schell Dickens, who developed the exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, will give you an insider’s view.
Additional Details Regarding Visit to SpaceX
Requirements: Open to US citizens and permanent residents, pending clearance by SpaceX security
Time and date: To be arranged by mutual agreement
Expiration: Must be used within one year following date of auction
Non-transferable: Cannot be resold or re-auctioned