THE MAYOR’S ART AWARD
Honoring an individual artist for their outstanding achievement in the arts and civic life
Michael Tilson Thomas
Composer & Conductor
Mayor London Breed is thrilled to honor Michael
Tilson Thomas with the City’s most esteemed
cultural distinction. He was selected for his lifetime of
accomplishments, talent and broad impact on audiences here at home and around
the world. For the last 25 years, MTT has been an icon of San Francisco’s arts
and cultural spirit, a great contributor to civic life, and has been
instrumental in putting the San Francisco Symphony on the map as a world-class
With 2020 being MTT’s final year as music director at SF Symphony, it is the ideal moment to celebrate him, with the honor and love from the San Francisco community which he so fittingly deserves.
ARTCARE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Honoring an individual with significant accomplishments in arts and culture philanthropy as well as civic engagement
The ArtCare leadership is proud to present our
distinguished award to Nancy in recognition and celebration of her generous
contributions as a leader, patron and participant in the cultural life of San
Francisco. Of the many things she has accomplished over her career, her
impact on the arts and of our City is invaluable and her passion continues to
inspire. In many ways, we are all benefactors of her work.
As she served as President and CEO of the SF Symphony for nearly 15 years, she is happy to be honored along with her dear friend, Michael Tilson Thomas.