Upcoming Event

2019 Gala & Cultural Leadership Awards

Thursday, November 7, 2019
6:30PM – 11:00PM
409 East 59th Street, NYC




At this year’s Gala and Cultural Leadership Awards, the AFA will honor noteworthy philanthropist Peter Brant and Kimerly Rorschach, the former Illsley Ball Nordstrom Director and CEO of the Seattle Art Museum with introductions by Donna De Salvo and Pauline Willis.

The AFA Cultural Leadership Awards are given annually to an artist and museum leader or philanthropist in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the art community.  The event brings together artists, museum directors, collectors, philanthropists, and art professionals at an elegant gala to celebrate the American Federation of Arts and honor significant individuals in the arts.

Previous recipients have included: Eli and Edythe Broad, Alice Walton, Charles and Valerie Diker, Kehinde Wiley, Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz, Marina Abramović, Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Frank Gehry, Roy Neuberger, Sarah Sze, and Eugene V. Thaw.

Your support enables us to continue to create meaningful connections between art and audiences. Thank you for your leadership and commitment to the AFA and our valuable mission!

For more information, contact events@amfedarts.org or call 212.988.7700 x209

Gala Leadership

Gala Hosts

Martha MacMillan

Sandra Warshawsky

Benefit Committee

Ruth Appelhof & Gary Adamek

Alice L. Walton Foundation

Richard Armstrong

Colin B. Bailey

Betsy Shack Barbanell

Susan Barrett

Douglas Baxter

Elizabeth Belfer

Tsipi Ben-Haim

Jonathan P. Binstock, Ph.D.

The Brant Foundation, Inc.

The Broad Art Foundation


Stephanie & Frederick Clark

Michele & Marty Cohen

Corner Foundation, Inc.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Yasaman & Vuk Djunic

Elizabeth Easton

Ashleigh Fernandez

Brian Ferriso

Findlay Galleries

Anne Fitzpatrick

Leslie & Tom Freudenheim

Peter Frey

Miller Gaffney

Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich / New York

Marian Goodman Gallery

Thelma Golden

Andrea Grover

Agnes Gund

Anthony Hirschel

Phyllis Hollis

Elizabeth Madigan Jost

Stephanie & Jody La Nasa

Stewart M. Landefeld

Barbara & Richard S. Lane

Leonard & Judy Lauder

Raymond J. Learsy

Aviva Lehmann

NancyJane & Jeffrey M. Loewy

Christopher & Merrill Mahan

Marian Goodman Gallery

Claire Marmion

Courtney J. Martin

Clare E. McKeon

Jennifer McCracken New

Robert Mnuchin

Susan Noonan

Soraya Rios

Joseph Rosa

Capera Ryan

Betsy Pinover Schiff

Angelica & Thilo Semmelbauer

James S. Snyder


Patricia Brown Specter

Belinda Tate

Ellen & Bill Taubman

Ian Taylor

Barbara & Donald Tober

Victoria Triplett

Monique Schoen Warshaw

Angela Westwater


in formation as of 10.28.19

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