Special Event

2023 Gala & Cultural Leadership Awards

Wednesday, November 8
6:30-10:00 PM

409 East 59th Street, NYC

On Wednesday, November 8th, the AFA was pleased to hold its 2023 Gala and Cultural Leadership Awards at Guastavino’s in New York City.

We were thrilled to honor photographer and philanthropist Judy Glickman Lauder and give a special thanks to departing long time AFA trustee, Stephanie LaNasa. This celebratory evening was filled with music, art, and community and served as an opportunity to highlight the AFA’s important work of touring exhibitions arounds the country.

If you were unable to join us, there’s still time to show your support! All contributions go towards ensuring that museums nationwide can serve as a platform for education, inspiration, and artistic excellence for communities to learn from and enjoy. Thank you!



Gala Leadership

Elizabeth Belfer

Charles & Valerie Diker

Agnes Gund

Roya Khadjavi & Massoud Heidari

Barbara & Richard S. Lane

Martha MacMillan

Kimerly Rorschach & John Hart

Monique Schoen Warshaw

Host Committee

A. Alfred Taubman Foundation

Anne Altchek

Betsy Shack Barbanell

Renée and Robert Belfer, in honor of Elizabeth Belfer

Jonathan P. Binstock, Ph.D

Annette Blaugrund, Ph.D

Janis Gardner Cecil


Dalia and Larry Leeds Family Foundation

Tina Davis &

    James S. Snyder

DC Moore Gallery

Robert & Kristen DeLaMater

Beth Rudin DeWoody & Firooz Zahedi

Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Junia Doan

Brian J. Ferriso

Vida Foubister

Leslie & Tom L.


Lee White Galvis & Sergio Galvis

Bennet H. Grutman & Tina Mei

Anthony Hirschel

Elizabeth Madigan Jost

Bonnie Kagan

Kaye Spiegler LLC

Mary Lapides & Jason Shela

Arnold L. Lehman

Anne R. Kinney, in honor of Stephanie LaNasa

Bonnie Engelbardt Lautenberg

Arnold L. Lehman

Stephanie & Jim Loeffler

NancyJane &  Jeffrey M. Loewy

Claire Marmion

Clare E. McKeon

Jennifer McCracken New

Stephen Reily & Emily Bingham

Patricia & Juan Ruiz-Healy

Capera Ryan

Betsy Pinover Schiff & Edward Schiff

Steve Shane, in memory of Sonia Shaenboen


Drs. Marc & Livia Straus

Belinda Tate

Ellen & Bill Taubman

Ian Taylor

Victoria Ershova Triplett

Sandra Warshawsky

Daniel Weiss

Julián Zugazagoitia


Media Partner


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Judy Glickman Lauder is an internationally recognized photographer, humanitarian and philanthropist. Her work is held in private collections and public institutions around the world, including the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the United States Holocaust Museum, Washington, DC.  She is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain and is represented by the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York City. Ms. Glickman Lauder serves on the Board of Trustees of the Portland Museum of Art and is a member of both the Getty Museum Photographic Council and the Photographic Visiting Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.




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!

Image: photo courtesy of Leah Rae Zimmerman

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