Special Events

2024 Spring Luncheon featuring Tschabalala Self

Tuesday, May 21
12:00-2:00 PM

583 Park Avenue, NYC


The American Federation of Arts is pleased to invite you to the 2024 Spring Luncheon featuring contemporary artist and painter Tschabalala Self as guest speaker.

The Spring Luncheon brings together a passionate community of artists, scholars, collectors, museum directors, and distinguished professionals to support the AFA’s important work. Past speakers include Sanford Biggers, Marilyn Minter, Jeff Koons, Anne Pasternak and Will Cotton, among others.

With several exhibition openings under way, and a variety of new projects on the horizon, the AFA remains committed to its mission of expanding arts access through touring exhibitions and a robust offering of public programs. Your support ensures that audiences of all backgrounds can experience the transformative power of art. Thank you!


Please note that Eventbrite charges a handling fee. To purchase tickets directly from the AFA, or for additional information, contact us at 212.988.7700 x247 or events@amfedarts.org, or download the AFA 2024 Spring Luncheon Reply Form.

Dress code for this event is business attire.

Florals provided by Élan Flowers.



Spring Luncheon Leadership


Elizabeth Belfer

Komal Shah


Lorre Erlick

Christian Levett

Clare E. McKeon

Stephen Reily

Kimerly Rorschach

Host Committee

Betsy Shack Barbanell

Tsipi Ben-Heim

Jonathan P. Binstock, PhD

Annette Blaugrund, PhD


Mark Dion

Brian J. Ferriso

Leslie & Tom L. Freudenheim

Janis Gardner Cecil

Judith A. Garson

Lee White Galvis &

          Sergio Galvis

Elaine Goldman

Alva G. Greenberg

Maren Hassinger

Lauren Haynes

Anthony Hirschel

Elizabeth Madigan Jost

Kaye Spiegler PLLC

Ligel Lambert

Barbara & Richard S. Lane

Arnold L. Lehman

NancyJane & Jeffrey M. Loewy

Claire Marmion

Gabrielle Richter

Alexis Rockman

Patricia Ruiz-Healy

Legacy Russell

Capera Ryan

Betsy Pinover Schiff &

              Edward Schiff

Angelica Semmelbauer

Cindy Sherman

James S. Snyder &

        Tina D. Snyder

Belinda Tate

Ellen & Bill Taubman

Ian Taylor

Susan M. Taylor

Kay WalkingStick

Monique Schoen Warshaw

Sandra Warshawsky

Daniel Weiss

Yaél M. Weitz

Julián Zugazagoitia


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Tschabalala Self (b. 1990, Harlem, NY) lives and works in upstate New York. Self graduated with a BA from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, in 2012 and an MFA from the Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT, in 2015. Solo exhibitions include Around the Way, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland (2024); Feed Me, Kiss Me, Need Me, Cultuurcentrum Strombeek Grimbergen, Grimbergen, Belgium (2023); Spaces and Places, Eva Presenhuber Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland (2023); Seated, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom (2023); Inside Out, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland (2023); and Home Body, Pilar Corrias, London, United Kingdom (2022), among others. Recent group exhibitions include Unravel: The Power and Politics of Textiles in Art, The Barbican, London, United Kingdom (2024); Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys, Brooklyn Museum, NY (2024); Making Their Mark, Shah Garg Foundation, New York, NY (2023); It doesn’t go away even if you stop believing in it, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France (2023); and The Culture: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art in the 21st Century, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD (2023); among others.


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