Special Events

The AFA hosts two major benefits annually, typically in the fall and spring seasons. Our marquee annual event, the AFA Gala & Cultural Leadership Awards recognizes an artist and museum leader or philanthropist for 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 the event’s honorees. Past honorees include Eli and Edythe Broad, Alice Walton, Charles and Valerie Diker, Kehinde Wiley, Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz, and Marina Abramović among others. The AFA Spring Luncheon gathers passionate art collectors and scholars, prominent museum directors, and distinguished business professionals to support the AFA’s important work. Past speakers include Marilyn Minter, Jeff Koons, Anne Pasternak and Will Cotton among others. Throughout the year, the AFA hosts specially curated trips to deepen our relationship with art, artists and the art community. We hope you will join us!

For more information on the AFA’s upcoming Special Events please contact events@amfedarts.org