A Quick Guide to Spring Non-Profits and Galas
by Alexandra Slattery
Wednesday, April 27
Brooklyn Museum's Brooklyn Artists Ball
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn
Sarah Jessica Parker hosts this cocktail reception at dinner to celebrate the influence and creativity if Brooklyn artists. Expectations are high after last year’s unforgettable Jennifer Rubell’s edible creations. Artists involved in setting this year’s mood include Angel Otero, Heather Rowe , Vadis Turner, Sara VanDerBeek, Anya Kielar and Dustin Yellin. We are quite sure that the benefit will one again leave the artworld buzzing and satiated. Tickets start at $500.
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America: “Unframed: Curated by Vik Muniz”
More information to come.
Thursday, May 5
Creative Time Benefit Honoring Liz Swig
Meatpacking District “New Area Nightclub,” New York
If you have been looking for a work by Yoko Ono or Olaf Breuning to add to your collection, the silent auction at the Creative Time Benefit is what you have been waiting for. Plus, you are guaranteed surprise performances and tequila… no guarantee that you will make it home. Tickets are $1,500 and up.
Tuesday, May 10
The Noguchi Museum Spring Benefit
The Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, NY
Honoring Sam Sachs. More information to come.
Tuesday, May 10
International Center of Photography, 27th Annual Infinity Awards
Pier 60, New York City
The Infinity Awards honor all aspects of photography, from lifetime achievement to photojournalism, fashion, writing, and publications. Camera obscura photographer Abelardo Morell is among the honorees this year. The ceremony benefits ICP’s exhibitions, collections, community outreach, and the School at ICP.
Thursday, May 12
Queens Museum of Art Gala 2011
New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
Join us for our Gala 2011! Another year, another great party featuring this year’s honorees Rose Ciampa and Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP. Complete with cocktails, dinner and performances. Tickets are $300.
Wednesday, May 18
The Bronx Museum of the Arts Spring Gala Dinner and Auction
Espace, 635 West 42nd Street, New York
This benefit is accompanied by a performance by Valerie Capers, the Bronx born and highly acclaimed pianist and composer.
Wednesday, May 18
Exit Art’s Outer Space Benefit Gala
The benefit is always a fun party and this year’s will be especially exciting with artist chairs Swoon, Marina Abramovic, and Will Cotton. There will be hors d’oeuvres and drinks provided by sponsors Ketel One, Moet, and Butternuts Beers, and an auction of work by both emerging and established artists, a great way to start or grow your art collection. Tickets start at $175.
Thursday, May 19
National Academy Museum’s Spring Gala and Benefit Auction
National Academy Museum
Founded in 1825, The National Academy is the only institution of its kind that integrates a Museum, Art School, and Association of Artists and Architects dedicated to creating the preserving a living history of American art. We’re honoring distinguished National Academicians, Stephen Antonakos, Morton Kaish and Kevin Roche. All proceeds benefit the Academy’s education and exhibition programs. Tickets start at $500.
Thursday, May 26
El Museo’s Gala Honoring Mario Testino
Cipriani, 110 East 42nd Street, New York
With honorary members like Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista, El Museo’s Gala to honor Mario Testino will most likely be just as sexy as his photos. Tickets start at $1,000.
Whitney Art Party
Details to come