The Third Annual Global Fine Art Awards Gala at the National Arts Club
The best curated art and design exhibitions from around the globe were honored at the Third Annual Global Fine Art Award Gala on February 11. Featuring 78 nominees from 22 countries, 5 continents, and 52 cities, the awards recognized curatorial achievements in exhibitions of contemporary and Post-War art; Impressionist and Modern art; Renaissance, Baroque, and Old Masters; ancient art; and public art, design, and photography.

Guests included honorees Gary Tinterow, director of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; Susie Guzman, director of Hauser and Wirth Gallery of New York, Zurich, London, New York, Somerset, and Los Angeles; and Charles de Mooij, director of Het Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch, the Netherlands. Jonathan Henery accepted the award for best public art on behalf of his uncle Christo and his late aunt Jeanne Claude for their project The Floating Piers.

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Jonathan Henery accepts the Public Art Award on behalf of his uncle Christo for Christo and Jeanne Claude's <em>The Floating Piers</em> at the Third Annual Global Fine Art Awards Gala at the National Arts Club. Courtesy of the Third Annual Global Fine Art Awards Gala.

Jonathan Henery accepts the Public Art Award on behalf of his uncle Christo for Christo and Jeanne Claude’s The Floating Piers at the Third Annual Global Fine Art Awards Gala at the National Arts Club. Courtesy of the Third Annual Global Fine Art Awards Gala.

Global Fine Art Awards volunteer chair committee head Megan Wright and her team at the Third Annual Global Fine Art Awards Gala at the National Arts Club. Courtesy of the Third Annual Global Fine Art Awards Gala.

Global Fine Art Awards volunteer chair committee head Megan Wright and her team at the Third Annual Global Fine Art Awards Gala at the National Arts Club. Courtesy of the Third Annual Global Fine Art Awards Gala.

Judy Holm and Inness Hancock with Ad's-Gravesande, the intendant of the Jheronimus Bosch 500 Foundation, winner for Best Renaissance, Baroque, Old Masters, Dynasties for "Jheronimus Bosch – Visions of a Genius" at the Third Annual Global Fine Art Awards Gala at the National Arts Club. Courtesy of the Third Annual Global Fine Art Awards Gala.

Judy Holm and Inness Hancock with Ad’s-Gravesande, the intendant of the Jheronimus Bosch 500 Foundation, winner for Best Renaissance, Baroque, Old Masters, Dynasties for “Jheronimus Bosch – Visions of a Genius” at the Third Annual Global Fine Art Awards Gala at the National Arts Club. Courtesy of the Third Annual Global Fine Art Awards Gala.