Dinner & Award Ceremony | 583 Park Avenue, New York | 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Official After-Party | National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South | 10:30 pm to 12:30 am
Black Tie (optional)
Reservations required, tickets available online now
Be part of one of the most exciting and important events of the year in art.
Enjoy an evening of art and elegance at the historic NYC landmark, 583 Park Ave, From 6pm until 8pm, mingle with the art-stars, enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a sumptuous dinner. Then, we all adjourn upstairs for the main event – the Award Ceremony; where all of the 33 Finalists vie for the 13 Juried Awards, and all 85 Nominees are eligible for the prestigious Youniversal and YOU-2 Awards, which are decided on by the public! Be part of history as the Award Winners are announced and take the stage to receive their awards.
Award Ceremony guests include Shirin Neshat, Nominee for the Global Humanity Award, accompanied by curator Thomas Kellein; London’s Royal Academy of Arts Curator Edith Devaney, nominated for Abstract Expressionism, which later travelled to the Guggenheim Bilbao; Jay Levenson, Director, International Program of MoMA, and Jennifer Gray, Curator of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, Co-Curator of The Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) Nominated exhibition, Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive; Museum Director Erlend Hoyersten and curator Jacob Vengberg Sevel, nominated for Best Public Art Award for the Triennial at ARos Aarhus Kunstmuseum; The Metropolitan Museum of Art Nominees Dr. Maxwell (Mike) K. Hearn, Douglas Dillon Chairman of Asian Art, and Dr. Jason Sun, Brooke Russell Astor Curator of Chinese Art; Nominees from the Getty Museum, Co-Curators Dr. Kristen Collins and Dr. Kenneth Lapatin; Hirshhorn Museum Director Melissa Chiu for the nominated Yayoi Kusama exhibition Infinity Mirrors; Mark Lubell, Executive Director, and Erin Barnett, Director of Exhibitions and Collections from the International Center of Photography (ICP); Asia Society Nominee Dr. Adriana Proser; Nominee Dr. Catherine Whistler, Curator from the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University; Diane Tuft, Nominated photographer for the show Arctic Melt, represented by Marlborough Gallery in New York; Ruya Foundation’s Directors and Co-Curators of the Iraq Pavilion from the Venice Biennale, Tamara Chalabi and Paolo Columbo; Nominee Baiqu Gonkar, Director of Art Represent; Kris Callens, Director of the Fries Museum (Netherlands), which organized the Lawrence Alma-Tadema exhibition seen at three museums across Europe; Susie Guzman, Director at Hauser & Wirth for Nominees Philip Guston and Lygia Pape; Galerie Lelong & Co.’s Mary Sabbatino for nominated artists Jaume Plensa, Andy Goldsworthy and primary representative for the late Ana Mendieta; Gallerist Alison Jacques also for the late Ana Mendieta; Raquel Cecilia Mendieta, niece and film archivist of Nominated artist Ana Mendieta for the premier GFAA Global Humanity award; Munich-based curators Sam Bardouil and Till Fellrath, whose exhibition Art et Liberté: Rupture, War and Surrealism in Egypt premiered at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and concludes at the Tate Liverpool; Discovery of Mondrian Nominees Anne de Haij and Jet van Overeem, from the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, Netherlands; Amalia Cosmetatou, Executive Director and Director of Cultural Affairs and Roberta Casagrande-Kim, Assistant Manager of Exhibitions and Publications, representing nominated exhibition A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC – 200 AD from the Onassis Cultural Center, New York; Berlin-based artist Slater B. Bradley, nominated in the Best Public Art category for his installation Sundoor at World’s End at Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena during the Venice Biennale, accompanied by Chloe Sevigny.
The event is held concurrently with The Armory Show, a cultural collaborator of GFAA, especially recognizing eleven galleries and their artists exhibiting at the 2018 Armory Show. These galleries represent more than fifteen of this year’s Nominees including: Yayoi Kusama, Kerry James Marshall, Andy Goldsworthy, Jaume Plensa, Ana Mendieta, Wifredo Lam, Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso, Irving Penn, Ai Weiwei and William Eggleston.
In addition to the award ceremony and the after-party, GFAA is holding a series of three panels, hosted by corporate sponsor, K&L Gates LLP. These panels, taking place the morning of March 8, will be moderated by Dean Phelus, Senior Director of Leadership Programs at the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), and GFAA Judge; and by Desiree Moore, Partner at K&L Gates and member of the GFAA Executive Committee, Chair of Young Visionaries Committee.
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