Spring Gala and Art Auction 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017
Membership and Special Events



Join The Bronx Museum of the Arts for our annual benefit and auction, Get Down and AIM High, on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Conrad New York, Lower Manhattan.


Celebrate among friends, bid on covetable artworks, and dine on food from Union Square Events while you support the Bronx Museum. All proceeds enable the Museum to continue offering free public programs, Free Admission, internationally recognized exhibitions, and arts education programs to over 16,000 Bronx youth each year. This year the Bronx Museum’s annual Benefit Gala will be celebrating individuals who have made and indelible impact in the Bronx and the Museum’s signature program, Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) which provides professional development to emerging artists in the New York City area.


To reserve your spot at this festive affair, contact Allison Grandy at Gala@bronxmuseum.org or 718-681-6000 x 174 or PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE.  


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Alan Suna & Stuart Suna



Baz Luhrmann





Grandmaster Flash



Alan Siegel



Njideka Akunyili Crosby (AIM '13)

Grimanesa Amorós (AIM '90)
Deborah Buck (AIM '91)

Abigail DeVille (AIM '12)

Byron Kim (AIM '90)
Erik Parker (AIM '99)


Laura Hoptman

Lydia Yee



Martin Weinstein & Teresa Liszka

Gerald Weinstein & Mary Habstritt, General Hardware Mfg. Co.

Master of Ceremonies

David Corn



Gabriela Palmieri


Gala Chairs

Eric Blair-Joannou
Fiona Cibani
Olivia Douglas

Abigail Scheuer


Art, Fashion & Design Auction Chairs
Mangue Banzima
Isolde Brielmaier
Nancy Portnoy

Carole Server


The 2017 Gala, “Get Down and AIM High,” will celebrate the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program, the Museum’s long running professional development program for emerging artists. The Gala Committee selected a community of eight AIM artists and curators to honor and to represent the over 1,000 who have participated in the AIM program since its inception in 1980. AIM will be celebrated at the Gala and the focus of yearlong highlights in 2017 including the 4th AIM Biennial.


In keeping with the theme of “emerging,” we will be honoring Bronx born Alan Siegel, global branding titan to countless emerging brands and avid photography collector of emerging talents and established artists, and Bronx DJ Grandmaster Flash who helped lay the foundation for the emerging "hip-hop" culture and inspired the series “The Get Down,” which is filmed episodically in the Museum’s neighborhood.




Art, Fashion & Design Auction Works by 
Diana Al-Hadid
Donald Baechler
David Benjamin Sherry
Sadie Benning
Trudy Benson
Katherine Bernhardt
Ross Bleckner 
Katherine Bradford
Nancy Brooks Brody
Deborah Brown
Deborah Buck
Henry Chalfant
Bob  Colacello
Bill Cunningham
Katie DeGroot
Humberto Diaz
Tara Donovan
Nicole  Eisenman
Shepard  Fairey
Leo Gabin
Phyllis Galembo
Alexander Gorlizki
Ethan  Greenbaum
Debbie Grossman
James Hoff
Chris Hood
Rashid Johnson
Louise Lawler
Cary Leibowitz
Bill Lynch
Eddie Martinez
Barry McGee
Jessica Mein
Franco Mondini-Ruiz
Sam Moyer
Oscar Murillo
James Nares
Bruce Nauman
Kirsten Nelson
Carl Ostendarp
Jorge Pardo
Enoc Perez
Jon Pestoni
Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers)
Ugo Rondinone
Emilio Sanchez
Jacolby Satterwhite
Jamel Shabazz
Stephen Shames
Bosco Sodi
Kasper Sonne
Despina Stokou
Sarah Sze
Russell Tyler
Julie Wachtel
Mary Weatherford
William Wegman
Lawrence  Weiner
Madeline Weinrib
Pauline Wiertz
Marion  Wilson
Letha Wilson
Saya Woolfalk

Rob Wynne

Online sale supported by

Conrad New York
102 North End Avenue
New York City
(Between Murray and Vesey Streets)
Dinner by Union Square Events
Benefit Committee 
Rae Alexander-Minter**

Eric Appel

Michele Ateyeh

Sigmund Balka**
Gavin Berger**

Sue &  Joseph Berland

Eric Blair-Joannou**

Holly Block

Linda Blumberg**

Isolde Brielmaier* & Mangue Banzima*
Elliot Brownstein**
Victoria Cabanos**
Fiona Cibani**
Elizabeth Dee*
Alessandra DiGiusto**
Carol Dorsky
Olivia Douglas** & David DiDomenico

Cynthia Elliott & R. Douglass Rice

Dana Emmott

Wendy Fisher
William Fleischer
Lea Freid*
Galerie Lelong
Marilyn** & Stephen Greene

Scott R. & Melissa Pearsall Hirsch

Susan Hirshman 

Susan Hinko**
Joyce Hogi**

Susan & Steven Jacobson

Steven Kasher

Casey  Kelbaugh 
Nicole Klagsbrun*
Alice Kosmin**
Joan Krevlin**
Miyoung Lee

Cher Lewis

Katherine E. Lewis**

Omar Lopez-Chahoud

Barbara London

Lyles & King 

Florence Lynch*

Diane & Adam E. Max

Candice Madey

Jennifer McSweeney

Linda Mierls

Yossi Milo

Joseph Mizzi**

Gerard Mossé
Nathan Newman**

The O'Grady Foundation

Ifeoma Okoronkwo Aitkenhead**

Nancy Portnoy**

Simon Preston*

Walter Puryear

Paul Reback**

Calvin Ramsey**

Lisa Robb

Tim Rollins**
Ruth Corn** & Gordon Roth
Don Savelson**
Abigail Scheuer**
Carole Server** & Oliver Frankel
Karen & Steve Shapiro**
Arlene Slavin & Eric Bregman
Jill Smith* & Albert Handy*
Joshua Stein** & Julia Stein 

Daniel Stephens**

Suzanne Sunshine

Lybess Sweezy

Frederieke Taylor*
Elizabeth Tenenbaum*
Leslie Tonkonow*
Karin  Waisman & Carlos Brillembourg**
Joseph Zicherman**

*Art, Fashion & Design Auction Committee
Lists in formation as of December 6, 2016


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