Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Frick Collection Autumn Dinner

Sarah McNear, Director Ian Wardropper, Honoree and Trustee Margot Bogert, Helen Clay Chace, Benefit Chairman and Frick Board of Trustees Chairman Elizabeth Eveillard, Benefit Chairmen Henry and Susan Johnson, Benefit Chairman Sidney R. Knafel, Benefit Chairman Londa Weisman, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier Salomon, Benefit Chairman Toby Milstein, and Benefit Chairman Larry Ross Milstein.
This past Monday night at the Frick Collection, they held their annual Autumn Dinner -- a much- anticipated highlight of The Frick Collection’s social and fundraising calendar. Held at the Frick mansion, the black tie dinner is always an early sell-out.

The event is the only sit-down dinner held in the museum’s monumental picture galleries, among masterpieces dating from the Renaissance through the nineteenth century.
This year they honored Frick trustee Margot Bogert, who retired as board chairman in June, after 12 years of service.
Guests in the Garden Court
Mrs. Bogert is the first individual outside the Frick family to lead the institution as board partnered with two directors to chart a course for the Frick’s next century, and made inestimable contributions through her enthusiasm and leadership.

She has passionately supported the museum’s acquisitions program, as well as numerous special exhibitions. She has also been instrumental in expanding the education programs and museum membership.
Director Ian Wardropper, Benefit Chairman and Frick Board of Trustees Chairman Elizabeth Eveillard, Benefit Chairman Sidney R. Knafel, Honoree and Trustee Margot Bogert, and Benefit Chairman Henry Johnson
Beyond the Frick, Bogert has had a long and varied career in the not-for-profit world, serving as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sarah Lawrence College. Prior to that, she held the position of Vice President for College Resources and launched Sarah Lawrence’s first major capital campaign. She was one of the first women to serve as a member of the National Executive Board of Directors of the Boy Scouts of America, and, in 2004, she founded the World Scout Fund/USA to support community projects in underdeveloped nations.
Caitlyn Pickens, Alexandra C. Porter, Cody Kittle, Deborah Royce, Young Fellows Committee Chairman Amory McAndrew, and Megan P. Ramm
Each year this dinner raises more than $1 million. Proceeds from the event help support the full range of programs. The Leadership Committee was Elizabeth and Jean-Marie Eveillard, Susan and Henry Johnson, Sidney R. Knafel and Londa Weisman, Larry Ross Milstein, Toby Anne Milstein, Alexandra Porter, and Lisa and Jeff Volling
Vice-Chairmen, Benefactors, and Patrons: Barbara and Brad Evans, Woodland Foundation, Barbara G. Fleischman, Mrs. Henry Clay Frick II, Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Horvitz, Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Dr. and Mrs. James S. Reibel, Rochelle and Mark Rosenberg, Louisa Stude Sarofim, O. Tavitian, and Elaine and Donald Textor.
Patsy Hansen, Nathan Saint Amand, Michael Hansen, Robert L. Froelich, Frederick W. Beinecke, Emily T. Frick, and Susan Waterfall
Benefit Committee: Sofia and Peter Blanchard III, Lauren Blum and C. William Merten, Jerry Ann Woodfin Costa and Victor Costa, James Grant and Patricia Kavanagh, Antonia and George Grumbach Jr., Pamela Howard and Jack Howard- Potter, Kathryn Kimball, Arthur L. Loeb, Arnold and Hilda Neis, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley DeForest Scott, The Selz Foundation, F. Randall and Judith Smith, Tiffany & Co., Lucy R. Waletzky, MD.
Director Ian Wardropper, Benefit Chairmen Susan and Henry Johnson, and Sarah McNear
Monika Heimbold and Ed Gallagher
Deputy Director for External Affairs Tia Chapman, Cole Harrell, Tai-Heng Cheng, and Pearse Lenz
Jane Horvitz with Trustee and Benefit Chairman Michael J. Horvitz and Elizabeth R. Horvitz
Benefit Committee Members Victor Jerry Ann Woodfin Costa
Joseph Mizzi, Joseph Lembo, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer Joe Shatoff, and Nico Kienzl
Mark Schaffer and Seymour R. Askin
General Counsel Alison Lonshein, Andrew W. Mellon Chief Librarian Stephen Bury, Robert B. Goldsmith and Lynne Rutkin
Joyce Menschel, Judith Sanger, Barbara G. Fleischman, and Sirgay Sanger
Sarah Flint, Emma Cohen, Caitlyn Pickens, Young Fellows Committee Chairman Amory McAndrew, and Megan P. Ramm
Director of the Center for the History of Collecting Inge Reist and Fern and George Wachter
Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Isabella Meisinger, Irina Mnatsakanyan, and Frick Trustee and Benefit Chairman Aso O. Tavitian
Benefit Committee Members Sofia and Trustee Peter Blanchard
Tijana Ibrahimovic, Tucker Gurley and Samantha Angelo Benefit Chairman Toby Milstein and Judah Schulman
Donna Rosen and Adam D. Weinberg
Pauline M. Eveillard and Frick Board of Trustees Chairman Elizabeth Eveillard
Deborah Royce and Trustee Charles M. Royce;
Irene R. Aitken and Christopher Wolf
Trustee Ayesha Bulchandani and Ashwin Bulchandani
Pauline M. Eveillard, Jennifer Wright and Curator of Decorative Arts Charlotte Vignon
Emma Cohen, Caitlyn Pickens and Sarah Flint;
Braham Wachter and Fern and George Wachter;
Benefit Chairman Larry Ross Milstein and Charlotte Bickley
Peter Ostrega, Julia Loomis and Seth Tringale;
Honoree and Trustee Margot Bogert and Benefit Chairman and Frick Board of Trustees Chairman Elizabeth Eveillard Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier Salomon and Senior Manager of Media Relations and Marketing Alexis Light
Benefit Chairman Sidney R. Knafel, Andrea Woodner, and Benefit Chairman Londa Weisman
Liz Holmquist and Rebecca Weiss
Benefit Chairman Larry Ross Milstein, Michael Xufu, Pari Ehshan, Charlotte Bickley and Laura Currie
Edward Lee, Marina K. French and Ellen Walsh
Barbara Reibel and Benefit Committee Member and Trustee James S. Reibel Sam Dangremond and Catherine Smith
Scott MacDonald, Nancy Elsberry, Madeline Bogert , Owen Bogert, Honoree and Trustee Margot Bogert, Jeremiah M. Bogert Sr., and Jeremiah M. Bogert
Susan Parapetti, Oliver Link, Lisa Green, and Sara Lopergolo
West Gallery Ambience
West Gallery Ambiance
West Gallery Ambiance
East Gallery Ambiance
Oval Room Ambience
Guests in the West Gallery
Guests in the West Gallery
Guests in the East Gallery
Benefit Chairman and Frick Board of Trustees Chairman Elizabeth Eveillard
Benefit Chairmen Henry Johnson Honoree and Trustee Margot Bogert
Director Ian Wardropper
President Emerita Helen Clay Chace
Benefit Chairman Sidney R. Knafel
Associate Curator Aimee Ng, Jack Howard-Potter, and Hilda Neis
Sam Dangremond and Alysse Minkoff
Young Fellows Committee Chairman Amory W. McAndrew and Assistant Curator David Pullins
Benefit Chairman Henry Johnson, President Emerita Helen Clay Chace, Benefit Chairman Sidney R. Knafel, Honoree and Trustee Margot Bogert, and Director Ian Wardropper
Photographs by Christine A. Butler & Carl Timpone/BFA.com