American Friends of Museums in Israel Annual Cocktail Reception + Fine Art Auction + VIP Dinner
April 30 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The American Friends of Museums in Israel’s Annual Cocktail Reception + Fine Art Auction + VIP Dinner will be held at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. The evening begins with a cocktail reception and silent art auction from 6:30 to 8:30pm, followed by a live art auction at 7:45pm, and a VIP dinner at 8:45pm. Live auction lots will include works by Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Sam Francis, Jim Dine, and Alex Katz, among others.
This year’s honoree for “Artist of the Year” is Desirée Dolron. Known for her documentary photography, still lifes, portraiture, and film, Dolron’s work is in the permanent collections of museums including the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Rena Sofia, Madrid; and Victoria & Albert Museum, London. American Friends’ Chairman David Genser will present this year’s “Artist of the Year” Award.
The American Friends of Museums in Israel recognizes, promotes, and honors its outstanding partner museums in Israel by providing exhibition, program, project and financial support through the generosity of its donors. In addition, the American Friends provides heightened visibility for their partner museums at special events in New York and in all promotional material. Partner museums are: Design Museum Holon; Haifa Museums that include the Haifa City Museum, Haifa Museum of Art, Hermann Struck Museum, Mané-Katz Museum, the National Maritime Museum and the Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art; and the Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem.
Benefactors Committee members include: Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York; Moti Amihai-Bivas, Consul for Cultural Affairs; Honie and Jerry Berko; Mr. and Mrs. Nathan A. Bernstein; Donna Calcaterra; Yossef Dudgar; Barak and Yael Dunayer; Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.; Joan and David Genser; Oded Halahmy Foundation for the Arts; Karen and David Mandelbaum; Carolina Nitsch; Amy and George Roland; Betty Schwarz; Rabbi Barton and Jane Shallat; Janet and Jack Teich, and Jacky Teplitzky.
Tickets are available for purchase by contacting 212-319-0555 or by visiting www.museumsinisrael.org