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Annual Benefit

Join us at our Annual Benefit in New York City to celebrate the unique contributions of significant artists, collectors, dealers, historians, and philanthropists in the American art world.

Your participation in this event offers critical support for the Archives’ mission while recognizing the accomplishments of our remarkable honorees.

  • Attendees of the 2016 Annual Benefit seated
  • Art critic Thomas Crow accepting award at Annual Benefit
  • Actor, comedian, and collector Steve Martin accepting award at Annual
  • Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton speaking at the Annual Benefit
  • Artist Catherine Opie accepting award at the Annual Benefit
  • Photograph of awardees and trustees: Barbara Fleischman, Steve Martin, Catherine Opie, Thomas Crow, and Martha Fleischman

The Archives will hold its 2017 Benefit on October 24, 2017, at 583 Park Avenue, New York City

Honoring:

  • Sharon Percy Rockefeller, Archives of American Art Medal
  • Glenn Ligon, Archives of American Art Medal
  • Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, Lawrence A. Fleischman Award for Scholarly Excellence in the Field of American Art History

To purchase tickets and for more information:
(202) 633-8768
AAABenefit@si.edu

 

Past Honorees

The Archives of American Art Medal honors distinguished members of the American art community

2016     Steve Martin
             Catherine Opie
 
2015     Ford Foundation
             Robert Gober
 
2014     Robert  E. Meyerhoff
             Claes Oldenburg
 
2013     James Turrell
             Alice Walton
 
2012     Richard Serra
             Melva Bucksbaum & Raymond Learsy
 
2011     Cindy Sherman
            The Leadership of Ann L. Gund,
            Jo Carole Lauder, Wendy W. Luers, Carol Price, &
            Eden Rafshoon of the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies
 
2010     Mark di Suvero
             Sheila Hicks
             Donald & Mera Rubell
 
2009     Richard Artschwager
              Douglas S. Cramer
              Jack Lenor Larsen
 
2008     Ellen Phelan
              Joel Shapiro
              Joan T. Washburn
              Virginia M. Zabriskie
 
2007     John Baldessari
 
2006     Paula Cooper
 
2005     Barbara G. Fleischman & the Fleischman Legacy
 
2004     Eli Broad
 
2003     Rita Fraad & Margaret & Raymond Horowitz
 
2002     André Emmerich
 
2001     Wayne Thiebaud
 
2000     Salute to the Founders of the Archives of American Art
 
1999     Ellsworth Kelly
 
1998     Robert Hughes
 
1996     Chuck Close
 
1994     Agnes Gund
 
1993     Frank Stella
 
1991     Roy Lichtenstein
 
1990     Richard Manoogian
 
1988     Benjamin D. Holloway
 

The Lawrence A. Fleischman Award for Scholarly Excellence in the Field of American Art History originated in 1998 by Trustee Barbara G. Fleischman as a tribute to her late husband, who founded the Archives in 1954

2016      Thomas Crow
 
2015      William H. Truettner
 
2014      Teresa A. Carbone
 
2013      Richard J. Powell
 
2012      Morrison H. Heckscher
 
2011       Dore Ashton
 
2010      William H. Gerdts
 
2009      Klaus Kertess
 
2008      Neil Harris
 
2007      H. Barbara Weinberg
 
2006      Wanda Corn
 
2005      Helen A. Cooper
 
2004      Robert Storr
 
2003      Barbara Haskell
 
2002      Linda Ferber
 
2001      Jules Prown
 
2000     John K. Howat
 
1999      Barbara Novak
 
1998      John Wilmerding
 
 

Archives of American Art Award for Philanthropic Leadership

2014      Terra Foundation for American Art