Archives of American Art 2023 Gala  

October 24, 2023 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM | To Be Determined, New York, NY

Please join us in New York City on October 24, 2023 to celebrate the unique contributions of artists, collectors, dealers, historians, and philanthropists in the American art world.

2023 Honorees

Archives of American Art Medal and Lawrence A. Fleischman Award for Scholarly Excellence in the Field of American Art History honorees to be announced soon. 

Chair

George Frederick Mead Merck

Gala Planning Committee

Virginia Bobins
Anthony Fisher Cummings
Barbara G. Fleischman
Diane A. Fogg
Leslie J. Garfield
Karen Z. Gray-Krehbiel
Evelyn Day Lasry

About the Annual Gala 

The Gala is the Archives of American Art’s annual fundraising event celebrating American Art and the important role the Archives has played in documenting and preserving the history of American art. Since the first Gala in 1988, the Gala has provided critical, unrestricted support while recognizing the accomplishments of its remarkable honorees. 

Event Details

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

6:30pm Cocktails
7:30pm Dinner

Location to be determined.

For More Information

Please contact AAAGala@si.edu | 202.633.7989

Photographs from the 2022 Gala

Photographs by Alexis Brown, 2022.

The Archives of American Art Board of Trustees pose for a photograph at the 2022 Gala.

The Archives of American Art Board of Trustees at the 2022 Gala

Judy Pfaff, Ursula von Rydingsvard, and Billie Tsien pose for a photograph during cocktail hour.

Judy Pfaff, Ursula von Rydingsvard, and Billie Tsien

Lowery Stokes Sims and Sheila Pepe embrace during the cocktail hour.

Lowery Stokes Sims and Sheila Pepe

Amy Zinck, Liza Kirwin, and Amanda Quinn Olivar pose for a photograph during cocktail hour.

Amy Zinck, Liza Kirwin, and Amanda Quinn Olivar 

Nick Hissom and Kameron Ramirez pose for a photograph during cocktail hour.

Nick Hissom and Kameron Ramirez

George Merck welcomes guests to the 2022 Archives of American Art Gala at the Rainbow Room.

George Frederick Mead Merck

Alexandra May, Joan Agajanian Quinn, Laddie John Dill, and Bonnie Larson enjoy conversation during the dinner and awards presentation.

Alexandra May, Joan Agajanian Quinn, Laddie John Dill, and Bonnie Larson

Michael Rosenfeld, Ashley James, and Barbara Shuster enjoy conversation during the dinner and awards presentation.

Michael Rosenfeld, Ashley James, and Barbara Shuster

A view of the Rainbow Room during the 2022 Archives of American Art Gala.

A view of the Rainbow Room during the 2022 Archives of American Art Gala

Liza Kirwin and Lowery Stokes Sims posing for a photograph after Lowery's acceptance of the Lawrence A. Fleischman Award for Scholarly Excellence in the Field of American Art History.

Liza Kirwin and Lowery Stokes Sims

Peter M. Brant during his acceptance speech for the Archives of American Art Medal.

Peter M. Brant

Ursula von Rydingsvard during her acceptance speech for the Archives of American Art Medal.

Ursula von Rydingsvard

Photograph of an artist's easel side table with paints and other materials
Donating Papers

The Archives of American Art collects primary source materials—original letters, writings, preliminary sketches, scrapbooks, photographs, financial records and the like—that have significant research value for the study of art in America.

 

Find out how to give your papers, records, recordings, or other primary source material to the Archives of American Art.