Saturday, May 16, 2009 Supports National Academy Museum

At a time when museums need all the financial support they can muster, APrivateClub helped provide support and awareness for the National Academy Museum on Fifth Avenue this past Thursday evening. The spectacular event was illuminated with 'color splash' lighting and modern Philippe Starck furniture. Matthew Williamson was the event fashion sponsor. Guests included: Amanda Hearst, Luigi Tadini, Dalia Oberlander and Co-Founders, Justin Belmont and Kloe Korby.

The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts is a tripartite institution. It is an honorary association of American artists with a museum and a school of fine arts. Founded in 1825 as the National Academy of Design by such leading artists as Samuel F. B. Morse, Asher B. Durand, and Thomas Cole to "promote the fine arts in America through instruction and exhibition," the Academy continues to play a critical role in preserving and fostering the visual arts in America. Through a program of exceptional exhibitions in the Museum and quality instruction in the School of Fine Arts, the Academy serves as a link to the art of our past, as well as a bridge to the art of our present and future.

National Academicians are professional artists who are elected to membership by their peers in one of four categories: painting, sculpture, graphic arts, and architecture. Members both past and present include many of the country's leading artists. Notable among them are Albert Bierstadt, Louis Bourgeois, Frederic E. Church, Chuck Close, Richard Diebenkorn, Thomas Eakins, Helen Frankenthaler, Frank Gehry, Horatio Greenough, Charles Gwathmey, Winslow Homer, Jasper Johns, Maya Lin, Tom Otterness, I. M. Pei, Robert Rauschenberg, Dorothea Rockburne, John Singer Sargent, Wayne Theibaud, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Andrew Wyeth.

Benefit Committee Members:
Alessandra Baker, Amanda Hearst, Andrew Charbin, Bo Pittmann, Caitlin Mehner, Caroline Owens, Caroline Rowley, Charlotte Chapman, Christopher Wolf, Claire Bergeal, Eliza Howard, Eric de Cholnoky, Indre Rockefeller, Jamie Diamond, Jennifer Carter, Jessica Nagin, Justin Belmont, Justin Shaffer, Katie Peek, Kloe Korby, Kwesi Blair, Lara Glaister, Liz Walker, Luigi Tadini, Marina Albright, Marissa Bregman, Martin Dawson, Martin Marks, Nicole Abbatemarco, Nina Freudenberger, Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Rochelle Goldberg, Samuel Pedersen, Theodore Van Beuren, Tracy Bjelland, Victoria Kirby.

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1 comment:

  1. It is so good to see young people supporting the museums right now!