THE ART STUDENTS LEAGUE OF NEW YORK GALA 2021

 

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART,

NOVEMBER 8, 2021, 7 — 10 PM

 

Honoring

Carmen Herrera

Artist & League Alumna

 

The Kamen Family

In recognition of their support of Seeds of the League
in memory of alumnus Jack Kamen

 

Award Presenters

Gonzalo Casals

Commissioner, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

 

Deborah Kass

Artist & League Alumna

 

Gala Chairs

Robin Lechter Frank & Dr. Ronald Frank

 

 Emcee

Guy Richards Smit
Artist & Alumnus

 

Artistic / Executive Director

Michael Hall

 

7 PM Cocktail Reception

8 PM Dinner & Awards

Cocktail Attire

 

This event raises funds to support scholarships and Art Students League programming.

 

▢ $25,000 VIP VISIONARY TABLE

  • One premium table for 10 guests, a special gift, and recognition as a Visionary on the gala
    invitation, onsite at the event, and League website.
  • Sponsorship for five League artists to attend.
  • Opportunity to host a League artist at your table.

 

▢ $10,000 BENEFACTOR TABLE

  • Table for 10 guests.
  • Opportunity to host a League artist at your table

 

▢ $2,500 SUPPORTER TICKET

  • Premium seating and special gift.

 

▢ $1,000 FRIEND TICKET

 

▢ $500 SPONSOR AN INSTRUCTOR TICKET

 

Get Tickets

 
For more information, contact Elizabeth Kingman at [email protected].
 
We look forward to welcoming you to our gala.
The Museum of Modern Art requires
COVID-19 vaccination proof (age 12+) for all guests.
 

OUR MISSION:

 

WE TRANSFORM PEOPLE INTO ARTISTS
BY PROVIDING STUDIO-BASED ART EDUCATION FOR ALL.
Founded by Artists and Supporting Artists since 1875. The Art Students League of New York has been instrumental in shaping America’s legacy in the fine arts. Many renowned artists have trained and taught at The League. Today, more than 2,500 students of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels study with The League each month in our landmark building and online.

 

OUR HONOREES:


Carmen Herrera
Born in Havana, Cuba, in 1915, Carmen moved frequently between France and Cuba throughout the 1930s and 1940s. Having studied architecture at the Universidad de La Habana, Havana, Cuba (1938–39), she trained at The Art Students League of New York (1942–43), before exhibiting five times at the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles and at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (1949–53). She settled in New York in 1954, where she continues to live and work.

Central to her painting is a drive for formal simplicity and a striking sense of color. A master of crisp lines and contrasting chromatic planes, Herrera creates symmetry, asymmetry and an infinite variety of movement, rhythm and spatial tension across the canvas with the most unobtrusive application of paint.

The Kamen Family
Celebrated graphic artist Jack Kamen studied at The League before building careers in advertising and in sequential art. In his memory, the Kamen family established The Kamen Scholars, a part of our Seeds of The League program, which is funded by the DEKA Foundation.

Kamen studied drawing and illustration at The League in 1942 and became a life member in 1948. In 1950, Kamen joined EC Comics and became one of their most prolific artists, creating unforgettable drawings for their crime, horror, humor, suspense and science fiction stories. Jack also drew the patent renderings for the Segway, invented by his son Dean Kamen.

Over fifty Seeds of The League students have been awarded Kamen Scholarships over the years,
and many of them have gone on to build successful careers as artists.