Art21 Spring Gala

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
6–10 PM


SECOND at Kimpton Hotel Eventi
849 6th Avenue
New York City


Art21, the world’s leading source to learn directly from the artists of our time, is hosting its biennial Spring Gala on April 30, 2024. The mission of Art21 is to educate and expand access to contemporary art through the production of documentary films, resources, and public programs. The vision of Art21 is to inspire a more creative and inclusive world through the works and words of contemporary artists.


Celebrate with us!


Honoring David Howe, Amy Sherald and Hiroshi Sugimoto 
David Howe

Artist, entrepreneur, businessman, and philanthropist David Howe has been a part of Art21 since 2003, acting as Board Chair of Art21 for 16 years until 2021. Howe’s multimedia artistic practices investigate hierarchies and relationships of power and are concerned with the conflicting human needs for both freedom and stability. Through photography, video, painting, sculpture, and installations, his conceptual work deals with humankind’s never-ending oscillation between open and closed systems.

Amy Sherald

Featured in the 11th Season of Art in the Twenty-First Century (2023), Amy Sherald documents the contemporary African American experience in the United States through arresting, intimate portraits. Sherald engages with the history of photography and portraiture, inviting viewers to participate in a more complex debate about accepted notions of race and representation in order to situate Black life in American art.

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Hiroshi Sugimoto was featured in Season 3 of Art in the Twenty-First Century (2005) and “Cabinet of Curiosities” an Extended Play film (2011). The Japanese artist and architect explores history and temporal existence by investigating themes of time, empiricism, and metaphysics. Grounded in technical mastery of the classical photographic tradition, he examines the ways photography can record traces of invisible but elemental forces.


Anne Bevis Detwiler
Hedy Fischer
Ryan Gates
Andrea Glimcher
Barbara Gundlach
Louise Eliasof
Erica Samuels
Jasmin Tsou
Migs Wright


Host Committee
Daniel and Samantha Becker
Elyse and Lawrence B. Benenson
Natan and Jessica Bibliowicz
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Tanya Bonakdar
Fred and Laura Clarke
Jane and James Cohan
James Deutsch
Mark Dorfman
Olivia W. Douglas
Dawn and Chris Fleischner
Fraenkel Gallery
Tucker Gates
Bill and Christy Gautreaux
Dolly and Jack Geary
Hannah Gottlieb-Graham
Susan Dowling Griffiths
Agnes Gund
Susan Harris
Hauser & Wirth
Jon Kamen
Dorothy Lichtenstein
Lisson Gallery
Evan Mirapaul and Sybil Streeter
North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc
Hiroko Onoda
Will Palley
Kathe and Jim Patrinos
Marquita Pool-Eckert
Carolyn Ramo
Jack Shainman
Randy Shull
Larry Turner and JoAnne Powers
Susanne Vielmetter
Frank Williams and Keris Salmon
Debi Wisch
Christine Zehner


Auctioning Three Unique Artist Experiences
During the event, Art21 will auction three one-of-a-kind experiences generously donated by artists Guadalupe Maravilla, Drake Carr, and Aliza Nisenbaum. Funds raised from the auction will directly support Art21’s mission, films, programs, and digital content.

Sound Bath with Guadalupe Maravilla
Experience the healing power of sound in a private sound bath guided by Guadalupe’s unique artistic perspective. Guadalupe will create a customized sound experience for you and 6 of your friends tailored for healing, mindfulness, and inner harmony.

Custom Portrait by Drake Carr
Known for his skill in capturing the essence of individuals through the mark of his pen, pencil, or brush, Drake will work closely with you to create a timeless and personalized portrait.

Private Painting Class with Aliza Nisenbaum
Enjoy an exclusive, intimate painting class with Aliza Nisenbaum. Known for her vibrant and socially engaged works, Aliza will guide you and a friend through the creative process, sharing insights into her techniques and artistic vision.


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