YoungArts New York Gala

Monday, April 8, 2024 | 6:30 PM
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Gala Co-chairs: Sarah Arison & Thomas Wilhelm, Gillian Hearst, Emily & Mitch Rales, Jen Rubio & Stewart Butterfield and Sandra & Tony Tamer

Honorary Chair: Agnes Gund

Emcee: Michael McElroy (1985 Theater)

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The 2024 YoungArts New York Gala took place on Monday, April 8, 2024 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the spectacular Temple of Dendur. The evening brought together cultural and community leaders, artists and philanthropists all in support of YoungArts as we identify and nurture the most talented young artists across the nation.
Emceed by Grammy- and Tony-nominated actor and singer Michael McElroy (1985 Theater), the evening included an elegant cocktail reception and seated dinner designed by Raùl Àvila, event designer of the Met Gala.
Choreographer and dancer Amanda Krische (2012 Dance & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts) and musician, composer and multidisciplinary artist Samora Pinderhughes (2009, 2010 Jazz) co-directed and curated inspiring performances that featured YoungArts winners, highlighted intergenerational community and expressed the power of interdisciplinary collaboration.  

Gala Committee

Derrick Adams and Michael Chuapoco
Jody and John Arnhold
Julia Arnhold and Lane Gerson
Paul Arnhold and Wes Gordon
Spencer Bailey
Mikhail Baryshnikov and Lisa Rinehart
Zoë Buckman
Amy Cappellazzo and Joanne Rosen
Hampton Carney and Florent Bonadei
Rona and Jeffrey Citrin
Anna Deavere Smith
David Dechman and Michel Mercure
Natalie Diggins and Oren Michels
Brian Donnelly and Julia Chiang
Dana Farouki
Josh Groban
Deana Haggag
Jane Hait
Sarah Harrelson

Alex and Carolyn Hurst
Michi and Charles Jigarjian
Irene Kim
Richard and Amy Kohan
Leslie and Jason Kraus
Peter Kunhardt, Jr.
Melony and Adam Lewis
Michael and Jeanine Liburd
Lily Liebel
Kara Moore
Dr. Joan Morgan
Dalia Oberlander
Folake Ologunja and Dave Guy
Nicole Ari Parker
José Parlá and Claudia Hilda
Arielle Patrick
Adam Pendleton
Lee Quiñones and Tamara Warren
Molly Ringwald

Corey Robinson
Jenna Segal
Thor Shannon
Jean Shin
Laurie Simmons and Carroll Dunham
Jamie and Robert Soros
Marieclaire St John-Mellen
Zuzanna Szadkowski
Max Teicher
Marlies Verhoeven
Jasmine Wahi
George Wells
Vanessa Williams
Hank Willis Thomas and Rujeko Hockley
Debi and Steven Wisch
Arden Wohl
Sue and Beau Wrigley
Terry Zucker

Make a celebratory gift to the 2024 New York Gala in honor of young artists across the country! 

When making a celebratory gift to the YoungArts New York Gala, your support plays a vital and direct role in advancing YoungArts’ mission of identifying exceptional young artists, amplifying their potential, and investing in their lifelong creative freedom.