YoungArts New York Gala

Monday, April 10, 2023 | 6:30 PM
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Emcee and Director: Daniel J. Watts (2000 Dance)
Co-Chairs: Sarah Arison, Gillian Hearst and Sandra Tamer
Honorary Chair: Agnes Gund

This year’s YoungArts New York Gala will take place Monday, April 10, 2023 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the spectacular Temple of Dendur. Celebrating the creativity and community of YoungArts, the event will be Co-Chaired by Sarah Arison, Gillian Hearst and Sandra Tamer. Performances during the evening will be directed by the evening’s Emcee Daniel J. Watts (2000 Winner in Dance), a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice includes dance, stand-up comedy, storytelling and spoken word. Watts has appeared in Broadway shows including Hamilton, In the Heights, and Memphis among others, and he was nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of Ike Turner in TINA. With the event designed by Raúl Àvila, who will have just finished designing the Oscars and will be preparing for the Met Ball, the evening promises to be unforgettable!

Nearly 250 of New York City’s cultural and community leaders, philanthropists and artists will come together to support YoungArts’ vision: a world that embraces artists as vital to our humanity. We hope you are able to join us!

Gala Committee

Derrick Adams and Michael Chuapoco  
Jody and John Arnhold  
Daniel Arsham 
Spencer Bailey 
Mikhail Baryshnikov  
Lisa Benson 
Camille A. Brown 
Amy Cappellazzo and Joanne Rosen 
Hampton Carney and Florent Bonadei 
Claire Chase 
Rona and Jeffrey Citrin 
David Dechman and Michel Mercure 
Natalie Diggins and Oren Michels 
Brian Donnelly and Julia Chiang 
Dana Farouki and Mazen Makarem 
Casey Fremont
Josh Groban 
Deana Haggag

Sarah Hoover 
Sue Hostetler and Beau Wrigley 
Sheree Hovsepian and Rashid Johnson 
Michi and Charles Jigarjian 
Titus Kaphar 
Irene Kim 
Jill and Peter Kraus 
Peter W. Kunhardt Jr. 
Glenn Ligon 
Bernard Lumpkin and Carmine Boccuzzi 
Olivia Marciano 
Kara Moore 
Dr. Joan Morgan 
Dalia Oberlander 
Nicole Ari Parker 
José Parlá 
Adam Pendleton 

Stephen Petronio 
Lee Quiñones and Tamara Warren 
Desmond Richardson 
Corey Robinson 
Lisa Roumell and Mark Rosenthal 
Antwaun Sargent 
Thor Shannon 
Graham Steele and Ulysses de Santi 
Zuzanna Szadkowski 
Max Teicher 
Hank Willis Thomas and Rujeko Hockley  
David Totah 
Marlies Verhoeven  
Jasmine Wahi 
Debi Wisch 
Arden Wohl 
Terry Zucker 

Make a Celebratory Gift

YoungArts strives for a world that embraces artists as vital to our humanity. Artists are discovering new uses for technology, creating art across time zones, and building a global network of creative energy that permeates communities everywhere. Make a celebratory gift to the 2023 YoungArts New York Gala as we honor this essential work.