YOUNGARTS ANNUAL NEW YORK GALA AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART RAISED NEARLY $1 MILLION TO SUPPORT ARTISTS NATIONWIDE
Honorary Chair Agnes Gund
Gala Co-Chairs Sarah Arison, Gillian Hearst and Sandra Tamer
Performance Directed by Daniel J. Watts
WHAT: On Monday, April 10, YoungArts welcomed nearly 300 of New York City’s top cultural and community leaders, philanthropists, celebrities and art aficionados to the annual YoungArts New York Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Temple of Dendur. The festive evening celebrated YoungArts and artists in the cultural capital of New York and across the nation. Presented by UBS Financial Services, Inc., the event was hosted by gala honorary chair Agnes Gund, and co-chairs Sarah Arison, Gillian Hearst and Sandra Tamer. The YoungArts annual New York Gala raised nearly $1 million to support artists nationwide.
The YoungArts New York Gala featured a series of interdisciplinary performance vignettes directed and emceed by multidisciplinary artist and Tony-nominated actor Daniel J. Watts* featuring artists Margaret Glaspy*, Nyah Hardmon*, Rebecca Hargrove*, Marty Jaffe*, Miranda Johnson*, Lucas Kadish*, Jay Julio*, Anton Kot*, Amanda Krische*, Violetta Maria Norrie* and Sophia Salingaros*.
At The Temple of Dendur, guests were greeted by Daniel J. Watts, who set a celebratory mood for the evening. During remarks, Sarah Arison highlighted YoungArts’ history of investing in artists and its strong position for the future, introducing to guests the institution’s recently appointed president, Clive Chang. Chang spoke about the importance of supporting artists and thanked guests for their commitment to YoungArts’ vision of a world that embraces artists as vital to our humanity. Following remarks, guests were awed by a series of interdisciplinary performances which spotlighted the creativity and ingenuity of the YoungArts artist community.
WHO: Honorary chair Agnes Gund and gala co-chairs Sarah Arison, Gillian Hearst and Sandra Tamer will welcome expected guests including YoungArts President Clive Chang, Derrick Adams, Daniel Arsham*, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Amy Cappellazzo and Joanne Rosen, Brian Donnelly (KAWS) and Julia Chiang, Sarah Hoover, Bill T. Jones, Titus Kaphar, Ashley Longshore, Melissa McGill,Michael McElroy, Nicole Ari Parker, José Parlá, Adam Pendleton, Stephen Petronio, LeeQuiñones and Tamara Warren, Scott Rothkopf, Kenny Scharf, Zuzanna Szadkowski*, Mickalene Thomas, and Arden Wohl.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Temple of Dendur
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Monday, April 10, 2023
* indicates past YoungArts award winners
Established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison, YoungArts identifies exceptional young artists, amplifies their potential, and invests in their lifelong creative freedom. YoungArts provides space, funding, mentorship, professional development and community throughout artists’ careers. Entrance into this prestigious organization starts with a highly competitive application for talented artists ages 15–18, or grades 10–12 in the United States, that is judged by esteemed discipline-specific panels of artists through a rigorous blind adjudication process.
Past YoungArts award winners include Daniel Arsham, Terence Blanchard, Camille A. Brown, Timothée Chalamet, Viola Davis, Amanda Gorman, Judith Hill, Jennifer Koh, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Andrew Rannells, Desmond Richardson and Hunter Schafer.
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