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2020 Virtual Benefit Gala

This year, The Drawing Center will reimagine its annual Benefit Gala as a virtual event honoring three remarkable individuals who have given so much to contemporary culture: curator, philanthropist, discerning collector, and President of the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation Jack Shear; award-winning novelist, essayist, and critic Zadie Smith; and the Los Angeles-based artist Henry Taylor, an extraordinary and inveterate draftsman.

Each year, through the generosity of our guests, The Drawing Center’s Benefit Gala continues to be the leading fundraiser in support of our organization.

Support the 2020 Benefit Gala

Special Thanks to the 2020 Benefit Committee:

  • Frances Beatty Adler and Allen Adler
  • Alexander and Bonin
  • Dita Amory and Graham Nickson
  • Blum & Poe
  • James Keith Brown and Eric Diefenbach
  • Max and Monique Burger and the TOY family
  • Valentina Castellani and Gianluca Violante
  • Lisa Silver and Jean-Christophe Castelli
  • James and Jane Cohan
  • Eileen and Michael Cohen
  • Drs. Bobbi and Barry Coller
  • Andrea Crane and Sam Hoffman
  • Sandra and Leo Del Zotto
  • Nathaniel Mary Quinn and Donna Augustin Quinn
  • Lonti Ebers
  • Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg
  • Cheri and Steven Friedman
  • Kathy and Richard Fuld
  • Larry Gagosian
  • Galerie Eva Presenhuber
  • Michèle Gerber Klein
  • Marc Glimcher and Fairfax Dorn
  • Benjamin Godsill
  • Stacey and Rob Goergen
  • Amy Gold and Brett Gorvy
  • Marian Goodman
  • Agnes Gund
  • Jane Hait and Justin Beal
  • Lynn and Martin Halbfinger
  • Hilary and Peter Hatch
  • Hauser & Wirth
  • Harry Tappan Heher and Jean-Edouard van Praet d’Amerloo
  • Marlene Hess and Jim Zirin
  • Marguerite Hoffman
  • Dana Wallach Jones and Michael T. M. Jones
  • Tina Kim
  • Jill and Peter Kraus
  • Rhiannon Kubicka and Theodore Blackston
  • Stacey and Curtis Lane
  • The Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder Foundation
  • Raymond J. Learsy
  • Lehmann Maupin
  • Dominique Lévy
  • Lévy Gorvy
  • Dorothy Lichtenstein
  • Iris Z. Marden
  • Matthew Marks
  • May and Samuel Rudin Foundation, Inc.
  • Sidney and Hermine Migdon
  • Mitchell-Innes & Nash
  • Oscar Murillo
  • Toyin Ojih Odutola
  • Judith Levinson Oppenheimer and John Oppenheimer
  • Pace Gallery
  • Ann Philbin
  • Nancy and Fred Poses
  • Emily Rauh Pulitzer
  • Sukanya Rajaratnam
  • Almine Rech-Picasso
  • Robert Lehman Foundation
  • Fiona and Eric Rudin
  • Ed Ruscha
  • Katherine Sachs
  • Jane Dresner Sadaka and Ned Sadaka
  • Marco Perego-Saldana and Zoe Saldana-Perego
  • David Salle
  • Joyce and Ken Siegel
  • Amy Sillman
  • Barry and Julie Smooke
  • The Speyer Family Foundation
  • Galia Meiri Stawski and Axel Stawski
  • Pat Steir and Joost Elffers
  • Rebecca Sternthal
  • Fern and Lenard Tessler
  • Barbara Toll
  • Waqas Wajahat
  • Shelley Wanger and David Mortimer
  • Carol and Michael Weisman
  • Isabel Stainow Wilcox
  • Laurie and David Wolfert



For additional information, please contact Rebecca Brickman, Director of Development, at 212.219.2166 x217 or rbrickman@drawingcenter.org.