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Tête-à-Tête Picnic: A Benefit Event Celebrating Huguette Caland

On Thursday, June 10, The Drawing Center will close Wooster Street from Broome to Grand Streets to throw a picnic celebration in conjunction with the opening of our exhibition Huguette Caland: Tête-à-Tête.

We invite you to join us at this unique indoor/outdoor benefit event, which promises to be a joyful, art-filled celebration of creativity and a life well lived, modeled after Huguette Caland’s vibrant spirit.

Over the course of the evening, attendees will have the opportunity to preview Caland’s exhibition, while enjoying small plates and beverages at reserved picnic tables. Event supporters will also receive bespoke picnic baskets, each stocked with an array of items selected by The Drawing Center.

Funds generated through the picnic on June 10 will support The Drawing Center's exhibitions, programs, and education initiatives; furthering its enduring mission to promote drawing and contemporary art and ideas.

5:00pm & 7:00pm Picnic Seatings
Each seating offers attendees 90 minutes to sit for dinner!

For more information or to make a donation to The Drawing Center, please contact Rebecca Brickman, Director of Development at rbrickman@drawingcenter.org or (212) 219 2166 x217.

  • Cocktail Ticket ($500)

    • - Access for 1 to the preview of Huguette Caland: Tête-à-Tête at The Drawing Center on June 10

    • - Small plates and drinks for 1 at the picnic event on Wooster Street

    • - Copy of the Drawing Papers exhibition catalog for Huguette Caland: Tête-à-Tête

    • - Limited-edition Huguette Caland: Tête-à-Tête exhibition poster

    To purchase, please email Director of Development Rebecca Brickman →

  • Kiss: Couple’s Picnic Basket ($2,500)

    • - Access for 2 to the preview of Huguette Caland: Tête-à-Tête at The Drawing Center on June 10

    • - Seating access for 2 guests at the June 10 event on Wooster Street

    • - Pair of 2 estate-stamped porcelain dinner plates designed by Huguette Caland ($400 value)

    • - Bespoke picnic basket with refreshments, curated by The Drawing Center, including Huguette Caland cocktail napkins, a special edition coloring book, drawing activities, pencils, and more

    • - Copy of the Drawing Papers exhibition catalog for Huguette Caland: Tête-à-Tête

    • - Limited-edition Huguette Caland: Tête-à-Tête exhibition poster

    • - Crediting on event invitation, event webpage, and all materials pertaining to The Drawing Center Spring 2021 Picnic on Wooster Street

    To purchase, please email Director of Development Rebecca Brickman →

  • Double Date: Patron Picnic Basket ($5,000)

    • - Access for 4 to the preview of Huguette Caland: Tête-à-Tête at The Drawing Center on June 10

    • - Seating access for 4 guests at the June 10 event on Wooster Street

    • - Set of 4 estate-stamped porcelain dinner plates designed by Huguette Caland ($800 value)

    • - Bespoke picnic basket with refreshments, curated by The Drawing Center, including Huguette Caland cocktail napkins, a special edition coloring book, drawing activities, pencils, and more

    • - 1-year subscription to TDC’s Drawing Papers publication series

    • - Limited-edition Huguette Caland: Tête-à-Tête exhibition poster

    • - Crediting on event invitation, event webpage, and all materials pertaining to The Drawing Center Spring 2021 Picnic on Wooster Street

    To purchase, please email Director of Development Rebecca Brickman →

  • Homage to Huguette: Benefactor Picnic Basket ($10,000)

    • - Access to Tête-à-Tête exhibition preview

    • - Seating for 6 guests at the June 10 picnic

    • - 6 estate-stamped porcelain dinner plates designed by Huguette Caland

    • - Bespoke basket with refreshments, curated by The Drawing Center, including Huguette Caland cocktail napkins, a special edition coloring book, drawing activities, pencils, and more

    • - 1-year subscription to Drawing Papers

    • - Crediting on event invitation and webpage


    To purchase, please email Director of Development Rebecca Brickman →

  • Eat the Peel: Supporter Picnic Basket ($15,000)

    • - VIP Access to Tête-à-Tête exhibition preview

    • - Seating for 8 guests at the June 10 picnic

    • - 8 estate-stamped porcelain dinner plates designed by Huguette Caland

    • - Bespoke basket with refreshments, curated by The Drawing Center, including Huguette Caland cocktail napkins, a special edition coloring book, drawing activities, pencils, and more

    • - 1-year subscription to Drawing Papers

    • - Crediting on event invitation and webpage


    To purchase, please email Director of Development Rebecca Brickman →

  • Tête-à-Tête: Lead Sponsor Picnic Basket ($25,000)

    • - VIP Access to Tête-à-Tête exhibition preview

    • - Premier seating for 8 guests at the June 10 picnic

    • - 8 estate-stamped porcelain dinner plates designed by Huguette Caland

    • - Limited-edition 2021 monotype by artist Josh Smith

    • - Bespoke basket with refreshments, curated by The Drawing Center, including Huguette Caland cocktail napkins, a special edition coloring book, drawing activities, pencils, and more

    • - 1-year subscription to Drawing Papers

    • - Private curator-led tour of Huguette Caland: Tête-à-Tête for up to 10 guests

    • - VIP crediting on event invitation and webpage


    To purchase, please email Director of Development Rebecca Brickman →

Purchase your ticket today!

Special Thanks to the 2021 Picnic Host Committee:

  • Frances Beatty Adler and Allen Adler
  • Dita Amory and Graham Nickson
  • Brigitte Caland
  • Valentina Castellani and Gianluca Violante
  • Eileen and Michael Cohen
  • Drs. Bobbi and Barry Coller
  • Andrea Crane and Sam Hoffman
  • Ivy Crewdson
  • Sandra and Leo Del Zotto
  • Lonti Ebers
  • Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg
  • Lea Fried
  • Michèle Gerber Klein
  • Stacey and Rob Goergen
  • Amy Gold and Brett Gorvy
  • Agnes Gund
  • Jane Hait and Justin Beal
  • Hilary and Peter Hatch
  • Hauser & Wirth
  • Priscila and Alvin Hudgins III
  • Dana Wallach Jones and Michael T. M. Jones
  • KARMA
  • Kayne Griffin Corcoran
  • Sharon H. Kim
  • Tina Kim
  • Jill and Peter Kraus
  • Rhiannon Kubicka and Theo Blackston
  • Judith Levinson Oppenheimer
  • Jane Lombard Gallery
  • Iris Z. Marden
  • Galia Meiri Stawski and Axel Stawski
  • Nancy and Fred Poses
  • Judi Roaman and Carla Chammas
  • Fiona and Eric Rudin
  • Jane Dresner Sadaka and Ned Sadaka
  • Carol Saper
  • Joyce and Ken Siegel
  • Amy Sillman
  • Lisa Silver and Jean-Christophe Castelli
  • Isabel Stainow Wilcox
  • Tony Tamer
  • Rirkrit Tiravanija
  • Barbara Toll
  • TOTAH, NY
  • Harry Tappan Heher and Jean-Edouard van Praet d’Amerloo
  • Waqas Wajahat
  • Carol and Michael Weisman
  • Laurie and David Wolfert

Featuring:
Drinks by Honey's, Bites by Moustache Pitza, La Contenta, Grandaisy, Breads Bakery, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Arancini Brothers & Mah-Ze-Dahr
Special thanks to Topo Chico

Dress Code: Casual (cobblestone-friendly footwear suggested!)

This event highlights and supports some of NYC’s best local and small food vendors. The Drawing Center has committed its efforts to a safe and responsible community by sorting, composting and recycling all waste. Special thanks to our zero waste partner, Common Ground Compost, which is dedicated to the reorganization of recycling in NYC while supporting the health and sustaining the growth of urban communities.