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KAWS (American, born 1974). M2, 2000. Acrylic on canvas. © KAWS. (Photo: Farzad Owrang); KAWS (American, born 1974). COMPANION (RESTING PLACE), 2013. Aluminum, paint. © KAWS. (Photo: Jonty Wilde); KAWS (American, born 1974). COMPANION, 2010. Fiberglass, paint. © KAWS; Brooklyn Artists Ball 2016. (Photo: Rebecca Smeyne for the Brooklyn Museum); Brooklyn Museum outdoor reopening celebrations, September 2020. (Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography); Zenobia, Bubble_T, ELSZ, and astrology-themed gallery tours, January 2020. (Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography)

Brooklyn Artists Ball

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

7 pm

Online and at Home

Join us for a virtual version of the Brooklyn Artists Ball as we honor the Brooklyn-based artist known as KAWS. This year’s program features remarks by Brian Donnelly as well as special performances by groundbreaking guitarist Kaki King, Judith Hill with members of the Grammy Award–winning ensemble Snarky Puppy, and more to be announced.

Your support of the Brooklyn Artists Ball provides critical funding that helps the Museum fulfill its mission to be a home for inspiring art and courageous conversations, every day.

Tickets start at $100, and contributions at $1,500 and above include special gifts and benefits. 

Reserve your spot now! For more information, email us at brooklynartistsball@brooklynmuseum.org.

We have also partnered with ART FOR CHANGE and artists Devan Shimoyama and Allison Zuckerman to commission two new, limited edition prints to benefit the Brooklyn Museum. Visit their website for more information; for purchase inquiries, please email hello@artforchange.com.

Honorary Chairman
Barbara M. Vogelstein

Chairs
Regina Aldisert
Henry Elsesser
J.A. Forde
Carla Shen

Host Committee
Regina Aldisert
Sarah Arison
Heather Arnet
Alan L. Beller
Dana Ben Ari and Nikola Duravcevic
Adele Bernhard and Peter Neufeld
Jill and Jay Bernstein
Nancy and Anthony Bowe
Deenie and Frank Brosens
Prime Buchholz and Jeffrey Croteau
Sarah Chen and Matthew Wilson
Rona and Jeffrey Citrin
Bil Ehrlich
Kathy and Henry Elsesser
Cristina Enriquez-Bocobo and Michael Kantrow
Jodie Factor and Jonathan Donnellan
Sharon Fay and Maxine Schaffer
J.A. Forde
Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman
Cristina Grajales Gallery
Kathy and Steve Guttman
Susan Hayden
Michi Jigarjian
Knoll, Inc.
Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins
Daniel Lewis
Marley B. Lewis and Yevgeny Vilensky
Sherry and Joel Mallin
Lynne Maguire and Will Miller
Jeanne and Dennis Masel
Barbara and Richard W. Moore
Sylvia Neil
Joanna Pozen
Leslie and David Puth
Tracey and Phillip Riese
Victoria Rogers
Debbie and Jonathan Rosen
Steve Shane
Carla Shen and Christopher Schott
Mary Jo and Ted Shen
David Stark Design
A. Alfred Taubman Foundation
MaryRoss Taylor
Colleen and Graves Tompkins
Barbara and John Vogelstein
Amanda and John Waldron
Saundra Williams-Cornwell and W. Don Cornwell

List as of May 3, 2021
 

Board of Trustees
 
OFFICERS
 
Chairman
Barbara M. Vogelstein
 
Vice Chair
Stephanie Ingrassia
 
Treasurer
Sharon E. Fay
 
Secretary
Saundra Williams-Cornwell
 
Members
Regina Aldisert
Sarah Arison
Tamara C. Belinfanti
Adele Bernhard
Jill K. Bernstein
Deenie Brosens
Richard M. Cashin
James S. Chanos
Rona Citrin
Rudy Crew
Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean
Jonathan Donnellan
Nikola Duravcevic
Henry B. Elsesser
Norman M. Feinberg
David Feldman
Lori Finkel
J.A. Forde
Michaël Fribourg
Amanda Fuhrman
Jeffrey Gibson
Steven Guttman
Susan Hayden
Dan Houser
Kerby Jean-Raymond
Michi Jigarjian
Elizabeth Kahane
Titus Kaphar
Karen Kiehl
Marley B. Lewis
Lynne M. Maguire
Joel Mallin
Richard W. Moore
Vik Muniz
Leslie A. Puth
Cecilia Picon Torres
Tracey G. Riese
Victoria Rogers
Jonathan Rosen
Carla Shen
Neil Simpkins
Ellen N. Taubman
Mickalene Thomas
Fred Tomaselli
Colleen Tompkins
Susana Torruella Leval
Amanda Waldron
Susan Weber
Matthew Wilson
 
Trustees Emeriti
Constance L. Christensen
Barbara Knowles Debs
Otis Pratt Pearsall
Elizabeth A. Sackler
John S. Tamagni
 
Ex-Officio
Bill de Blasio
Mayor, City of New York
 
Corey Johnson
Speaker, Council of the City of New York
 
Scott Stringer
Comptroller, City of New York
 
Eric Adams
President, Borough of Brooklyn
 
Gonzalo Casals
Commissioner, Department of Cultural Affairs