November is a big month for New York City benefits and the arts. We’ve put together a list of a few upcoming events hosted by museums and art organizations all supporting the arts.
November 3 (Tuesday)
“MAD Ball, Museum of Arts and Design’s Annual Gala” takes place on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers. The evening, emceed by Simon Doonan, will begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and silent auction, followed by a seated dinner, an awards presentation and live entertainment at 7:30 p.m.
MAD Ball celebrates visionaries in the worlds of business, arts, philanthropy, and creativity. This year's honorees include jewelry designer Victoire de Castellane; CEO of Kate Spade & Company, Craig Leavitt; CEO of Ralph Pucci International, Ralph Pucci; and hotelier and real estate developer Ian Schrager. Honorees’ work personifies the Museum’s mission to examine contemporary making and skilled craftsmanship across all creative fields.
To purchase tickets or tables, click here. Revenue from the MAD Ball accounts for 10% of the Museum’s operating budget and proceeds directly support MAD’s arts in education programs, which for many students is the only arts education they receive during the school year.
Pier Sixty is located at Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011. www.madmuseum.org.
November 4, (Wednesday)
“The 2015 Guggenheim International Gala Pre-party” takes place on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 9 p.m. at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City.
The Gala Pre-party features a special musical performance by Grimes and is hosted by the Young Collectors Council. Tickets are $350 for general admission and $750 for 1-year Young Collectors Council membership and ticket. The event is 21 and over. To purchase tickets, click here.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is located at 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128. www.guggenheim.org.
November 5 (Thursday)
“The Apollo Circle Benefit 2015” takes place on Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. A special Membership group for young supporters of the Metropolitan Museum joins The Apollo Circle Benefit Committee in presenting the twelfth annual Apollo Circle Benefit. This black-tie celebration will include dancing, cocktails, and sweet and savory treats. Proceeds will support The Apollo Circle Fund for Art Conservation.
Tickets prices are: Apollo Circle Member Ticket: $250, Non–Apollo Circle Member Ticket: $350, Combination Ticket: $1,400 (includes Apollo Circle Membership for one year and one Benefit ticket), and Apollo Circle Patron Ticket: $3,500 (includes Apollo Circle Patron Membership for one year and one Benefit ticket). Tickets will not be sold at the door. For more information, click here.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is located at 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028. www.metmuseum.org.
November 8 (Sunday)
“Dia Fall Night” takes place on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 6 p.m. at 540 West 21st Street in New York City.
Each November in New York City, the Fall Gala celebrates Dia Art Foundation’s dedication to initiating, supporting, presenting, and preserving extraordinary art projects in Beacon, New York City, and beyond. Dia Fall Night 2015 will return to Chelsea with cocktail and a seated dinner.
To purchase tickets, click here.
Located at 540 W 21st St, New York, NY 10011. www.diaart.org.
November 9 (Monday)
“The Morgan Library and Museum’s Evening Benefit” takes place on Monday, November 9, 2015 at the Morgan’s McKim building on East 36th Street. The evening will be held in the Renzo Piano-designed Gilbert Court. Throughout the evening, all of the Morgan’s historic rooms and galleries will be open to guests, who will have the opportunity to view exhibitions and works by Henri Matisse, Ernest Hemingway, and Martin Puryear.
Cocktails will start at 6:30 p.m. with dinner beginning at 7:30 p.m. Guests will also enjoy a special performance by Laura Benanti. This benefit is black-tie.
Tickets are priced at $1,500, $2,500 and $5,000. Tables are priced at $15,000, $25,000 and $50,000. Junior tickets are also available. To purchase tickets, call the Events Office at 212-590-0325.
The Morgan Library and Museum is located at 225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016. www.themorgan.org.
“The Drawing Center Celebrates Tom Slaughter!” takes place on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 7 p.m. at The Drawing Center in New York City. Hannah and Nell Jocelyn and the Artist Book Foundation invite attendees to a night of poker and pizza all while celebrating Tom Slaughter and supporting The Drawing Center’s Open Sessions Program.
The evening will include a raffle, featuring a Tom Slaughter original artwork, a limited edition print by Tom Slaughter, books from The Artist Book Foundation, catalogues from The Drawing Center, and other surprise prizes to be revealed at the event. To purchase tickets, click here.
All proceeds to support the Tom Slaughter Open Sessions Fund. The Open Sessions is a two-year program through which artists from all over the world consider their relationship to drawing as medium, process, and metaphor.
The Drawing Center is located at 35 Wooster St, New York, NY 10013. www.drawingcenter.org.
“The New York Historical Society’s 2015 History Makers Gala” takes place on Monday, November 9, 2015 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Cocktails start at 6 p.m. and dinner and the program begin at 7 p.m. The event is black-tie.
The New York Historical Society will honor Ron Chernow, writer of the biography “Alexander Hamilton,” and Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the Broadway musical “Hamilton” with the 2015 History Makers Award.
To purchase tickets, click here.
Cipriani Wall Street is located at 55 Wall St, New York, NY 10005. www.nyhistory.org.
November 10 (Tuesday)
“The Whitney Art Party 2015” takes place on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. VIP entry begins at 8:30 p.m.
Art Party proceeds will benefit the Independent Study Program and other education initiatives of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Music is by Harley Viera-Newton.
VIP tickets include early access to the event cost $500 ($475 for Whitney Contemporaries members). Art Party tickets cost $300 ($275 for Whitney Contemporaries members). Must be 21 and over to attend. To purchase tickets, click here.
The Whitney Museum of American Art is located at 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014. www.whitney.org.
November 11 (Wednesday)
“The Benefit Auction for Printed Matter’s New Home” takes place on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Printed Matter in New York City. Enjoy an evening of cocktails and a silent auction to support the nonprofit artist’s bookstore Printed Matter’s move to its new home on Eleventh Avenue. Tickets are $50.
You can start bidding on more than 50 works now live on Paddle8. The auction features original works from Tom Sachs, Sue Williams, Richard Prince and Kiki Smith, vintage prints from the Estates of Gordon Matta-Clark and Fred Sandback, and more. You can bid up until November 11, 2015.
Printed Matter, Inc. is located at 231 11th Ave, New York, NY 10001. www.printedmatter.org.
November 17 (Tuesday)
“The Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit A Tribute to Cate Blanchett” takes place on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The event is cocktail attire.
MoMA’s 2015 Film Benefit will honor Academy Award–winning actress Cate Blanchett. Winner of the 2013 Best Actress Oscar for “Blue Jasmine” (2013) and the 2004 Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “The Aviator” (2004), Ms. Blanchett has also starred in seven films that were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. A tribute recognizing Ms. Blanchett’s acclaimed work and a gala dinner will highlight the Film Benefit.
All proceeds will benefit the Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art. The Film Benefit enables the continued maintenance and growth of this collection, as well as an ambitious schedule of film series, premieres, festivals, retrospectives, and more.
The Museum of Modern Art is located at 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019. www.moma.org.
November 19 (Thursday)
“Fountain House Gallery’s 14th ‘Mad About Art’ Annual Art Auction and Benefit” takes place on Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Metropolitan West in New York City. The event will feature an open bar, light food, live entertainment, and an art auction featuring works by artists living and working with mental illness. This event supports Fountain Gallery artists and challenges the stigma associated with mental illness.
The evening will honor John Casaly and Louise Parent. The Esther Montanez Leadership Award will be presented to Francis J. Greenburger, President & Founder, Greenburger Center for Social & Criminal Justice. Phong Bui, Publisher, The Brooklyn Rail, Agnes Gund, President Emerita, Museum of Modern Art, Matthew Higgs, Director/Chief Curator, White Columns and Frank Maresca, Partner, Ricco/Maresca have curated the artwork.
Metropolitan West is located at 639 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036. www.fountainhouse.org.
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