For most people in Hollywood movie premieres, music award shows, film award ceremonies, and fashion events are the perfect excuse to search for the perfect dress or tux and get decked out in your finest outfit and go to a major event. In the art world, galas are where the best of the best come in support their favorite art organizations, museums and more.
These are the Art Galas you must attend this year:
1. Park Avenue Armory Gala, October 5th
Suite up for the Armory 2016 gala. Surely it will be fabulous, with cocktails at 6:30 and dinner at 7:30. This year’s gala will be honoring the Michael Bloomberg and artistic honoree is Rob Ashford. Drinks, performances, art and entertainment, what more could you ask for? Purchase tickets.
2. Rubin Museum Gala & After Party, October 6th
This year’s Rubin Museum gala will take place at Ciprani 25. Celebrating the tenth season of Brainwave, the Rubin’s popular onstage conversation series where science meets the wisdom of the Himalayas. Enjoy dinner and dancing as well as an opportunity to bid on some amazing items through Bids for Brainwave. Purchase Tickets.
3. Gala in the Garden, October 8th
The Hammer Museum is hosting their 14th Gala in the Garden on October 8th. Bringing civic leaders, artists, premier collectors, art patrons, and Hollywood A-listers together at their stunning garden party. Cocktails and seated dinner will be held celebrating artists and creative expression in LA and honoring visual artist, director, writer and vocalist Laurie Anderson along with independent director and screenwriter Todd Haynes. More information.
4. National Arts Awards, October 17
Americans for the Arts is hosting their National Art Awards ceremony on October 17th. Celebrating outstanding leadership in the visual and performing arts, arts education, and philanthropy, the National Arts Awards will be filled with familiar faces. The evening will honor Tony Bennet, Doug Aitken and many others. Purchase tickets.
5. Storm King Art Center Annual Gala , October 18th
Storm King Art Center will be taking over the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Plaza on Tuesday, October 18th. Cocktails and dinner in the Rainbow Room? Don’t mind if we do. This year’s gala and live auction will be honoring studio artist Maya Lin along with artist, art collector and art patron Cynthia Hazen Polsky, and board of trustees member Nicholas A. Polsky. Purchase tickets.
6. National Design Awards Gala, October 20th
The National Design Awards are bestowed each year at a benefit dinner and awards ceremony hosted by Cooper Hewitt. The annual benefit dinner is set for October 20th in the Arthur Ross terrace and garden at Cooper Hewitt. The evening honors lasting achievement in American design. Purchase tickets.
7. 25th Annual Take Home A Nude Art + Auction Party, October 24th
Every year, the who’s who in the art world attend Take Home A Nude at the New York Academy of Art. This event brings together over 750 guests from the worlds of media, fashion, business and the arts to raise scholarship funds for the Academy’s roster of talented artists. Celebrity art collectors, enthusiasts, artists, and creatives alike will be joining the fun in honor of the art collector, film producer and Warhol superstar Jane Holzer. Purchase tickets.
8. Performa Gala, November 1st
The always much anticipated Performa gala will take place on November 1st and honor Okwui Enwezor and the power of visual arts and performance in South Africa. Titled, Beloved Country, this gala is dedicated to exploring live performance and its critical role in the history of 20th century and moving forward in new directions with performance art. Purchase tickets.
9. Sculpture Center Annual Benefit Gala, November 2nd
The SculptureCenter Annual Benefit Gala is back again on November 2nd. This year’s gala is honoring the artist Isa Genzken. Want to enjoy dinner and cocktails at the Rainbow Room? Purchase your tickets.
10. ArtWalk NY, November 3rd
Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly are hosting this year’s ArtWalk NY, which benefits the Coalition for the Homeless. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on over 100 artworks by renowned artists. This year’s event will honor Kenny Scharf and philanthropic honoree Mike De Paola. Purchase tickets.
11. The Whitney Art Party, November 15th
The Whitney Museum is throwing their annual Art Party on November 15th, and you don’t want to miss this year’s festivities. Easily one of the top events of the Fall season, the Whitney brings about a select few in for an intimate candlelit dinner and then the party breaks out with young artists, fashion trendsetters, and art supporters dancing the night away. More information.
12. Guggenheim International Gala, November 16th
Dior will, for the 4th year in a row, be presenting the legendary Guggenheim International Gala. The celebrations will begin on Wednesday, November 16, with a Pre-Party hosted by the Guggenheim’s Young Collectors Council (YCC) featuring a special performance by BANKS. A benefit dinner on Thursday, November 17, will follow, honoring several artists whose work is represented in the Guggenheim’s collection. This is one party you don’t want to miss. Purchase tickets.
13. Walker Art Center Annual Benefit, November 19th
Avant-garde or Avant Garden? The Walker Art Center has a night full of celebration prepared for you, and it’s going down on the 19th of November. Gourmet fare, cocktails, and live music will be flowing as it will be the grand opening of the Walker’s new main entrance and the preview of the exhibition, Question the Wall Itself. Purchase tickets.
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