2017 Gala + Auction.

Envisioning the Future

Sarah Sze
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Tribeca Rooftop 2 Desbrosses Street, NYC

The National Academy’s Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes these honorees’ significant contributions to American Art and Architecture.

Sarah Sze, National Academician and New York-based artist known for her intricate site-specific work.

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects, an exceptionally diverse award-winning architectural firm with a practice spanning six decades (for which National Academicians, Henry N. Cobb and I.M. Pei, are founding partners).

Evening Timeline:
6:00 PM   Cocktails
7:00 PM   Dinner + Program
9:00 PM   Dessert + Dancing
Silent Auction throughout the evening.

For tables, tickets, donations click here.

For more information, contact:
Liliana Wolking at the Benefit Office at:
P: 212-868 8450 x204
F: 212 868 8455

As we look toward envisioning the National Academy’s future, we are currently looking for a new home that will build on the vision of its founders—and we remain dedicated to the stewardship, scholarship, and public engagement of the collection and committed to facilitating the growth of the Academy’s public and educational programs.

Our largest annual fundraiser directly supports the Academy’s annual initiatives which include the documentation and conservation of our extensive Permanent Collection, and the execution of a strategic plan which will establish long-term financial stability, re-envision a “new” National Academy, and solidify its legacy and ensure its perpetuity.


Gala Committee:
Veronica Bulgari*
Peggy Flaum
Buzzy Geduld*
Melissa Kaish

Art Auction Committee:
Willard Boepple, NA co-chair*
Donna Dennis, NA co-chair
Mary Gail Doerhoefer, Cheim & Reed
Julie Heffernan NA*
David Humphrey, NA
Anthony Panzera, NA*
James Siena, NA*

*Board of Governors

Visit our 2016 Gala + Auction page to learn more about our successful 2016 event. You can also view selection of images from the 2016 Gala + Auction: