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For half a century, the School has maintained a belief in its original vision: faith in the great language of art, a commitment to excellence, integrity, and serious work habits, the encouragement of an open mind, and the conviction of the power of art to change one’s life.

Annual Benefit Auction and Dinner

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Preview silent auction work

Please note – Tickets will not be mailed. Names will be held at the door.

All but $195 of each dinner ticket and $85 of each cocktail party ticket is tax-deductible, contributions are fully tax-deductible.



Silent Auction – Featuring works by artists such as:

Kamini Avril
William Bailey
Andrea Belag
Todd Bienvenu
Katherine Bradford
Charles Cajori
Susanna Coffey
Diana Cooper
Lois Dickson
Lois Dodd
Garth Evans
Louis Finkelstein
Louise Fishman
Andrew Forge
Bruce Gagnier
Judy Glantzman
Glenn Goldberg
Barbara Grossman
Clarity Haynes
Elizabeth Hazan
Julie Heffernan
David Humphrey
Bill Jacklin
Elisa Jensen
Alex Katz
John Lees
Stanley Lewis
Ro Lohin
Tine Lundsfryd
Sangram Majumdar
Melissa Meyer
Ron Milewicz
Ruth Miller
Gerard Mossé
George Negroponte
Dona Nelson
John Newman
Graham Nickson
Philip Pearlstein
Dorothea Rockburne
Joseph Santore
Amy Sillman
Kyle Staver
Clintel Steed
Robert Storr
Lee Tribe
William Tucker
Susan Jane Walp
Summer Wheat
Alexi Worth


Benefit Committee:

Dita Amory
Olivier and Desirée Berggruen
Maud and Bartley Bryt
Rackstraw Downes
Tom and Janine Hill
Bruce Horten
Paula and John Hornbostel
Lois Dickson and Andrew Humphrey
Philip Isles
Marina and Stephen E. Kaufman
Howard and Nancy Marks
Ambassador J. W. Middendorf
George Negroponte
Graham Nickson
Paula Cooper Gallery
Hubert G. Phipps
Michael T. Reynolds
Robert Lehman Foundation
Neil L. Rudenstine and Angelica Zander Rudenstine
Thomas A. and Georgina T. Russo
Michael Smith
Susan and Jeffrey Sussman
Michael and Isabella Tcheyan
The Fifth Floor Foundation
Susan Vecsey
Briggs Whiteford
Anthony and Sally Auer Zunino
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    Cecilia Warren, Sydney, Australia, MFA Class of 2015
  • “Being able to study with the dedicated faculty as well as visiting critics and artists has pushed my painting practice to new and exciting places. ”

    Edmond Praybe, Baltimore, MD, MFA Class of 2012

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