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The Art Students League of New York 2014 Gala Honoring Ai Weiwei and Gregg Wyatt

October 9, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 11:45 pm

$50 - $500
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The Art Students League of New York will honor internationally renowned artists Ai Weiwei and Greg Wyatt at its 2014 Hall of Fame Gala. Ai and Wyatt follow in the footsteps of fellow League artists who have shaped the course of art around the world since 1875, including Frederick Remington, Norman Rockwell, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollack, Louise Bourgeois, and Cy Twombly. One of the world’s most versatile and provocative artists, Ai, who studied at the League in the 1980s, is also famous for his political activism. Wyatt, a League instructor, benefactor, and the founder of the League’s Model to Monument public art training program, is a prolific American sculptor, whose bronze sculptures in the style of “spiritual realism” have been displayed throughout the world.

In addition to celebrating the League’s rich heritage and worldwide influence, the gala will spotlight talented students who will be sculpting and painting from live models at the event. Guests will receive a ceramic piece crafted by noted League artists Morito Yasumitsu or Anne Richter as a remembrance of the evening.

TICKETS:
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DRESS CODE:
Festive business attire (Coats and ties required for Gentlemen.)

INFORMATION:
Leah McCloskey at leah@artstudentsleague.org

The Gala will feature a preliminary model exploring the planned expansion of the League’s landmark building on West 57th Street.

Proceeds to benefit the League’s capital campaign for building expansion.

Details

Date:
October 9, 2014
Time:
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Cost:
$50 - $500
Website:
http://www.theartstudentsleague.org/Donate/Gala2014.aspx

Venue

Metropolitan Club
One East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022-1178 United States
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Organizer

Art Students League of New York
Phone:
212-247-4510
Email:
info@artstudentsleague.org
Website:
www.aslny.org