Tim Burton. Storyboard for <i>Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.</i> 1993. Ink, marker, and colored pencil on paper, 5 x 7" (12.7 x 17.8 cm). Private collection. © 2009 Tim Burton

The Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit
A tribute to Tim Burton

Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 6:30 p.m.

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Robert A. Iger and Willow Bay
David and Julia Koch

Cocktails at 6:30 p.m.
Presentation at 7:30 p.m.
Dinner at 8:00 p.m.
After-party at 9:00 p.m. to midnight
Featuring music by DJ Justin Miller (DFA Records)

Founded in 1935 as the Film Library, the department now oversees an internationally renowned collection of more than twenty-two thousand films and four million film stills incorporating all periods and genres. Among its holdings are original negatives of the Biograph and Edison companies and the world's largest collection of D. W. Griffith's films.

A Golden Globe–winning and Academy Award–nominated film director, producer, writer, and artist, Tim Burton has become a household name. From his offbeat debut feature Pee-wee's Big Adventure, to the darkly comic Edward Scissorhands, to such blockbuster films as Batman and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the filmmaker has made a lasting impact on pop culture with his uniquely skewed artistic vision. Burton will be honored with a monographic exhibition of his art and films at The Museum of Modern Art from November 22, 2009, to April 26, 2010, and his most recent project, a 3-D reimagination of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, will be released in March 2010.

In conjunction with the exhibition Tim Burton

In the Film exhibition Tim Burton

Special thanks to Harper's Bazaar.