The Black Arts Council Benefit: A Night Out with Friends
Honoring the 30th anniversary of the Black Arts Council and celebrating an enduring, visionary legacy for generations to come
7:00 p.m. Cocktails
8:00 p.m. Dinner
Performance by Grammy Award–winner
The Museum of Modern Art
18 West 54 Street, New York
Proceeds from this event benefit the Black Arts Council Fund for acquisitions, programming, and exhibitions.
To purchase tickets or tables or for more information, call (212) 408-8517 or email [email protected].
The Black Arts Council is a community of patrons, philanthropists, collectors, and art enthusiasts dedicated to the elevated visibility, access, and appreciation for art and artists of the African diaspora at The Museum of Modern Art. Founded in 1993 by Dr. Akosua Barthwell Evans, Agnes Gund, and David Rockefeller, Jr., the Black Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art evolved from the visionary Friends of Education—a trailblazing initiative to cultivate a more reflective audience at the Museum, fund acquisitions by Black artists, support educational programming around Black art, and create opportunities for Black artists and arts professionals at MoMA.
The Black Arts Council continues its founding mission to strengthen the artistic tradition at MoMA by centering Black perspectives on modern and contemporary art that educate, inform, and elevate the canon across New York City and around the world.
Each year, the exclusive, members-only programming of the Black Arts Council—from gallery talks and curatorial walk-throughs of groundbreaking exhibitions to intimate studio visits with artists, private collection visits, and more—fosters opportunities for Black artists and their work and illustrates this community’s unique ability to convene and champion emerging and iconic artists of African descent at The Museum of Modern Art.