Please join us for the Grey’s 41st Anniversary Benefit!

Grey Art Gallery
41st Anniversary Celebration

Honoring Abby Weed Grey and her inspirational vision:
one world through art

Monday, February 29, 2016 at Grey Art Gallery, NYU
6:30 pm Cocktail Reception, Entertainment, Silent Online Auction Bidding

8:00 pm Live Auction led by Alasdair Nichol from Freeman’s Auction

9:00 pm Silent Auction closes

8:30-10:00 pm After Party Hosted by the Grey’s Student Friends Committee with music by DJ LALOCALILA,  dancing, Persian food, and beverages

February 15-29 Silent Auction hosted by  Paddle8_Logo_BlueWeb

Sponsorships and Tickets
Visionary Co-Chair $4,100
4 tickets to the cocktail reception & After Party and acknowledgement in promotional materials
Anniversary Committee Pioneer $1,000
4 tickets to the cocktail reception & After Party and acknowledgement in promotional materials, option to purchase 2 tickets and sell 2 tickets
Grey Art Champion $500
2 tickets to the cocktail reception & After Party
Abby Enthusiast $250
1 ticket to the cocktail reception & After Party
After Party Couple $41
2 tickets to After Party
After Party Single $25
1 ticket to After Party

To purchase tickets

Estrellita B. Brodsky
Stephen Figge and Ian Alteveer
Susan and Steven Jacobson
Michele Maccarone
Mamak Shahbazi
Pavel Zoubok

Benefit Committee
Natasha and John Boas
Paula Cooper
Nina Gilson
Agnes Gund
Susan Harris
Elsa and Marvin Ross-Greifinger
Julie Saul
Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz
Leslie Tonkonow

Contributing Artists
Shiva Ahmadi
Alice Aycock
Carol Bove
Alfredo Jaar
Chris Johanson
Maira Kalman
Paul Kos
Tseng Kwong Chi
Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt
Alicia McCarthy
Frank Moore
Matt Mullican
Brian O’Doherty
Shahpour Pouyan
Walid Raad
Kunié Sugiura
Parviz Tanavoli
William Wegman

(lists in formation as of January 14, 2016)

2016 marks the 41st anniversary of the Grey Art Gallery’s founding by Abby Weed Grey. Mrs. Grey was a modest yet pioneering figure who traveled solo to Asia and the Middle East in the 1960s and ’70s. During her trips, she met contemporary artists and made it her mission to collect non-Western modern works. She believed that art, as a universal language, could serve as a potent vehicle of communication and understanding. Over the years, Mrs. Grey amassed nearly 700 objects, which she donated to NYU when she established the Grey Art Gallery.

The Grey Art Gallery’s 41st Anniversary Celebration takes place during the current exhibition, Global/Local 1960–2015: Six Artists from Iran, which presents selections from Mrs. Grey’s stellar collection of modern Iranian art alongside works made by two subsequent generations. I hope that you will join us and support the Grey’s important scholarly exhibitions and dynamic public programming, which are free and open to everyone!

Lynn Gumpert, Director

For more information about the Grey Art Gallery’s 41st Anniversary Celebration, please contact MF Productions at



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