EL MUSEO GALA 2017
May 11, 2017 | The Plaza Hotel | 7 PM
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Lifetime Artistic Achievement
Excellence in Fashion
Excellence in Philanthropy
Excellence in Public Service
Maria Eugenia Maury
William A. Haseltine
Clarice Oliveira Tavares
ABOUT THE GALA
Celebrating its 24th year, The Gala is El Museo’s single most important fundraising event of the year. It raises essential support for the museum’s critically acclaimed exhibitions and valued public and educational programs. Funds raised at the Gala enable El Museo to continue their important work and keep expanding the scope of their reach. This spectacular event brings together luminaries from the worlds of fashion, entertainment, business, society, politics, and the arts in order to raise crucial operating funds for the museum.
The theme for Gala 2017 celebrates Women in the Arts, and the creative talents of this years’ Honorees: artist Carmen Herrera and designer Nancy Gonzalez, and the philanthropic achievements of the MetLife Foundation. Join us to celebrate El Museo’s successes at The Plaza Hotel, with what promises to be an evening of glamour and elegance.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Maria Eugenia Maury, Chair / Pablo J. Farias, 1st Vice Chair / Claudia Marmolejo, 2nd Vice Chair / Alfonso Barros, Treasurer / Héctor R. Cordero-Guzmán, Secretary / Tony Bechara / Angela Cabrera / Manuel Camelo Hernandez / Doris A. Casap / Alejandro Castro Rioseco / Hon. Michael J. Garcia / Maria Teresa Mata / Christine Miller Martin / Jeffrey Mercado / Carmen P. Nelson / Maria-Leticia Ossa Daza / Ramiro Ortiz Mayorga / Susana de la Puente / Yasmin Ramirez, Mayoral Appointee / Clara Rodriguez / Yolanda Santos / Juliana Siqueira de Sá / Stanley T. Stairs
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Honoree: Carmen Herrera, Lifetime Artistic Achievement. Photo: Carmen Herrera in 1948. Photo by Victor Laredo. Courtesy of Carmen Herrera.
Honoree: Nancy Gonzalez, Excellence in Fashion. Photo: Gilles Bensimon.
Honoree: Elizabeth Nieto, Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, MetLife Foundation, Excellence in Philanthropy.
Honoree: Melissa Mark-Viverito, Speaker of the New York City Council, Excellence in Public Service.