Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description On May 30, 2018, BAM honors filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, actor Jeremy Irons, and philanthropists Nora Ann Wallace and Jack Nusbaum for their invaluable contributions to film, performing arts, and cultural philanthropy. Gala chairs are William I. Campbell and Christine Wächter-Campbell, Thérèse Esperdy and Robert Neborak, Judith R. and Alan H. Fishman (BAM Chairman Emeritus), and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. With a deep commitment to supporting excellence in the arts across disciplines, rag & bone is the Evening Partner of BAM Gala 2018.
The festivities kick-off with a stunning Manhattan skyline arrival and continue with a contemporary art auction—led by honorary artist chair Diana Al-Hadid—featuring works by artists such as Cindy Sherman and Kiki Smith as guests enter cocktail hour. Directed by performance and design artist Andrew Ondrejcak the Pop art-inspired evening unfolds in bursts of neon with confetti brio as guests dine on artful cuisine by Great Performances and wine generously provided by the Crimson Wine Group. A trio of performances punctuate the soiree, featuring curated pairings of emerging and well-known artists.
Coinciding with the final few hours of bidding in the BAM Art Auction, an after party nearby at Pioneer Works features an intimate performance by Yeasayer. The after party is hosted by BAM’s Young Producers Leadership Committee, co-chaired by Natasha Chefer and Marcel Przymusinski.