Hawthorne Fine Art is pleased to announce The Olana Partnership 2013 Frederic E. Church Award Gala, which will be held on Thursday, May 23 at the New York Public Library. The honorees at this year’s Gala are Elizabeth Broun, The Margaret and Terry Stent Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Stephen Hannock, acclaimed contemporary landscape painter. The work of these two individuals has brought the study and appreciation of American art to great prominence and embodies the Gala’s celebration of the Extraordinary American Landscape.
Musical artist and art collector Sting, with his wife, Trudie Styler, and acclaimed artist, Christo, will present the awards to the honorees.
Elizabeth Broun is being honored for her significant influence in expanding an understanding of American art during her 30-year tenure with the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM). During her tenure, the museum has developed a significant national education program, and has become a leader in distance learning, Web-based resources, and new media. As director during a $283 million renovation of the SAAM’s historic landmark building, she championed the creation of and secured funding for several innovative new public spaces, including the first art conservation facility that allows the public permanent behind-the-scenes views of the preservation work of museums, and the only visible art storage and study center in Washington, D.C. with thousands of artworks on public display.
Stephen Hannock is an important contemporary landscape painter inspired by the works and philosophies of the Hudson River School, whose work hangs in many of the country’s most important museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the National Gallery of Art. In addition, Stephen’s work is in numerous private collections. Not only does his work often directly reference 19th century paintings and locales, but also important landscapes and issues of today, particularly environmental concerns.
Because of her commitment to building collections of American landscape painting and producing scholarly publications, Jennifer Krieger is among the members of The Olana Partnership’s Landscape/Viewshed Advisory Committee. The Olana Partnership supports the conservation, preservation, development and improvement of the Olana State Historic Site, which is open to the public throughout the year. Its goal is to inspire the public by preserving and interpreting Olana, and to create the most widely recognized artist’s home and studio in the world, vibrant with the activity of students, visitors and scholars.
We hope you will join us in honoring the work Elizabeth Broun and Stephen Hannock, and in celebrating the Extraordinary American Landscape. Please see below for further details and to RSVP.
Event: The Olana Partnership- Frederic E. Church Award Dinner
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Location: New York Public Library, Celeste Bartos Forum – New York City
5th Avenue and 42nd Street
Time: 7pm Cocktails
8pm Dinner, Awards, and Live Auction
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased starting at $1,500. To purchase tickets contact Cailin Fitzgerald at (212) 921-9070 ext. 11 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Attire: Black Tie
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