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Gala 2019

The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Board of Trustees requests the pleasure of your company at Gala 2019.


6:30 PM

Dinner and Dancing

8:00 PM

Gala Go-Chairs
Jacqueline L. Bradley
Kathryn C. Chenault
Carol Sutton Lewis
Dr. Amelia Ogunlesi

Black Tie

Presenting the Fourteenth Annual Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize


The River Pavilion,

Javits Center

429 11th Avenue,

New York, NY 10001

Dear Friends,

As the world’s leading institution dedicated to the presentation of work by artists of African descent and art inspired by black culture, the Studio Museum holds its Gala each year to directly support our mission and core programs. The revenue raised constitutes an essential source of income for the Museum’s dynamic exhibitions, renowned Artist-in-Residence program, and innovative arts education programming produced throughout the year.

I hope that as the Studio Museum embarks on our ambitious next chapter you will continue to support us. We can’t do this amazing work without you!

To purchase a table at one of the levels listed below and show your support for Gala 2019, please click the “Purchase” button to reserve your seating today. You may also mail a completed RSVP form with payment to The Studio Museum in Harlem, Attn: Gala 2019, 144 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027. To be included in our printed program, please confirm your level of support by Tuesday, September 17

Please feel free to contact our Special Events office at gala@studiomuseum.org or 212.864.4500, ext. 218 with any inquires. 

I am so grateful for your commitment to the Museum and look forward to celebrating with you on November 13!


All the best,

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Thelma Golden
Director and Chief Curator



  • $100,000 Lead Table(s) for 12
  • $75,000 Benefactor Table(s) for 12
  • $50,000 Patron Table(s) for 12
  • $35,000 Supporter Table(s) for 10
  • $15,000 Donor Table(s) for 10, perimeter seating (Limited availability)

Individual Tickets

  • $5,000 Patron Ticket(s)
  • $2,500 Partner Ticket(s)
  • $1,500 Donor Ticket(s), perimeter seating

I am unable to attend, but would like to make a fully tax-deductable contribution.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is honored to announce the fourteenth presentation of The Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize at Gala 2019. The Prize recognizes the achievements of an artist who demonstrates great innovation, promise, and creativity, and includes a monetary award of $50,000. Established by jazz impresario, musician and philanthropist George Wein in memory of his wife, Joyce Alexander Wein, an esteemed trustee of the Studio Museum for many years, the Prize honors the legacy of a woman whose life embodied a commitment to the power and possibilities of art, artists, and culture.

Board of Trustees

Raymond J. McGuire, Chairman

Carol Sutton Lewis, Vice-Chair

Rodney M. Miller Sr., Treasurer

Jacqueline L. Bradley, Secretary


Laura Day Baker

Dr. Anita Blanchard

Kathryn C. Chenault

Joan S. Davidson

Gordon J. Davis, Esq.

Damien R. Dwin

Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Sandra Grymes

Arthur J. Humphrey Jr.

George L. Knox

Nancy L. Lane

Dr. Michael L. Lomax

Bernard I. Lumpkin

Dr. Amelia Ogunlesi

Holly Peterson

Ann G. Tenenbaum

Reginald Van Lee

Lise Wilks



Hon. Bill de Blasio, Mayor of the City of New York

Roxanne John, Mayoral Designee

Hon. Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs

Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator