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Archives of American Art Benefit in NYC honors Sharon Percy Rockefeller, Glenn Ligon, and Tomas Ybarra-Frausto

The Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, will honor collector and philanthropist Sharon Percy Rockefeller, artist Glenn Ligon, and scholar Tomás Ybarra-Frausto at its annual benefit in New York City on October 24, 2017. The Archives of American Art Medal, acknowledging distinguished members of the American art community, will be presented to Ms. Rockefeller by Dr. Earl A. Powell III, director of the National Gallery of Art, and to Mr. Ligon by contemporary artist Byron Kim. Professor Chon Noriega, director of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, will present Dr. Ybarra-Frausto with the Lawrence A. Fleischman Award for Scholarly Excellence in the Field of American Art History, established in 1998 by Trustee Emerita Barbara G. Fleischman as a tribute to her late husband, who founded the Archives in 1954.

Held at 583 Park Avenue, New York City, the festive evening begins with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by a seated dinner in the ballroom. In addition to the Medal and Award presentations, samples from a new series of short videos based on artists’ material from the Archives will be screened. All proceeds support the Archives of American Art’s programs.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 7:00 pm Cocktails; 8:00 pm Dinner; Cocktail Attire at 583 Park Avenue, the historic event space at East 63rd Street, New York City

For additional information, Libby Mark or Heather Meltzer at Bow Bridge Communications, LLC, New York City; +1 347-460-5566; [email protected] or Zoë Herrmann at the Archives of American Art, Washington, DC; +1 202-633-8768; [email protected]