Royal Academy America 2017 Gala

Hosted by Stephen Fry

Special events

Tuesday 26 September 2017
6.30 — 10.30pm

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Join us this September as we celebrate the creative forces and voices of leadership behind the RA at the Royal Academy America 2017 gala celebration in New York City.

Marina Abramović Hon RA
This legendary artist has earned worldwide acclaim for her performance art. Often enduring repeated injuries or remaining motionless for hours at a time, she transcends the limits of her body. Through her extreme displays, she has sought to reclaim the genre of performance art from its marginal position in the art world by showing that it can be a vehicle for highly emotive and political messages.

Thomas Heatherwick RA
The iconic British designer and Founder of Heatherwick Studio is internationally recognised for his work in architecture, urban infrastructure, sculpture, design and strategic thinking. His projects include the UK pavilion at Expo, Shanghai (2010), the new bus for London (2010), the Olympic cauldron (2010) and Vessel, the new public landmark commissioned as the centrepiece for the Hudson Yards development in Manhattan, due for completion in 2018.

Aryeh B Bourkoff
As Founder and CEO of LionTree, a global investment and merchant bank at the intersection of entertainment, media, and technology, Mr. Bourkoff brings together some of the most creative and forward-thinking executives in business. He contributes this connectivity to select private company boards, is a trustee of the Foundation for Fighting Blindness, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Additionally, Mr. Bourkoff is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Paley Center for Media, the New York Philanthropic Advisory Board of UNICEF, Royal Academy America, and Lincoln Center’s Business Advisory Council as well as the Lincoln Center Media & Entertainment Council.

For enquiries, please contact April Moorhouse, Events & Patron Membership Manager, at rsvp@raamerica.org or +1 (212) 980-8404.

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Tuesday 26 September 2017

6.30 — 10.30pm

IAC Building, 555 West 18th Street, New York City

For enquiries, contact April Moorhouse, Events and Patron Membership Manager, at rsvp@raamerica.org or +1 (212) 980-8404.

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