Join us this November for an evening of cocktails, dinner, and entertainment at the Museum of Modern Art to raise funds to support scholarships and all League programming.
November 6, 2023
The Museum of Modern Art
11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
Dinner & Program, 8:30pm
An American abstract painter, Poons studied at the Art Students League of New York, and taught at the League from 1966 to 1970. He currently teaches at the League (since 1997).
Associated with Op Art, Hard-edge painting, Color Field painting, Lyrical Abstraction and Abstract Expressionism, Poons has challenged critical expectations throughout his career, transitioning through several distinct phases of work. According to New York Times critic Roberta Smith, "Since emerging in the 1960s, Mr. Poons has shown a strong preference for allover fields of pulsing color, even if his means of achieving them have varied enormously.“
Poons has works in dozens of collections throughout the world: MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., the Tate in London, and the Whitney.
Beth Rudin DeWoody
An American art patron, collector, curator, and philanthropist, Beth studied at the League in 1969 as a teenager and bought her first work from an instructor there! She serves as President of the Rudin Family Foundation, and sits on the boards of the Whitney Museum of American Art since the mid-1980s, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Creative Time, The New School University, Design Museum Holon in Israel, New Yorkers for Children, New York City Police Foundation, the Photography Steering Committee at the Norton Museum of Art located in West Palm Beach, Florida, and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.
Robin Lechter Frank & Dr. Ronald Frank
Visionaries Dorian Goldman Almine Rech The May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc. Heather Van Wolf
Benefactors Jane Corkin
Jonathan Dorfman and Melissa Kaish Ian D. Highet Aela Morgan Jules Olitski Art Foundation Sciame Construction Yares Gallery
Leaders Lawrence and Elyse Benenson Crewcial Partners Diana Frank Sarah Gavlak, Gavlak Gallery Agnes Gund Jack Howard-Potter Dr. Andrew Jacono Julia Keelty Katherine H. Seidel Elizabeth Young, Florida Keys Council on the Arts
Guy Apicella Paul Beirne Susan Blond Kathryn & Steve Butzlaff Suzanne Cochran Patricia Cronin Ron Chereskin & Howard Goldfarb Marc Dennis Dan Desmond & Anna Raganskaya, Blue Rider Group, Morgan Stanley Scott Drevnig
Marietta Gavaris Garth Greenan Francis Greenberger Marieluise Hessel Deborah Kass John Kneapler & Stephen Weitzman Judy & Leonard Lauder Miyuong Lee Margaret T. Lewis Helen Mangano
David Marchi Wesley Moon Mendelson & Brody Isabelle Orlansky Roberto Ortiz William Radin Irene Ritter Foundation in honor of Francine Tint Marian and Eva Rokacz Kara Ross Dana Sachs and Craig Stoddard Michael Schultz Eric Shiner Pat Shoenfeld Ruth Shuman Linda Sirow Peter Stamas
Sue Stoffel William and Patricia Sumas Franne and Bill Weinberg Rob Wynne Kenneth Wyse Kay Ungar Jason Yarmosky