In 2011, I was tapped by the Brooklyn Museum to launch the Brooklyn Artists Ball, an annual event featuring immersive, experiential, and performative art, music, and culinary experiences. It quickly grew into the the Museum’s largest and most important fundraising event, attended by more than 800 guests and raising over $1.5 million annually to support exhibitions and educational programming.
Throughout my five year tenure as Co-Curator and Creative Producer, I defined the overall vision for the event as one of discovery and delight. From selecting the featured artists and producing cross-channel marketing content to working closely with the museum’s leadership to cultivate strategic partnerships with individuals and brands in media, fashion, music, tech, design, and hospitality, I played a key role in making the Brooklyn Artists Ball a not-to-be-missed event.
Highlights throughout the years include:
Event Chairs: Sarah Jessica Parker, Liv Tyler, Marisa Tomei, Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia, Jane and David Walentas.
Artist Honorees: Vik Muniz, Wangechi Mutu, Ai WeiWei, Kehinde Wiley, Jenny Holzer, Takashi Murakami, and Kiki Smith.
Creators including: Alyson Shotz, Situ Studio, Daniel Arsham, José Parlá, Olek, Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw, FAILE, Nicole Cohen, Liz Magic Laser, Dustin Yellin, and Luis Gispert.
Partners and sponsors: W Magazine, Macy’s, Refinery29, Digital Brand Architects, Brooklyn Brewery, Ace Hotel, Pioneer Works, Flour Shop, Vanity Nails, and Artsy
Photo credits: BFA and Liz Ligon, Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum
Video credit: North of New York