American Friends of Museums in Israel Annual Cocktail Reception + Fine Art Auction + VIP Dinner

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Date(s) - Apr 30, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

St. Regis Hotel



The American Friends of Museums in Israel’s Annual Cocktail Reception + Fine Art Auction + VIP Dinner will be held St. Regis Hotel in New York City on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. The evening begins with a cocktail reception and silent art auction from 6:30 to 8:30pm, followed by a live art auction at 7:45pm, and a VIP dinner at 8:45pm. Live auction lots will include works by Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Sam Francis, Jim Dine, and Alex Katz, among others.

To preview the silent and live auction lots and bid online from noon on April 16 through 8:30pm on April 30, visit

This year’s honoree for “Artist of the Year” is Desirée Dolron. Known for her documentary photography, still lifes, portraiture, and film, Dolron’s work is in the permanent collections of museums including the Guggenheim Museum, New York, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Rena Sofia, Madrid, and Victoria & Albert Museum, London. American Friends’ Chairman David Genser will present this year’s “Artist of the Year” Award.

The American Friends of Museums in Israel recognizes, promotes, and honors its outstanding partner museums in Israel by providing exhibition, program, project and financial support through the generosity of its donors. In addition, the American Friends provides heightened visibility for their partner museums at special events in New York and in all promotional material. Partner museums are: Design Museum Holon; Haifa Museums that include the Haifa City Museum, Haifa Museum of Art, Hermann Struck Museum, Mané-Katz Museum, the National Maritime Museum and the Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art; and the Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem.

Tickets are available for purchase by contacting 212-319-0555 or by visiting

Cocktail Reception and Fine Art Auction, $250 per person

Cocktail Reception and Fine Art Auction and VIP Dinner, $750 per person