New York Academy of Arts 2012 Tribeca Ball

Proceeds will be contributed towards need-based scholarships for the Academy’s exceptionally talented emerging artists and its public programs.

Monday, April 16, 2012
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
New York NY

April marks the start of the Tribeca Film Festival and the Tribeca Ball. This magnificent Ball is sponsored by Van Cleef and Arpels.

New York Academy of Arts 2012 Tribeca Ball

Get ready for 5 floors of open artist studios filled with works of art from over 100 emerging artists. The evening will begin with a champagne and cocktail party, with dinner and dancing to follow. Organizers expect such guests as designer Kate Spade, hotelier Andre Balazs and director Baz Luhrmann to make an appearance.


Robert De Niro


Glenda Bailey & Stephen Sumner
Virginie & Nicolas Bos
Allison Sarofim & Stuart Parr

Film enthusiasts should be familiar with some of the dedicated Benefit Committee members:  Angela Bassett, Julianna Margulies, Mary Kate Olsen, Parker Posey, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber.

The Ball itself is inspired by one of Van Cleef and Arpels jewelry collections, Bals de Legende.  On each of the five floors, you will find a modern twist on one of the 5 most famous balls of the last century.  All kinds of culturally diverse attendees are drawn to this party from uptown and downtown celebrities and personalities to art stars to tastemakers.  Enticing surprises are in store with champagne bars by Nicholas Feuillatte, wines by Sud de France and plenty of cocktails.  Feel free to dance the night away….

A stunning dinner menu created by Daniel Boulud rounds out the evening in the Academy’s Wilkinson Hall, a room specially styled by Van Cleef and Arpels.

Unveiled at the event will be the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Artist Awards Exhibition.  This exhibition will be on view at New York Academy of Art from April 5th through the 25th.  Participating artists are Walton Ford, Cindy Sherman, Hugo Tillman just to name a few.  These artworks will be awarded to filmmakers selected by the Tribeca Film Festival as winners in their respective categories.

There could be no better sponsor than Van Cleef and Arpels with their timeless creations and ingenious ideas.  The brand has held arts education at its highest level.  In addition, they support the New York Academy of Arts through a summer fellowship program and are currently collaborating on a Masters program curriculum on miniature painting and gouache drawing.

If not for the monumental efforts of Robert De Niro along with a few others, Tribeca Film Festival would not be possible.  It was his idea as a response to stimulate and enhance the power of film and culture on the general public.


About New York Academy of Art
The New York Academy of Art dates back to 1982.  One of the most creative artists of all time, Andy Warhol, founded the Academy and was an early trustee.  The New York Academy of Art is a 501 (c) not-for-profit educational and cultural institution, offering an MFA degree program along with continuing education courses.  Our young generation of today with an eye for creativity and a passion for art can foster the combination here at the Academy and build their individualized skills.

New York Academy of Art
111 Franklin Street
New York NY 10013

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