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2017 Fall Gala

November 14, 2017
2017 Fall Gala Honoring Tony Kushner
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Bille Tsien with Janet C. Ross
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Calvin Tsao with Karen Stein
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Nancy Novogrod, Susan Nitze, and Gala Guest
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Dan Barasch with Cary Davis
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Suzanne Bocanegra with David Lang
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Bruce Horten, Barbara Diamonstein-Spielvogel, and Sharon Davis
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Micaela Varricchio with Ambassador Armando Varricchio
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Dame Jillian Sackler, Carolina Herrera, Bob Cocacello, and Gala guest
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Oskar Eustis with Mark Harris
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Chuck Close, Adam Weinberg, Fairfax Dorn, and Marc Glimcher
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Tiffany Bell, Richard Gluckman, E.V. Day, and John Ochsendorf
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Jack Livings and Enrico Riley
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Mary Margaret Jones with Doug Argue
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Kyle DeCamp and David Reinfurt, Suzanne Bocanegra
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AAR Director John Ochsendorf, Trustee David Kertzer, Gala Co-Chair Suzanne Deal Booth, Gala Honoree Tony Kushner, Gala Co-Chair and Trustee Mary Frank, Board Chair and Trustee Mary Margaret Jones, Gala Co-Chair John F.W. Rogers, AAR President Mark Robbins
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Board Chair and Trustee Mary Margaret Jones welcomes the Gala attendees
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Saz Borghese, Richard Olcott, and John Danzer
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Gala Guests in The POOL
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Guido Forentino, Deborah Lehr, Kara Mangone, Riccardo Mastranegeli, John F.W. Rogers, Marisa May Metalli, Leonardo Metalli, Carolina Herrera, Tony May, and Bob Colacello
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Caroline Smith, Cary Davis, Dan Barasch, Tad Smith, Robert Marc, and Steve Ells
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Kenneth Gaulin, Tony Kushner, and Michael Putnam
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Guests of Blake Middleton and Martha Eddy
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John Ochsendorf addresses the Gala attendees
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Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem
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AAR President Mark Robbins addresses Gala attendees
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Martha Eddy with Blake Middleton
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Tony Kushner
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Mary Frank and Howard Frank
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Rachely Rotem, Phu Hoang, Stella Nair, John Ochsendorf, Jack Livings, E.V. Day, Bryony Roberts, John Lansdowne, Andrew Horne, William Cheramie, Kristi Cheramie
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Rachely Rotem, Phu Hoang, Stella Nair, John Ochsendorf, Jack Livings, E.V. Day, Bryony Roberts, Mark Robbins, John Lansdowne, Andrew Horne, William Cheramie, Kristi Cheramie, and Enrico Riley
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Simon D. Mordant AM
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Gala Guest, Suzanne Deal Booth, William Fain, Jr., and Jennifer Fain
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Gala Guests with Vincent Buonanno
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Lawrence Schwimmer, Lisa Mignone, Joy Connolly, and Jackie Murray
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Matt Borowick, Mikelle Rindflish, Brielle Mordant, and Angus Mordant
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Sharon Davis with Anne Patterson
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Charles Price with Jessie Price and John Ochsendorf
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Sukanya Rajaratnam and Gala Guests
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Deborah Kass with Patricia Cronin
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Tony Kushner with David Kertzer
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Gala Guests dancing in The POOL
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Gala Guests dancing in The POOL
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Kristi Cheramie with Mark Robbins
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Gala Guests
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Last week, 250 guests gathered to honor Tony Kushner and returning Rome Prize Fellows at the American Academy in Rome’s Fall Gala in New York City. Luminaries from the worlds of art, fashion, business, politics and academia enjoyed cocktails and music in The Grill, followed by a candlelit dinner in The Pool, in the famed Seagram Building.

In addition to a video created by Michael Rock (2000 Fellow) with music by David Lang (1991 Fellow), the highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Centennial Medal by Pulitzer-Prize winning historian and AAR Trustee David Kertzer (2000 Resident) to Tony Kushner.  Known for his work on stage and in film (Angels in AmericaPhiladelphia, and Lincoln, among many others), Mr. Kushner literally brought the house down with a monologue on his initial resistance to Rome.

The evening continued with dancing in The Grill.