2019 Aperture Gala

  • Monday, June 3

    The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
    Mickalene Thomas and Racquel Chevremont

    Sondra Gilman Gonzalez-Falla and Celso Gonzalez-Falla
    Elizabeth Ann Kahane
    Cathy M. Kaplan
    Tilda Swinton

  • 6:30 p.m.

    Cocktails and auction preview

    7:30 p.m.

    Dinner, live auction, and tributes by Zachary Tye Richardson and Shiona Turini

    9:00 p.m.

    The Photo Party with cocktails and bites, a performance by Honey + Vinyl featuring Rhonda Ross, rhythms by Alima Lee, and a silent auction

    Union West

    547 West 28th Street, New York

  • Beautiful attire

    Proceeds from the Gala fund the important programming, publications, and operations of Aperture Foundation.

    You must be 21 or older to attend Aperture’s Gala.


Aperture Gala Tickets are no longer available for purchase online. On Monday, June 3 at Union West, limited quantities of Photo Party Tickets (with 9:00 p.m. event access) will be available for $200 per guest.
  • Live Auction

    • Thierry Cohen
    • Ethan James Green
    • Seydou Keïta
    • Ellsworth Kelly
    • Robert Mapplethorpe
    • Vik Muniz
    • Erwin Olaf
    • Matthew Pillsbury
    • Matthew Porter
    • Paul Mpagi Sepuya
    • Paul Strand
    • Mickalene Thomas

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  • Silent Auction

    • Bill Armstrong
    • Matthew Brandt
    • Phyllis Galembo
    • Bob Gruen
    • Gail Albert Halaban
    • Gregory Halpern
    • Natalie Krick
    • Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao
    • Ruben Natal-San Miguel
    • Richard Renaldi
    • Kathy Ryan
    • Robin Schwartz
    • Arthur Tress
    • Rebecca Norris Webb and Alex Webb
    • Shen Wei


    • Underwriters
    • Judy and Leonard Lauder
    • Leader Committee
    • Susan Barrett, Barrett Barrera Projects
    • Elizabeth* and William Kahane
    • Cathy M. Kaplan* and Renwick D. Martin
    • Lisa Rosenblum*
    • Thomas R. Schiff*
    • Gala Committee
    • Joe Baio and Anne Griffin
    • Peter Barbur* and Tim Doody
    • Maria Love Brisbane
    • Allan Chapin* and Anna Rachminov
    • Sb Cooper* and R. L. Besson
    • Richard Edwards and Kevin Ramnaraine
    • Fine Art Frameworks
    • Foto-Care Ltd.
    • Gladstone Gallery
    • Elaine Goldman* and John Benis
    • Sondra Gilman Gonzalez-Falla and
    • Celso Gonzalez-Falla*
    • Agnes Gund
    • Hermès of Paris
    • Darius Himes, Christie’s
    • Michael Hoeh*
    • Elizabeth R. Kabler
    • Hemant Kanakia* and Sonalde Desai
    • Darlene Kaplan and Steve Zuckerman
    • LaVon Kellner
    • Christopher and Alida Latham
    • Bonnie Lautenberg
    • Raymond Learsy
    • Mark and Elizabeth Levine
    • Marina and Andrew* Lewin
    • Anne Stark Locher* and Kurt Locher
    • Nion McEvoy*
    • Sarah McNear* and Ian Wardropper
    • Jessica Nagle* and Roland Hartley-Urquhart
    • Philip C. Ollila, Ingram Content Group
    • Missy* and Jim O’Shaughnessy
    • Melissa Schiff Soros
    • Severn Taylor* and Scott Switzer
    • Willard Taylor* and Virginia Davies
    • Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee
    • Casey and Lauren Weyand
    • Yancey Richardson Gallery
    • *Aperture trustee
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