Please join the Museum of the City of New York for the 2016 Spring Symposium & Luncheon on Wednesday, June 1st from 11:00am – 2:00pm.

At the Museum of the City of New York, it is our charge to celebrate New Yorkers who have made a lasting impact on the cultural landscape of this great city. The Spring Symposium & Luncheon, a beloved annual tradition for more than two decades, will take place on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, when the City of Design Award will be presented to acclaimed designers Jacques Grange and Ralph Pucci. Inaugurated last year and presented to Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, the City of Design Award recognizes those who have made New York the design capital of the world and who inspire future generations of designers to bring their talents to our great city.

Celebrated for merging the modern with the traditional, Mr. Grange is acclaimed for his New York interiors that include the private homes of notable New Yorkers Ronald Lauder and Valentino, The Mark Hotel, and Paloma Picasso’s showroom. Mr. Grange’s equally distinguished international clientele include Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, HRH The Princess of Hanover, Alain Ducasse, François Pinault, and Robert Agostinelli.

Ralph Pucci is considered the “best-of-the-best” in the fields of mannequins, lighting, furniture and art. In 2015, The Museum of Arts and Design recognized his work with Ralph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin. Pucci won the 2009 Markopoulos Award, the Visual Merchandising Industry’s highest honor.

Mr. Grange will speak at the Symposium on his work and creative process, joined in conversation by Mr. Ralph Pucci. Past Symposium speakers have include Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, Gloria Vanderbilt, Jamie Drake, Peter Pennoyer, Miles Redd, Bunny Williams, William T. Georgis, and Alexia Hampton.

Schedule of Events

11:00 am: Champagne Reception at New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
12:00 noon: Program at the New York Academy of Medicine
1:00 pm: Luncheon at the Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

Tables and Premium Tickets

Platinum Angel: $25,000
A table for ten with principal seating, an invitation to a kick-off cocktail party at the home of trustee and co-chair Sylvia Hemingway, a tour of the Museum’s costume collection with Phyllis Magidson, the Elizabeth Farran Tozer Curator of Costumes and Textiles, a book autographed by Mr. Grange, the speaker, a curator-led private tour of an exhibition of your choice for up to 10 guests, and prominent listing in the program. You will also receive a complimentary Alexander Hamilton Circle membership for one year.

Golden Angel: $10,000
A table for ten with prime seating, an invitation to a kick-off cocktail party at the home of trustee and co-chair Sylvia Hemingway, a tour of the Museum’s costume collection with Phyllis Magidson, a book autographed by the speaker, and prominent listing in the program. You will also receive a complimentary Fellow membership for one year.

Angel: $5,000
A table for ten with premium seating, an invitation to a kick-off cocktail party at the home of trustee and co-chair Sylvia Hemingway, a tour of the Museum’s costume collection with Phyllis Magidson, a book autographed by the speaker, and prominent listing in the program. You will also receive a complimentary Sustainer membership for one year.

Leader: $2,500
A ticket with preferred seating, a tour of the Museum’s costume collection with Phyllis Magidson, and prominent listing in the program.

Benefactor: $1,500
A ticket with special seating, a tour of the Museum’s costume collection with Phyllis Magidson, and prominent listing in the program.

Sponsor: $1,000 per ticket
A ticket with reserved seating, and listing in the program.

Friend: $450 per ticket

Register

For information or questions about the Symposium & Luncheon please contact Claude Barilleaux, Director of Special Events, at cbarilleaux@mcny.org or by calling 917-492-3326.

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Honorary Chair
Elizabeth Farran Tozer

Co-Chairs
Elizabeth Belfer
Michael Bruno
Mark Ferguson
Deban Flexner
Leslie Godridge
Elizabeth Graziolo
Sylvia Hemingway
Laura Lofaro Freeman
Elizabeth R. Miller
Tracey Pontarelli
Kathy Prounis
Oscar Shamamian
Ann Spence
Katie Tozer
Monica Voldstad