2022 Symposium & Luncheon

When: Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 11:00am
2022 Symposium & Luncheon

This event was originally on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 and has been rescheduled to Tuesday, December 6, 2022.

The second annual Symposium & Luncheon will feature a champagne reception, a look inside some of New York’s greatest apartments, and a luncheon. Stellene Volandes, along with design experts and authors Maria Hummer-Tuttle, Stewart MangerRichard Mishaan, and Alex Papachristidis, will take a deep dive into answering the question “How to be an interior designer in NYC?”.

Sponsored by Fiduciary Trust International.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

11:00 a.m.   Champagne Reception and Book Signing
12:00 p.m.  •  Symposium
1:00 p.m.    Luncheon

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street



Underwriter Table   $10,000 per table
   •  Ten (10) tickets for the Symposium with premium table placement for lunch
   •  25% off book purchases for table purchaser and guests
   •  Prominent listing in the program  
   •  A complimentary Starlight Circle membership for one year for table purchaser

Benefactor Table   $5,000 per table
   •  Ten (10) tickets for the Symposium with preferred table placement for lunch
   •  10% off book purchases for table purchaser and guests 

   •  Prominent listing in the program  
   •  A complimentary DeWitt Clinton Circle membership for one year for table purchaser

Partner Ticket   $2,500 per ticket
   •  One (1) ticket for the Symposium with preferred seating for lunch
   •  25% off book purchases for ticket purchaser
   •  Prominent listing in the program  
   •  A complimentary Museum Fellow membership for one year

Patron Ticket   $1,000 per ticket
   •  One (1) ticket for the Symposium with reserved seating for lunch
   •  10% off book purchases for ticket purchaser

   •  Listing in the program  

Associate Ticket**   $500 per ticket
   •  One (1) ticket for the Symposium with seating for lunch
   •  Listing in the program

Junior Ticket**   $250 per ticket
   •  One (1) ticket for the Symposium with seating for lunch

   •  Listing in the program


**Associate and Junior Level Tickets may receive simulcast viewing of the Symposium from the Frederick A. O. Schwarz Classroom if ticket sales exceed the capacity of the Museum’s Ronay Menschel Hall.


Stellene Volandes

Editor-in-Chief of Town & Country

Editorial Director of Elle Decor

Stellene Volandes is the Editor-in-Chief of Town & Country and the Editorial Director of Elle Decor. She is the author of Jeweler: Masters, Mavericks, and Visionaries of Modern Design (2016) and Jewels That Made History (2020). Before her appointment at Town & Country, Volandes had been style director at the magazine since March 2012, shaping the fashion and society features each month in a role that gave her a significant hand in developing the magazine’s journalistic range and stable of contributors. Prior to being named style director, she served as jewelry accessories director since April 2011. Previously to that, Volandes was style editor for Departures magazine, where she assigned and edited all fashion and jewelry features, having held increasingly senior roles since 2003. Volandes is a graduate of Vassar College, with a Master’s degree in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University.

Maria Hummer-Tuttle Headshot


Maria Hummer-Tuttle practiced law in a distinguished law firm for more than 25 years. She was Chair of the Board of Trustees of the J. Paul Getty Trust and serves on the board of a number of charitable and civic organizations. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is the co-author of Winfield House, written while her husband was American ambassador to the UK. She lives in Los Angeles. 

There's No Place Like Home Stewart Manger Headshot
Photo by Francesco Lagnese

Interior Designe

Stewart Manger is a New York based interior designer who, over the course of 20 years, has worked in some of the most celebrated design offices in the United States such as David Easton, Bunny Williams, and David Kleinberg. He graduated from Trinity College in Connecticut and subsequently worked at Sotheby’s Auctioneer in London. Stewart Manger Design offers a full-range of design services and works collaboratively with residential architectural firms such as Ferguson and Shamamian, John B. Murray, and Douglas Wright. Stewart has designed residences in Paris, London, Scotland, Antigua as well as Palm Beach, the Hamptons, Newport, Maine, and Virginia. He strives to create interiors that are both stylish and comfortable and reflect his client’s needs for a modern lifestyle. 

Richard Mishaan Headshot
Photo by DSC

Principal/Owner of Richard Mishaan Design

Born in Colombia, Richard Mishaan attended Columbia University School of Architecture and began his career apprenticing for Philip Johnson. His firm, Richard Mishaan Design, has been creating interiors for residential, hospitality, and commercial clients for 30 years. He designs furniture for Theodore Alexander and lighting for Visual Comfort. His work has been featured in numerous design publications and is the subject of his three books, Modern Luxury, Artfully Modern: Interiors, and Architecture and Interiors.

Alex Papachristidis Headshot
Photo by Donna Newman

Principal/Owner of Alex Papachristidis Interiors

Alex Papachristidis founded Manhattan-based Alex Papachristidis Interiors in 1987. Since then, he has established himself as one of the foremost tastemakers in the design world—named to Architectural Digest’s AD100 and lauded for his tabletop business, Everyday Elegance, with partner Lisa McCarthy. His work has been published in such shelter publications as Architectural Digest, Veranda, and Elle Decor, and in his two Rizzoli books, The Age of Elegance and The Elegant Life


Known to many as the “city of dreams,” New York City attracts millions of people who are looking to make it in their respective industries. The Fall Symposium looks at the grit and determination it takes to succeed in the capital of the world by looking at a different industry each year and setting out to answer “How to Be a ____ in NYC?”

Isaac Mizrahi • Clint Ramos • Alex Vadukul

Sponsored by

Fiduciary Trust International


   ● Jackie Zirman, Director of Special Events, at jzirman@mcny.org or 917.492.3414
   ● Samantha Fleck, Associate Director of Special Events, at sfleck@mcny.org or 917.492.3443


All sales are final; refunds are not permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change. The Museum of the City of New York reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

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