The Bronx Museum of the Arts will hold its annual benefit on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 6:30pm at Capitale, 130 Bowery on the Lower East Side.
Please join us as we celebrate among friends and dine while you support the Bronx Museum. All proceeds enable the Museum to continue offering free public programs, Free Admission, internationally recognized exhibitions, and arts education programs to over 16,000 youths and 100,000 local and international visitors each year.
Receiving the Art and Social Justice Award: Henry & Kathleen Chalfant
Henry is regarded as the definitive documentarian of street art and Kathleen as a renowned Tony Award nominated actress and social justice activist.
Receiving the Visionaries Award: Daniel “Desus” Baker and Joel “Mero” Martinez
The Visionaries Award is in recognition of Desus Nice & The Kid Mero (aka: The Bodega Boys) witty and insightful commentary on pop culture and their steadfast pride and support of the Bronx, which among their tremendous accomplishments has changed the face of late night television.
Receiving the Trailblazer Award: Diana Al-Hadid & Jon Lott
Diana Al-Hadid is alumnae of the Bronx Museum’s AIM program whose sculptures and large-scale installations are a fusion of historical, architectural, and natural elements. Jon Lott, principal of PARA, works on projects of varying scales and media guided by the specific needs and curiosities of diverse clientele.
Receiving the Vanguard Award: US Congressman Jose E. Serrano and NYS Senator Jose M. Serrano
Congressman Jose E. Serrano is the longest-serving Hispanic-American in the House of Representatives and has been a steadfast supporter and champion for residents of the Bronx.
Senator Jose M. Serrano as a decades-long advocate for improving arts education and expanding access to arts and culture in our state.
Entertainment includes Master of Ceremonies, Larry Ossei-Mensah, curator and Co-Founder of ARTNOIR, Bronx-born Maluca, who you may have seen at our BxMA Ball this past fall and New York based Young Paris who you may recognize from his hit single, African Vogue. Additionally, guests will be able to experience an immersive installation created by AIM Alumnae, Lucia Hierro.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Claudette McQueen at Gala@bronxmuseum.org or 718-681-6000 x 174.