DATE: April 12, 2008
The Gala Preview on the opening night of The AIPAD
Photography Show New York, presented by The Association of International
Photography Art Dealers was held on Wednesday, April 9 at the Park
©Patrick McMullan Photo - JOE SCHILDHORN/PatrickMcMullan.com
evening benefited the John Szarkowski Fund for photography acquisitions
at The Museum of Modern Art. John Szarkowski (1925-2007) was the
director of MoMA's Department of Photography from 1962 to 1991, and his
exhibitions, books, and other activities and programs greatly enriched
the understanding and appreciation of the art of photography.
[]MoMA's John Szarkowski Fund, an endowment to support photography
acquisitions, will help to ensure the growth and vitality of the
collection that he did so much to nurture.
The event raised $280,000 and was attended by over 700 guests. Co-chairs
were Jo Carole Lauder, Peter Norton, and Richard E. Salomon. Honorary
co-chairs were Agnes Gund, Marie-Josée Kravis, Robert B. Menschel, David
Rockefeller, and Jerry I. Speyer.