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Trustees of the Tate Americas Foundation recently agreed to make a $2 million grant to Tate. This grant is made using funds raised by our supporters and will support a variety of projects at Tate including capital programs, acquisitions, exhibitions and scholarship.
Please join us at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in New York on Wednesday September 21 for cocktails to celebrate the exhibition that opens at Tate Modern this December. We are delighted that Achim Borchardt-Hume, Director of Exhibitions at Tate Modern, will be present. Please email Daniel Schaeffer for further information firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited and will be offered first come first served.
In honor of the forthcoming opening of the New Tate Modern this month, the Tate Americas Foundation has decided to gift a group of over 100 art works to Tate that it has acquired over the last 15 years thanks either to private gifts or acquisitions using fundraised. The works include a video by Francis Alys, photographs by Harry Callahan, important paintings by Mark Grotjahn and Mark Bradford, and groups of works by Nam June Paik and Louise Bourgeois. Thank you to the all the donors who made this gift possible.
The fourth triennial Artists Dinner on May 3 raised $1million allowing the Tate Americas Foundation to continue its strong legacy of expanding and diversifying the Tate’s collection through the acquisition of works by artists of the Americas. Sponsored by Oscar de la Renta, LLC and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA. Major patrons, collectors, other artists, museum directors, and gallerists joined more than more than forty artists from the Americas whose works are represented in the Tate’s permanent collection: Lynda Benglis, Walead Beshty, Carol Bove, Andrea Bowers, Mark Bradford, Cecily Brown, George Condo, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Alexandre da Cunha, Moyra Davey, Leonardo Drew, Mitch Epstein, Ellen Gallagher, Theaster Gates, Sam Gilliam, Nan Goldin, Beatriz González, Paul Graham, Rodney Graham, Guerrilla Girls (Frida Kahlo and Kathe Kollwitz), Tamar Guimarães, Neil Jenney, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Jac Leirner, Glenn Ligon, Christian Marclay, Helen and Brice Marden, Teresa Margolles, Kerry James Marshall, Josiah McElheny, Julie Mehretu, Bruce Nauman, Susan Rothenberg, Gabriel Orozco, Laura Owens, Miguel Angel Rojas, Mark Ruwedel, Joan Semmel, Stephen Shore, Amie Siegel, Lorna Simpson, Melanie Smith, Michael Snow, Valeska Soares, Frances Stark, Carrie Mae Weems, James Welling, Judi Werthein, Jack Whitten, and David Zink Yi.
Tate Americas Foundation Hosts Fourth Artists Dinner in New York on May 3, 2016 celebrating Over Forty Artists and the Opening of the New Tate Modern2 March 2016
Our fourth Artists Dinner fundraising gala will be in New York on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the IAC Building. The Artists Dinner, which is sponsored by Oscar de la Renta and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, will honor over forty artists from the Americas who are represented in the Tate’s permanent collection. The event will celebrate the opening of the new extended and re-hung Tate Modern in June 2016, one of the most exciting developments in the art world within the last decade. Seven co-chairs, each a major force for the arts in communities across the Americas, will lend their dynamic leadership to the evening. This year’s co-chairs are Estrellita Brodsky (New York), Kira Flanzraich (Miami), Pamela Joyner (San Francisco), Komal Shah (San Francisco), Robert Sobey (Stellarton, Canada), Christen Wilson (Dallas), and Juan Yarur Torres (Santiago, Chile).
The evening will celebrate artists from North and South America, including Lynda Benglis, Carol Bove, Andrea Bowers, Mark Bradford, Cecily Brown, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Alexandre Da Cuhna, Moyra Davey, Leonardo Drew, Mitch Epstein, Ellen Gallagher, Theaster Gates, Sam Gilliam, Nan Goldin, Beatriz Gonzalez, Paul Graham, Rodney Graham, Guerilla Girls (Frida Kahlo and Kathe Kollwitz), Tamar Guimarães, Neil Jenney, Jac Leirner, Glenn Ligon, Christian Marclay, Helen and Brice Marden, Teresa Margolles, Kerry James Marshall, Josiah McElheny, Julie Mehretu, Óscar Muñoz, Bruce Nauman and Susan Rothenberg, Mark Ruwedel, Gabriel Orozco, Laura Owens, Miguel Angel Rojas, Stephen Shore, Amie Siegel, Lorna Simpson, Melanie Smith, Michael Snow, Valeska Soares, Frances Stark, Jeff Wall, Carrie Mae Weems, Lawrence Weiner, James Welling, Judi Werthein, Jack Whitten, and David Zink Yi
The evening will begin with cocktails, followed by a seated dinner and a live auction of items generously donated by Tate supporters and hosted by auctioneer Oliver Barker, Deputy Chairman, Europe; Senior Art Specialist, Sotheby’s.
For information on purchasing tables and tickets, please call Daniel Schaeffer on 212 643 2818.
We recently made a $5.3 million grant to Tate to support a wide variety of projects including exhibitions, scholarship and the New Tate Modern. Thank you to everyone who made this significant grant possible.
At their meeting in May, the board of Trustees of the Tate Americas Foundation voted to gift a group of works of art that it has owned as the result or gift or purchase. The works included an oil painting and group of drawings by George Condo, a painting by Barkley Hendricks, an important installation by Gordon Matta-Clark, two works by Rudolf Stingel amoungst others. The book value of $2 million for these works does not reflect the increase in value of the works since acquisitions, making this a significant gift to Tate.
The annual meeting of the committee took place in late March with 45 people traveled to Los Angeles for an intensive four day program. The trip focused on visits to artist’s studios which included Ryan Trecartin, Alex Israel, Mark Bradford, Sterling Ruby, Elliott Hundley, Laura Owens, Walead Beshty, Frances Stark, Silke Otto Knapp, Lari Pittman, Jordan Wolfson and Thomas Demand. Special thanks to Larry Gagosian, Eugenio Lopez, David Kordansky, Hauser, Wirth & Schimmel, Shaun Regen and Carol and David Appel for hosting events. The committee now has 50 members and there is a waiting list to join.
We are delighted to announce that Marjorie Susman has agreed to join the Board of the Tate Americas Foundation. Marjorie recently returned from four years in London, where her husband, Louis, was American Ambassador. Together they showcased great American modern and contemporary art the Ambassador’s residence, Winfield House, as part of the Art in Embassies exhibition program. During her time in London, Marjorie was instrumental in creating a series of lectures at Tate Modern, The American Artist Lecture Series. Marjorie sits on the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and FAPE (Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies).