David Rockefeller Jr.,
Bronfman, Camille Cosby, Glenn Lowry, Agnes Gund,
Stuart Lewis. Photograph
by Keith Smith. © The Museum of Modern Art,
Benefit Honors Agnes Gund and David
Rockefeller, Jr., Co-Founders of MoMA's
Friends of Education, And Trustees of
Live Jazz Performance by Roy Haynes, Bob
Cranshaw, Jeremy Pelt, With Special
Jazz Interlude: Honoring Agnes Gund and
David Rockefeller, Jr.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street (between Fifth and
Members of the press who wish to cover
the event will be admitted for the
cocktail reception from 6:30 to 7:30
p.m. and must request access in advance.
Cocktail reception: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Jazz Performance: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Black-tie Dinner: 8:30-11:00 p.m.
The Museum of Modern Art presents Jazz
Interlude, an elegant evening hosted by
The Friends of Education, a Museum
affiliate group devoted to encouraging
greater appreciation of art made by
African Americans and the participation
of African Americans at MoMA. The event
is chaired by Sherry B. Bronfman.
Proceeds from Jazz Interlude benefit The
Friends of Education Fund.
The evening includes a cocktail
reception, followed by a jazz
performance and a black-tie dinner. The
one-hour jazz performance, produced by
George T. Wein, features Roy Haynes, Bob
Cranshaw, Jeremy Pelt, with special
This year, Jazz Interlude honors Agnes
Gund and David Rockefeller, Jr.
Agnes Gund is President Emerita of The
Museum of Modern Art and Chairman of its
International Council. She joined
MoMA's Board in 1976 and served as
President from 1991 until 2002. David
Rockefeller, Jr. is a director and
former chairman of Rockefeller & Co. and
has been an active participant in the
non-profit arena, especially in the
areas of environment, philanthropy,
arts, and public education. Mr.
Rockefeller is a trustee of The Museum
of Modern Art, the Asian Cultural
Council, and a fellow of the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Since the last Jazz Interlude held in
2006, the group has provided extensive
support to a number of exhibitions at
MoMA, including Jazz Score (2008),
Martin Puryear (2007), and Comic
Abstraction: Image Breaking,
Image-Making (2007) and helped acquire
David Hammons, Untitled (Rock Head) for
the Museum's permanent collection. The
group has also provided contributions to
the Exhibition Fund in honor of Peter
Norton and Gwen Adams at P.S.1
Contemporary Art Center.
Past Jazz Interludes have honored Dr.
Camille O. Cosby (2006), Dorothy Cullman
(2004), and George Wein (2001), with a
performance by Wynton Marsalis in 1998.
Décor is by Zéze Flowers.
Catering is by Glorious Food.
Belvedere, Veuve Cliquot, and other
wines and spirits compliments of Moët
Special thanks to Sandy Starkman and
MAKE UP FOR EVER.
Benefit Chairman: Sherry B. Bronfman
Camille O. and William J. Cosby, Jr.
Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman
Kathy and Richard S. Fuld. Jr.
Catherine Gund and Bruce Morrow
Gwendolyn and Noel Hankin
LaTanya R. and Samuel L. Jackson
Marie-Josee and Henry Kravis
Nancy L. Lane
Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder
Stuart W. Lewis and Cordia Beverley
Susan and Glenn D. Lowry
Robert B. Menschel
Peter and Gwen Norton
Richard and Laura Parsons
Marquita-Pool-Eckert and Knut Eckert
Senator John D. Rockefeller IV and
Anna Deavere Smith
Jerry I Speyer and Katherine G. Farley
· $50,000 Leadership table(s) of
· $25,000 Benefactor table(s) of ten
· $15,000 Patron table(s) of ten
· $1,500 per person Supporter
· $1,000 per person Contributor
For tickets, the public may call MoMA's
Department of Special Programming and
Events at 212/708-9680 or e-mail
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