2013 National Arts Awards
| Monday, October 21, 2013 6:30 p.m.
Cipriani 42nd Street
New York City
A Celebration of National Leadership in the Arts
Every October, Americans for the Arts leads the country as we celebrate our cultural riches through National Arts and Humanities Month. The Americans for the Arts National Arts Awards serves as the focal point for these nationwide celebrations. Americans for the Arts Board Member Maria Bell will once again serve as chair of this extraordinary event.
The National Arts Awards represents a unique opportunity for 500 of the world's top artists and philanthropic and corporate leaders to come together annually to recognize and celebrate the achievements of individuals and corporations who have exhibited outstanding leadership in the visual and performing arts, arts education, and philanthropy. View our full list of past honorees.
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The 2013 National Arts Awards, held on Monday, October 21, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, raised more than $800,000 in support of the arts and arts education. Hosted during National Arts and Humanities month, the black-tie event was chaired for the ninth consecutive year by Maria Bell alongside co‐chairs Sarah Arison, Edythe and Eli Broad, Theodor Dalenson, Americans for the Arts Board member, and his wife Isabella Dalenson, as well as Julie and Edward J. Minskoff, and Carolyn Powers.
More than 350 of the nation’s top opinion leaders from the communities of art, culture, business and philanthropy, gathered to recognize the importance of the arts nationwide, and to pay tribute to the six honorees:
John and Mary Pappajohn
Eli and Edythe Broad Award for Philanthropy in the Arts
Isabella and Theodor Dalenson Lifetime Achievement Award
Outstanding Contributions to the Arts
Arts Education Award
Bell Family Foundation Young Artist Award
The evening began with an elegant cocktail hour featuring art work by renowned visual artist Will Cotton.
Dinner featured a 3‐course meal as well as presentations of the awards, video tributes to the honorees, and a musical performance by National YoungArts Foundation alumni led by musical director Kate Davis.
Director of The Museum of Modern Art Glenn Lowry presented the Outstanding Contributions to the Arts Award to Joel Shapiro, followed by the presentation of the Arts Education Award to Alberto Carvalho by Sarah Arison, president of the Arison Arts Foundation. Jeff Fleming, director of the Des Moines Art Center, paid tribute to John and Mary Pappajohn as the recipients of the Eli and Edythe Broad Award for Philanthropy in the Arts Award. Film director Kelly Reichardt honored Dakota Fanning with the Bell Family Foundation Young Artist Award, and Grammy Award‐winning blues musician and National Medal of Arts honoree Buddy Guy presented B.B. King with the Isabella and Theodor Dalenson Lifetime Achievement Award.
More than 350 guests and cultural leaders attended, including:
Visual Artists: Sante D’Orazio, Todd Eberle, Susan Meiselas, Ellen Phelan, and Walter Robinson, Hunt Slonem, Frank Stella and Christopher Wool; Film Industry Directors and Producers: Georgia Archer, Rachel Boynton, Jon Brewer, Natalie Difford, Anthony Dominici, Ethan McSweeney, Rick Rosenthal, Anish Savjani and Steve Shainberg; Actors: Nancy Anderson and Philip Dalenson; Writers: Jean Korelitz and Paul Muldoon; Business/Philanthropy: Sam Bonnier, Craig and Deborah Cogut, Dorothy Berwin and Dominique Levy, and Edward J. and Julie Minskoff; Dancers: Graham Lustig and Yvonne Marceau; Theatre Director Abel López; National Arts Leaders: Paul Lehr, Virginia McEnerney andTom Cochran; Interior Designer Anna-Johanna Bonnier; Musicians: Antony Genn; and Collectors, Dealers, and Art World Luminaries: Douglas Baxter, Ted and Isabella Dalenson, Jeffrey Deitch, Richard Edwards, Justine Koons, Phillipe Vergne, Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy, and Al and Gail Engelberg.
Guests walked away from the evening with individually boxed Sprinkles cupcakes topped with the Americans for the Arts logo.
The 2013 National Arts Awards were sponsored by:
The Bell Family Foundation
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
Isabella and Theodor Dalenson
The Herb Alpert Foundation
Julie and Edward J. Minskoff