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ACFNY RECOMMENDED | LUNCHEON

ACFNY RECOMMENDED | LUNCHEON

INAUGURAL AFF CULTURAL EXCHANGE AWARD LUNCHEON

MONDAY MAY 01, 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

The Board of the AAF wishes to expand the cultural portfolio and is hosting a luncheon honoring Sabine Haag, director of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and Philippe de Montebello, chairman of the Hispanic Society of America and former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, introduced by Ambassador Ronald Lauder, to launch this new initiative. Both honorees have significantly impacted the cultural lives of their cities and enjoy an international reputation.

Proceeds of the benefit lunch will be applied to start a new “Young Curators Exchange Program” in 2017/2018, under which each honoree will select a young curator to spend a month at an institution in Austria and the U.S. respectively.  

Tickets: $400 per person - only few remaining tickets available

ABOUT AFF

Founded in 1984, The American Austrian Foundation’s mission is to foster exchanges between the United States and Austria in education, science, media and the arts. AAF’s very successful medical program has trained over 20,000 physicians from transition countries in the Foundation’s conference center at Schloss Arenberg in Salzburg over the past two decades.

Since  inception,  the Foundation has also supported annual cultural and educational initiatives such as :
1. Young Conductors Program: two young U.S. conductors spend four weeks at the Salzburg Music Festival, attending concert and opera rehearsals of famous conductors with the world's best orchestras.
2. Young Artists Program: Four young U.S. trained artists attend the Salzburg Summer Academy, which was founded by Oskar Kokoschka, for four to six weeks.
3. Arenberg Opera Camps for Children and Young Adults: a group of up to 30 youngsters spends one week at Schloss Arenberg where they are coached by members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and a team of music educators. At the end of the week they perform their own abridged version of the opera they have studied. 

For more information about the AFF click >>here

VENUE
Metropolitan Club
1 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022,New Y, James Room