The New York Academy of Art has announced their annual Tribeca Ball will honor art collector and publishing entrepreneur Peter M. Brant this year on Monday, April 13th. Presented by Van Cleef & Arpels, the evening shines a light on the emerging artists of the Academy with proceeds supporting scholarships and public programing.
Inspired by Van Cleef & Arpels’ current collection, this year’s décor will bring the French fairy tale Peau d’Âne to life for an enchanting evening of art, cocktails and dinner. The Academy’s six floors will reflect a ‘Once Upon a Time’ theme where guests become the main characters. Guests will be treated to a special menu prepared by Gotham Bar & Grill’s Alfred Portale with dancing to follow.
Van Cleef & Arpels was founded in Paris’ Place Vendôme in 1906, following Alfred Van Cleef’s marriage to Estelle Arpels in 1895. The Maison’s commitment to education is embodied by its creation of “L’ECOLE.” Unveiled in 2012 in Place Vendôme, L’ECOLE is the first school to shed light on the hidden worlds of jewelry and watchmaking to the public. It is a nomadic school and will be coming to New York in 2015.
Watch a video of highlights from the Tribeca Ball 2014: