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Tate Americas Foundation (most recently known as American Patrons of Tate), an independent charity based in New York to raise support for Tate, will host the third Artists Dinner fundraising gala in New York on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Skylight at Moynihan Station. The Artists Dinner, which is sponsored by Dior, will honor over thirty artists from the Americas who are represented in the Tate’s permanent collection. Honorary chairs of the evening are Glenda Bailey and Sarah Jessica Parker. The evening is being chaired under the dynamic leadership of five co-chairs who are each major forces for the arts and culture in communities across the country: Estrellita Brodsky (New York), Kira Flanzraich (Miami), Pamela Joyner (San Francisco), Amy Phelan (Aspen / New York), and Christen Wilson (Dallas).

Richard Hamilton, Director, Tate Americas Foundation, says, “The Artists Dinner has been entirely underwritten thanks to the generosity of Dior and our co-chairs. This will enable the Tate Americas Foundation to make further important acquisitions of art from the Americas to benefit Tate.”

Artist Honorees
The evening will celebrate artists from North and South America, including Marina Abramovic, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Alexander Apostol, Alexandre Arrechea, Tania Bruguera, Nathan Carter, James Casebere, Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodriguez of Los Carpinteros, Vija Celmins, Bruce Davidson, Sam Gilliam, Wade Guyton, Barkley Hendricks, Jenny Holzer, Roni Horn, Emilia and Ilya Kabakov, Alex Katz, Guillermo Kuitca, Suzanne Lacy, Glenn Ligon, Sharon Lockhart, Paul McCarthy, Julie Mehretu, Vik Muniz, Bruce Nauman and Susan Rothenberg, Ernesto Neto, Damien Ortega, Tony Oursler, Elizabeth Peyton, Richard Phillips, RH Quaytman, Taryn Simon, Lorna Simpson, Frances Stark, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Charline von Heyl, and Lawrence Weiner.

For the first time, the Artists Dinner will include a live auction of items generously donated by Tate supporters. The event will also be followed for the first time by a ticketed after-party for the next generation of Tate supporters with cocktails, dancing and a DJ set by artist Jim Lambie.

For ticketing information, please call Leah Johnston at MF Productions on 212 243 7300.

About Tate Americas Foundation:

Tate Americas Foundation an independent charity based in New York to raise support for Tate from individuals, foundations, and corporations in the Americas. The charity was founded in 1987 when Sir Edwin and Lady Manton created the American Fund for the Tate Gallery, a restricted endowment to acquire works of art from North and South America for presentation to Tate. The organization, previously known as American Patrons of Tate, was renamed in early 2013 to reflect the organizations evolving role and expanding geographical base of support. Since 1999, the charity has raised over $100 million in cash and art donations.

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