Art Auction & Cocktail Party

Wednesday, Nov 14, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
At CMA, 103 Charlton Street, New York
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Derrick Adams
Trinity Church Wall Street

Children’s Museum of the Arts’ Art Auction & Cocktail Party returns this year for a dazzling night on Wednesday, November 14. The museum will be transformed into an elegant venue featuring 100 contemporary art works donated by artists specially chosen by guest curators. Join us for a VIP evening celebrating the individuals, artists, and supporters who have made CMA the premier children’s museum in the city over the last 30 years. A silent auction runs throughout the evening, with all proceeds benefiting CMA.

World-renowned honoree, JR, will be bringing his Inside-Out Photo Truck to our Art Auction & Cocktail Party! A limited number of portrait slots will be available to those purchasing an Art Auction ticket package at the $5,000 level and up. The truck will be available during the VIP Hour from 6:30-7:30 PM.

The evening will also feature hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, music by Carlos Jadraque, digital portraits by Drawn Together, and a special performance from Ajna Dance Company.

All proceeds support CMA’s free Community Programs, which bring high-quality arts education to vulnerable children throughout New York City.

Tickets on sale now!

Bidding is now live on Artsy!


Artist Co-Chairs
Renate Aller
Rico Gatson
Gail LeBoff

Elizabeth Fearon Pepperman* & Richard Pepperman
Liselotte* & Robin Vince

Goldman Sachs Gives

Anna* & Dean Backer
Marissa* & Shane McMahon
Elizabeth Fearon Pepperman* & Richard Pepperman
Rockefeller Group
Allison* & Paul Russo
Liselotte* & Robin Vince

565 Broome Soho
Melinda* & Tony Cheng
Fredrica & Michael Ford
Cynthia Wainwright* & Stephen Berger
Maxine & Phil Armstrong

William Floyd* & Jeremy Berman
Morrison Foerster
Sabrina* & Michael Rudin
Elissa Levy & Adam Ames
Alice & Benjamin Reiter
Rosemary* & Michael Ryan
Lisa Wolman

Hillary Blumberg & Alex Ginsburg
Laurie Harris* & Bill Brennan
Steven Holley & John Hamilton
West Chin Architects
Gail LeBoff
Mickalene Thomas*

Laura & Kenneth Berk
Sharon & Richard Hurowitz
Rhiannon Kubicka
Sekka Scher & Steven Williams
Lindsay A. Hardie
James Cottrell & Joseph Levitt

Katelijne de Backer*

Liz & Chris Apgar
Marnie Berk
Marika & Steve Condos
Coral Ard Dawson
Mary Gail Doerhoefer
Michael De Feo
Laura Fucci
Lisa Garrison
Tracy Richelle High
Katie Heimbold & Pete Francis
Jacqueline Hulburd
Ydania Lopez
Jessica & James Masella
Cindy McBennett & Geoff Cook*
Roswitha Mueller
Mindy Nam
Marie Nyquist
John Pantalena
Charles Radcliffe
Sally Rigg
Julie & Paul Rudd
Yvonne Force Villareal & Leo Villareal
Michael Wiles


Koan Jeff Baysa
Terri Chiao & Adam Frezza
Natalie Kates
Bernard Lumpkin
Ché Morales
Steven Perelman*
Amanda Uribe


Brooklyn Cloth
Gooey Cakes
Union Grove Distillery


* Board of Trustees Member

Event Details

VIP Reception

6:30 – 7:30 PM

Cocktail Party and Silent Auction

7:30 – 9:30 PM

All proceeds from artwork sold at the auction support CMA’s free Community Programs, which bring high-quality arts education to vulnerable children throughout New York City. These programs serve children on the autism spectrum, those with physical disabilities, children living in transitional housing, children attending Title 1 schools, and families in the NYC child welfare system. Last year, CMA served approximately 138,000 children and family members, with 42,000 receiving free service through our Community Programs. Your contribution directly supports CMA’s ability to provide families with access to these vital resources free of charge.

We invite our supporters to buy an ad in the Art Auction Program. To buy an ad or become a sponsor, contact Kara Matthews at

See photos from last year’s Art Auction here.