New York Gala

Graphic design element simulating an opening envelope; the full text reads: New York Gala, Save the Date, Thursday, November 2, 2023, 6:30 PM ET, The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street, New York City, Slobodan Randjelovic, Gala Chair, H. E. Mariangela Zappia, Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Honorary Chair, American Academy in Rome, Honoring Agnes Fund, Sir Isaac Julien, 2016 Resident, Mark Robbins, Former President, 1997 Fellow,

2023 New York Gala

Join us at the American Academy in Rome 
2023 New York Gala 
Thursday, November 2 
Cocktails at 6:30pm, dinner at 8:00pm 
The Altman Building

Slobodan Randjelović, Gala Chair
H. E. Mariangela Zappia Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Honorary Chair

Tickets and tables are now on sale!

The honorees this year are:

  • Agnes Gund, philanthropist, art collector, and social-justice advocate
  • Sir Isaac Julien, filmmaker, installation artist, and 2016 Resident
  • Mark Robbins, former President of the American Academy in Rome and 1997 Fellow

The evening will feature live performances, a tribute to our extraordinary honorees, a silent and live auction, and dancing at the after party.

Proceeds support the Academy, which provides time and space for the world’s best thinkers, scholars, and artists to create and imagine the future.

Join the 2023 New York Gala Host Committee

Host Committee members receive recognition on the invitation and gala program. Benefits are listed here.

Gifts can be pledged now and fulfilled any time before December 31, 2023.

To join the Host Committee, please contact Eve Orenstein in Special Events at e.orenstein [at] or 212-751-7200, ext. 352, before August 18, 2023.

Past Galas

Learn more about past Academy benefits, including the McKim Medal Gala, the New York Gala, and the Cabarets.