Autumn Dinner

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Benefit Chairman and Frick Trustee Michael Horvitz, Benefit Chairman Jane Horvitz, Honoree and Frick Trustee Sid Knafel, Benefit Committee Member Londa Weisman, Frick Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon, Frick Director Ian Wardropper, Sarah McNear, Benefit Committee Member and Frick Board of Trustee Chairman Margot Bogert, Benefit Chairman and Young Fellows Steering Committee Members Jennifer Wright and Amory McAndrew and Benefit Chairman Alexia Leuschen; photo: Aria Isadora/BFA.com

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Frick Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon, Benefit Committee Member Londa Weisman, Honoree and Frick Trustee Sidney R. Knafel, Frick Director Ian Wardropper, and Sarah McNear; photo: Christine A. Butler

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West Gallery Ambience; photo: Aria Isadora, BFA.com

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Honoree and Frick Trustee Sidney R. Knafel; photo: Christine A. Butler

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East Gallery Ambience; photo: Aria Isadora, BFA.com

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Benefit Committee Member and Frick Trustee Melinda M. Sullivan, Benefit Committee Member Paul Sullivan, and Anne Sidamon-Eristoff; photo: Christine A. Butler

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Candace Beinecke, Lorraine Ferguson, and Adam D. Weinberg, Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art; photo: Christine A. Butler

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HRH Princess Alexandra of Greece and Amir Khamneipur; photo: Aria Isadora/BFA.com

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Helena Martinez and Hubert Bush; photo: Aria Isadora/BFA.com

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Sarah McNear, Frick Director Ian Wardropper, Benefit Chairman and Young Fellows Steering Committee Member Jennifer Wright and Frick Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon; photo: Christine A. Butler

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Matthew Evans, Peter Evans, Jen Evans, and Barbara R. Evans; photo: Christina A. Butler

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Shirin Christoffersen and Benefit Chairman Alexia Leuschen; photo: Aria Isadora/BFA.com

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Young Fellows Steering Committee Member Lucy J. Lang, Sean McAndrew and Benefit Chairman and Young Fellows Steering Committee Member Amory W. McAndrew; photo: Christine A. Butler

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Oscar Tang and Agnes Hsu-Tang; photo: Aria Isadora/BFA.com

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Benefit Committee Member and Frick Trustee Monika McLennan and Frick Director Ian Wardropper; photo: Christine A. Butler

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Christian K. Keesee and Larry Keigwin; photo: Aria Isadora/BFA.com

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Honoree and Frick Trustee Sidney R. Knafel and Benefit Committee Member Londa Weisman; photo: Christine A. Butler

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Benefit Committee Member Barbara Reibel, Benefit Committee Member and Frick Trustee James Reibel, and Kate Reibel; photo: Aria Isadora/BFA.com

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Anita Meltzer, Elaine Textor, Kimberly Textor, and Donald Textor; photo: Christine A. Butler

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On September 28, 2015 The Frick Collection hosted its annual Autumn Dinner. This year’s black-tie dinner honored Sidney R. Knafel, a generous friend and benefactor of The Frick Collection and numerous other arts and educational institutions throughout the United States.
 
A devoted patron of American educational institutions, Sidney R. Knafel is a trustee emeritus of both The Juilliard School and Wellesley College, where he was formerly vice chairman. Through the Knafel Family Foundation, his generosity has reached Rockefeller University, the Environmental Defense Fund, and Rogosin Institute, among many others. In 2013, Mr. Knafel joined the Board of Trustees of The Frick Collection, where he lends his invaluable expertise to the board’s executive, campaign, development, nominating, and architectural and long-range planning committees. He is an enthusiastic supporter of the museum’s special exhibitions and its decorative arts programs. A recent gift from Mr. Knafel made possible the Frick’s acquisition of an important sixteenth-century Saint-Porchaire ewer, newly attributed to Bernard Palissy. Mr. Knafel is a knowledgeable and dedicated collector. His remarkable collection of faïence is among the largest and most important in the world and his expertise—which he lends to the Frick’s Decorative Arts Fellows Committee—extends throughout the field.
 
Champagne for the Autumn Dinner was provided by Louis Roederer and the wine was donated by Domaines Ott and Ladoucette.
 
For more information about the Autumn Dinner or other events at the Frick, please contact Colleen Tierney at 212-547-0705.