On October 17, 2016, The Frick Collection hosted its annual Autumn Dinner. This year’s black-tie dinner honored award-winning artist and writer Edmund de Waal for his contribution to the arts. The festive evening, held at the elegant Frick mansion, is a magical experience celebrating one of America’s finest museums.
Mr. de Waal’s art and literature speak to his enduring fascination with the nature of objects and the narratives of their collection and display. A potter since childhood and an acclaimed writer, De Waal is best known for his large-scale installations of porcelain vessels, which have been exhibited in museums around the world. His memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes, was the winner of the Costa Biography Award and the RSL Ondaatje Prize. In 2015, he was awarded the prestigious Windham-Campbell prize for nonfiction by Yale University. His latest book, The White Road: Journey into an Obsession, was published in November 2015. De Waal was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his service to art in 2011. He has been on the Advisory Committee for the Royal Mint since 2012 and is currently a Trustee of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Scotch for the Autumn Dinner was provided by The Glenlivet and champagne was donated by Perrier-Jouët.
For more information about the Autumn Dinner or other events at the Frick, please contact Colleen Tierney at 212-547-0705.