Autumn Dinner

Frick Director Ian Wardropper, Sarah McNear, Frick Chief Curator Xavier Salomon, Honoree Edmund De Waal, Benefit Chairman Barbara Evans, Benefit Chairman and Frick Trustee Brad Evans, Benefit Chairman Elaine Textor, Benefit Chairman Donald Textor, Benefit Chairman Jennifer Wright, Benefit Chairman and Trustee Melinda Martin Sullivan, and Benefit Chairman Paul R.C. Sullivan; Photo: Zach Hilty/BFA.com

Frick Director Ian Wardropper, Sarah McNear, Frick Chief Curator Xavier Salomon, Honoree Edmund De Waal, Benefit Chairman Barbara Evans, Benefit Chairman and Frick Trustee Brad Evans, Benefit Chairman Elaine Textor, Benefit Chairman Donald Textor, Benefit Chairman Jennifer Wright, Benefit Chairman and Trustee Melinda Martin Sullivan, and Benefit Chairman Paul R.C. Sullivan; Photo: Zach Hilty/BFA.com

West Gallery Ambience; Photo: Christine A. Butler

West Gallery Ambience; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Benefit Chairman and Trustee Melinda Martin Sullivan, Frick Chief Curator Xavier Salomon, Honoree Edmund De Waal, and Benefit Chairman Paul R.C. Sullivan; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Benefit Chairman and Trustee Melinda Martin Sullivan, Frick Chief Curator Xavier Salomon, Honoree Edmund De Waal, and Benefit Chairman Paul R.C. Sullivan; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Benefit Committee Chairmen Lisa and Jeff Volling and Benefit Chairman Jennifer Wright; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Benefit Committee Chairmen Lisa and Jeff Volling and Benefit Chairman Jennifer Wright; Photo: Christine A. Butler

: Honoree Edmund De Waal and Arlene Shechet; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Honoree Edmund De Waal and Arlene Shechet; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Frick Board of Trustees Chairman Margot Bogert, Honoree Edmund De Waal and Melie Spofford; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Frick Board of Trustees Chairman Margot Bogert, Honoree Edmund De Waal and Melie Spofford; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Charlotte Lowrey, Cody Kittle, and Alexandra Porter; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Charlotte Lowrey, Cody Kittle, and Alexandra Porter; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Benefit Committee Member Carolina Herrera and Rochelle Gores Fredston; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Benefit Committee Member Carolina Herrera and Rochelle Gores Fredston; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Benefit Committee Member and Trustee Juan A. Sabater, Benefit Committee Member Mariana Sabater, and Benefit Committee Member and Trustee Peter Blanchard; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Benefit Committee Member and Trustee Juan A. Sabater, Benefit Committee Member Mariana Sabater, and Benefit Committee Member and Trustee Peter Blanchard; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Benefit Committee Chairman Deborah Royce, Benefit Committee Chairman and Trustee Chuck Royce, Benefit Committee Chairman Jean-Marie Eveillard and Benefit Committee Chairman and Trustee Elizabeth Eveillard; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Benefit Committee Chairman Deborah Royce, Benefit Committee Chairman and Trustee Chuck Royce, Benefit Committee Chairman Jean-Marie Eveillard and Benefit Committee Chairman and Trustee Elizabeth Eveillard; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Tai-Heng Cheng, Tyler Rollins, and Cole Harrell; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Tai-Heng Cheng, Tyler Rollins, and Cole Harrell; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Ann Nitze, Honoree Edmund De Waal, Karen Sonneborn; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Ann Nitze, Honoree Edmund De Waal, Karen Sonneborn; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Lane Gerson, Jody Arnhold, Arlene Shechet, Wes Gordon, Paul Arnhold, and Julia Arnhold; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Lane Gerson, Jody Arnhold, Arlene Shechet, Wes Gordon, Paul Arnhold, and Julia Arnhold; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Julia Arnhold, Henry H. Arnhold, and Paul Arnhold; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Julia Arnhold, Henry H. Arnhold, and Paul Arnhold; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Frick Board of Trustees Chairman Margot Bogert; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Frick Board of Trustees Chairman Margot Bogert; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Michelle Smith, Frick Director Ian Wardropper, and Sally Lepow; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Michelle Smith, Frick Director Ian Wardropper, and Sally Lepow; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Frick Director Ian Wardropper, Frick Board of Trustees Chairman Margot Bogert, and Honoree Edmund De Waal; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Frick Director Ian Wardropper, Frick Board of Trustees Chairman Margot Bogert, and Honoree Edmund De Waal; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Young Fellows Steering Committee Member Amory W. McAndrew and Honoree Edmund De Waal; Photo: Zach Hilty/BFA.com

Young Fellows Steering Committee Member Amory W. McAndrew and Honoree Edmund De Waal; Photo: Zach Hilty/BFA.com

Benefit Chairman Jennifer Wright, Lucy Lang, Caitlin Davis, and Young Fellows Steering Committee Member Amory W. McAndrew; Photo: Zach Hilty/BFA.com

Benefit Chairman Jennifer Wright, Lucy Lang, Caitlin Davis, and Young Fellows Steering Committee Member Amory W. McAndrew; Photo: Zach Hilty/BFA.com

older blonde woman in black and white evening gown and younger woman in blue and black evening gown; standing in garden court

Benefit Committee Member Carolina Herrera and Rochelle Gores Fredston; Photo: Zach Hilty/BFA.com

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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.

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