Autumn Dinner

photo of group of attendees at formal dinner
Young Fellows Benefit Chairman Blaike Young, Annabelle Garrett, Benefit Chairman Janine Hill, Board of Trustees Chairman and Benefit Chairman Betty Eveillard, Sarah McNear, Stephanie Garrett, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Director Ian Wardropper, Honoree Marina Kellen French, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon, Benefit Chairmen Jean-Marie R. Eveillard, Jane Moss, and Ravenel Curry, and Andrew Gundlach. Photo: Matteo Prandoni/

On October 17, 2022, The Frick Collection hosted its annual Autumn Dinner, a special evening to celebrate the institution and its enduring legacy. The black-tie event raises vital funds to support the many important activities of the museum and Frick Art Reference Library, including conservation, education programs, and special exhibitions. The 2022 event honored Marina Kellen French, a loyal friend to The Frick Collection for many years.

As the evening began, Betty Eveillard, Chair of the Frick’s Board of Trustees, welcomed guests and thanked them for their generous support of the institution at such a vital time in its history.

After the main course, Ian Wardropper, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Director, toasted Ms. French for her remarkable support of the arts and her long-standing dedication to the Frick and its exhibition and acquisitions programs, benefit events, and renovation and enhancement project. After Ms. French spoke, she was presented with a commemorative silver tray from Christofle. Floral arrangements for the event were provided by Stellar Style Events.

For more information about the Autumn Dinner or other events at the Frick, please contact the Special Events department at or 212-991-5774.