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Guggenheim Honors Director Richard Armstrong and Institutional Partner Dior at 2022 International Gala

The benefit dinner took place in the museum’s rotunda and featured a special performance by Norah Jones.


The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum held the 2022 Guggenheim International Gala. The event honored Richard Armstrong, who will conclude his 15-year tenure as museum director in 2023, and Dior, who has supported the museum and gala for 10 years.

Hosted in the museum’s rotunda, the menu for the seated dinner was created by chef and entrepreneur Rōze Traore. The night featured a live musical performance by multi-GRAMMY awarded singer-songwriter Norah Jones.

This year, the Guggenheim International Gala raised $2.7 million in support of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. As the museum’s signature annual fundraising event, the gala supports the Guggenheim’s range of internationally acclaimed exhibitions, educational programs, and forward-thinking initiatives and ensure that the Guggenheim remains a beacon for modern art and innovative thought.

Guests at the benefit dinner included Derek Blasberg, Rachel Brosnahan, Alexandra Daddario, Nina Dobrev, Thuso Mbedu, Leandra Medine Cohen, Isabela Merced, Maye Musk, Christian Serratos, Nicole Warne, Shaun White, and Amelie Ziber. Among the artists were Sanford Biggers, Nick Cave, Rujeko Hockley, Sheree Hovsepian, Rashid Johnson, Jeff Koons, Angel Otero, Sarah Sze, Mickalene Thomas, Hank Willis Thomas, and Christopher Wool.

The Gala’s Visionary Cochairs are Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, Pietro Beccari, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Cindy Chua-Tay and Liam Tay, Valerie and Charles Diker, Wendy Fisher, Marina Kellen French, Kenneth Griffin, Guggenheim Partners, Barbara and Andrew Gundlach, Janine and J. Tomilson Hill, Sheree Hovsepian and Rashid Johnson, Jill and Peter Kraus, Francesca Lavazza, Peter O. Lawson-Johnston, Sr., Phyllis and Bill Mack, Linda Macklowe, Denise and Andrew Saul, Susy and Jack Wadsworth, Frank Yu.

About the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation was established in 1937 and is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The international constellation of museums includes the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; and the future Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. An architectural icon and “temple of spirit” where radical art and architecture meet, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is now among a group of eight Frank Lloyd Wright structures in the United States recently designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. To learn more about the museum and the Guggenheim’s activities around the world, visit


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