On The Avenue

Su-Su-Studio: Studio in a School Celebrates 40 Years

by Ben Diamond Photographed by Patrick McMullan
Saturday, May 6, 2017
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On Wednesday, New York’s most generous—including groundbreaking artists, powerful businessman and devoted, selfless teachers—partied on the Seagram Building’s Plaza for Studio in a School’s 40th anniversary bash. The evening was emceed by the Tony-winning playwright Sarah Jones. Founded by philanthropist Agnes Gund, the charity is dedicated to providing arts education to New York’s most disadvantaged public school students.


Those in attendance included Olivier Sarkozy, Chuck Close, Don Gummer, Alberto Mugrabi, John Theodoracopulos and Serena Boardman, Mollie and Alexander Acquavella, Bara and Alex Tisch, Cecily Brown and Nicolai Ouroussoff, Adam Lindemann and Amalia Dayan, Lulie and Gordon Gund, Ann and Graham GundPerri Peltz, Anne Bass and Julian Lethbridge, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Brooke Neidich, Kara and Steven Ross, Estrellita Brodsky, Richard and Ronay Menschel, Rachel Hovnanian, Paul and Alexandra Herzan, Glenn and Susan Lowry, Klaus Biesenbach, Jock Reynolds, Charles and Diana Revson, Lewis B. and Louise Cullman, Sarah Sze, Teresita Fernandez and Kevin Taylor, Ursala von Rydingsvard, Glenn Ligon, Ross Bleckner, William Wegman and Christine Burgin, Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, New York City Department of Education Chancellor Carmen Fariña and City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, as well as Gala chairs Dorothy Lichtenstein, Ken Cooper, Sarah Arison, Samantha Boardman Rosen, Colby Mugrabi, John Studzinski, Amanda Taylor Brokaw, Jeff Koons, Clifford Ross and Fred Wilson. Studio President and CEO Thomas Cahill and Executive Director Christopher Wisniewski were also in attendance.


It’s not every day you see a mix quite like the one at the Seagram’s Building—but, well, it’s not every day you see a charity quite like Studio in a School.



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