The Hispanic Society of America
October 5th 2010 Gala
In the presence of HRH The Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca
On Tuesday, October 5, 2010, The Hispanic Society of America will hold its annual Gala at the emblematic 583 Park Avenue in New York City . This year, we are proud to honor the following institutions and individuals for their exceptional contributions to Hispanic arts and letters:
Javier Godó, Count of Godó
Fundación Juntos Actuando por la Superación, A.C.
accepted by Juan Antonio Pérez Simón
Hola! Magazine/Fundación Vallelongo
in honor of Eduardo Sánchez-Junco
accepted by Mercedes Sánchez-Junco Pérez
Over three hundred distinguished guests from Spain and the Americas will attend this black tie dinner dance in celebration of the Society’s long history, enduring excellence and ambitious plans for the future.
Since its founding in 1904 by the American scholar and philanthropist Archer M. Huntington, the Hispanic Society has promoted the study of the rich arts and culture of Spain and its areas of influence in Latin America and throughout the world. The Society’s museum and library collections include nearly a million works, unparalleled in their scope and quality in the United States .
The 2010 Gala Co-Chairs, Baron of Albi, Kathie and George Moore and Antonio del Valle, along with the International Arts Committee Co-Chairs Victoria Febrer and Hugo Fontela and the Young Committee Co-Chairs Bianca Pratt and Right Hon. Ramón Baiget Viale de Montebello, look forward to an exciting benefit evening with cocktails at 7:30pm, followed by dinner and dancing.
Special guests involved in the arts include fashion designers Oscar de la Renta, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Bibhu Mohapatra, Lorenzo Caprile and Gustavo Cadile; filmmaker and actress Domenica Cameron-Scorsese; musicians Marta Sánchez and Marcos Varela, artists Victoria Febrer and Hugo Fontela; and philantropists Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Mr. and Mrs. J. Pepe Fanjul, and Jaime Yordan.
Many other special international guests will also be in attendance including Serena Boardman; Gabriela Lanardone; Todd Meister; Right Hon. Ramón Baiget Viale de Montebello; Bianca Pratt; Peter W. Lyden; Governor Bill Richardson; Senator Charles E. Schumer; Cristobal Colón de Carvajal, the Duke of Veragua; H.E. Antonio Yáñez-Barnuevo, Ambassador Permanent Representative of Spain to the United Nations; H.E. Fernando Villalonga, General Consul of Spain in New York; and H.E. Iñigo Ramírez de Haro, the Marquis of Cazaza en Africa, Consul Cultural Affairs of Spain in New York.
The evening will also feature a special performance by Marta Sánchez.