On Thursday, October 6, 2011, the Museum for African Art will host its first fall benefit and silent auction at their future home, located at 1280 Fifth Avenue at 110th Street on Manhattan’s Museum Mile in New York. Cocktails and a silent auction will begin at 6:30 pm, and the dinner and awards program will commence at 8pm.
Charles Benenson was a founding trustee and devoted benefactor of the Museum for African Art, who was also an avid philanthropist and African art collector. Mannie Jackson (pictured), chairman and owner of the Harlem Globetrotters, is often recognized as one of the nation’s most influential black corporate executives and serves as a board member for the museum.
Opened to the public in 1984, the Museum for African Art is dedicated to the arts and cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora. In 2012, the new museum will open where it will occupy 90,000 square feet with expanded exhibition and programming spaces.
Support the museum by bidding for one of a kind auction items featuring African and contemporary art, luxury items and more that will be available at BiddingForGood.com beginning September 22nd. For more information about the gala, visit HERE or call 914-231-6180.