Upcoming Annual Events

2015 Palm Beach Benefit
January 22, 2015
Location: Beach Club at The Breakers
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Our annual Palm Beach Gala, Under the Stars, an Evening and Sand and Stars, chaired by Phyllis Mack and Bonnie Stern, was held on Thursday, January 22 at the Breakers Beach Club.
Rock The Garden: AFIM 2014 Gala
October 27, 2014
Location: Cipriani 42nd Street
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This year’s Gala, ROCK THE GARDEN, celebrates the Museum’s Billy Rose Art Garden. Designed by Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi, the seven acre Zen-like art garden lies on the western slope of the Museum’s campus. The terrain rises like a wash of oriental landscape over its ancient rocky Jerusalem hillside, making a unique setting for the display of the Western sculptural tradition.
2015 Spring Luncheon
April 13, 2015
Location: Metropolitan Club
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We are delighted to announce that the American Friends of the Israel Museum’s 2015 Spring Luncheon will be held on Monday, April 13 at the Metropolitan Club. This year’s theme is Fifty Years of Women in Art and is chaired by Christine Heller, Tara Rosenblum, and Marielle Safra.
IMJI Post-Council Trip
June 11, 2015
Location: Jerusalem and Tel Aviv
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Join us Thursday, June 11th, to Saturday, June 13th, for three days of visits in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv exclusively for young supporters. Following the Council, young curators from the Israel Museum will join us on Archaeological visits in Jerusalem and the ancient Herodian town of Caesarea on our way to Tel Aviv. We will then spend two days exploring the rich art and architecture of Tel Aviv, again under the expert guidance of Israel Museum curators.
International Council
June 7, 2015
Location: Israel Museum, Jerusalem
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JOIN US IN JERUSALEM TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF THE ISRAEL MUSEUM The 2015 International Council will begin on Sunday, June 7 and will end after the closing dinner on June 10. We will enjoy exhibition tours and workshops along with lunches and dinners celebrating the Museum, including a gala dinner recognizing those who have been a part of the Museum family since its founding years, and a closing dinner paying tribute to the sixteen Friends organizations throughout the world.

Past Events

Israel @ 60 Gala, New York 2008

Spring Luncheon 2009

2009 Palm Beach Benefit

The Written Word Gala, New York 2009

Annual West Coast Dinner

2013 Spring Luncheon

2013 CAAC/CC Voting Meeting

Annual West Coast Dinner 2009

2009 Brooklyn Studio Day

Spring Luncheon 2010

A New Beginning Gala - October 25, 2010

2011 Spring Luncheon

2011 Palm Beach Benefit

Annual New York Gala

2012 Palm Beach Benefit

Brooklyn Studio Day, March 4, 2012

2013 Palm Beach Benefit

Past Seasons Member Events

Sampling of Private Collection Visits:
  • Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee
  • Amalia Dayan and Adam Lindemann
  • Dominique Levy and Dorothy Berwin
  • Mitchell Rales
  • Margaret and Dan Loeb
  • Katherine Farley and Jerry Speyer
  • Associates Fall for Art 2015
  • Samantha and Aby Rosen
  • Katharina Otto Bernstein and Nathan Bernstein
  • Monica and David Zwirner
  • Florence and Philippe Segalot
  • Delphine and Reed Krakoff
  • Lisa and Richard Plepler
  • Art Basel Miami Beach Luncheon in a private home
Artists' Studio Visits:
  • Takashi Murakami
  • Vik Muniz
  • Matthew Barney
  • Piotr Uklanski
  • Carroll "Tip" Dunham
  • Studio visits with Dan Colen and Nate Lowman
  • Tom Sachs
Special Events/Trips:
  • Overnight trip to Washington DC to visit private collections
  • Private Film Screening of Laurie Simmons’ The Music of Regret
  • Private tour of the Barnes Foundation followed by lunch in a private home
  • Diana Widmaier Picasso discussed her book Picasso: Art Can Only Be Erotic
  • Annie Solal-Cohen discussing her book "Leo and His Circle"
  • Private tour of The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, followed by lunch in a private home
  • Private viewing of the Vito Schnabel curated "These Days" at Sotheby's S2 Gallery
  • Collection visits and lunch in the Old Westbury area
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