Queens Museum 2024 Gala: Honoring Lyle Ashton Harris

Queens Museum 2024 Gala: Honoring Lyle Ashton Harris

An overhead shot of the 2023 Queens Museum Annual Gala.

Darian DiCianno/BFA.

Queens Museum 2024 Gala: Thursday, May 16, 2024


The Annual Gala brings together new and old friends from the worlds of art, fashion, and business in our unique space, celebrating the best of the work we do. 


This year, our Gala will honor artist Lyle Ashton Harris and herald the opening of his exhibition Our first and last love at the Queens Museum.



Portrait of Lyle Ashton Harris. Photo: Ryan Rusiecki.





  • 6:30 pm: Cocktails 
  • 8:00 pm: Dinner 
  • 9:30 pm to 12:00 am: After Party featuring DJs Don Christian Jones and 063N13


Community Champion Award


We’re thrilled to announce Maspeth Federal Savings as the recipient of the Community Champion Award at our 2024 Annual Gala. Their commitment and generous support have played an instrumental role in empowering the Queens Museum’s Family Programs.


Artist Host Committee:


Onyedika Chuke

Dan Colen

Jarrett Earnest

John Edmonds

Alex Fialho

Catherine Gund

Tenzin Gund-Morrow

dream hampton

Thomas Allen Harris

Clifford Prince King

Joshua Rashaad McFadden

Ryan McGinley

Tyler Mitchell

Fred Moten

James Powell

Tschabalala Self

Dr. Senam Okudzeto

Allison Otis


Benefit Committee:

Angelo Baque*

Thomas Chen*

Ming Chiang*

Christine Ciampa*

Amy D’Amato*

Patsy Doerr*

Kimberly Drew

Christina Geffrard*

Dominique Goss*

Elle Hankinson

Jim Hodges

Paula Kirby*

Arthi Krishnamoorthy*

Seth Kupferberg*

Lorraine Chambers Lewis*

Hanna Miller*

Anwarii Musa*

Gina Nanni

Yvonne Riley-Tepie*

Mark Robbins

Bevin Savage-Yamazaki*

Denise Scott*

Cindy Sherman

Sable Elyse Smith*

Salon 94

Alan Suna*

Peter Warwick*

Gretchen Werwaiss*

Adeze Wilford*


*Members of QM’s Board of Trustees 




  • Premium Table: $25,000 – 10 Tickets to Dinner and After Party + 10 tickets to After Party Only
  • Benefactor Table:  $17,500 – 10 Tickets to Dinner and After Party + 5 tickets to After Party Only
  • Patron Table:  $12,500 – 10 Tickets to Dinner and After Party + 2 tickets to After Party Only
  • Premium Ticket: $1,750 – Premium seating and After Party Ticket included with purchase
  • Individual Ticket: $1,000 After Party ticket included
  • After Party (ONLY): $75 


For ticket and table questions or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Isabelle Montesinos, Development Manager at imontesinos@queensmuseum.org or (718) 592 9700 ext. 148. If you would like to mail a check in support of the event, please click here to download the gala reply form.


2024 Gala Supporters



Bloomberg Philanthropies

Seth Kupferberg*

Maspeth Federal Savings

Metabolic Studio

Helen and Peter Warwick*




Silvercup Studios

Werwaiss Properties Company LLC



Crystal Windows and Door Systems, Ltd.

Amy and Christopher D’Amato*

Kaufman Astoria Studios

Arthi Krishnamoorthy* and Nicholas Rogers

Yu Shan Co. USA

Metro Management



Dawn Davis

Patsy Doerr*


Grimshaw Architects

Agnes Gund

Jane Hait and Justin Beal

Hauser & Wirth

Jim Hodges

Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP


Bernard Lumpkin


Kyle McCullers

Gregory R. Miller

Jessica Morgan

Anwarii Musa

Gina Nanni

Jennifer Newman

Northwell Health Long Island Jewish, Forest Hills

Orange Barrel Media

Queens College

Mark Robbins

Salon 94

Denise Scott

Cindy Sherman

ShopCore Properties

Marlena Sonn

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Andrea Woodner


*Members of QM’s Board of Trustees 


The 2024 Annual Gala is sponsored by Aigner Chocolates, Distinguished Vineyards & Wines, San Bartolo Mezcal Artesanal, taylor creative inc. ny, and Ten to One Rum.