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The Kitchen Gala Benefit Honoring Lorraine O'Grady & George Lewis

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The Kitchen Annual Gala Benefit
Honoring Lorraine O'Grady and George Lewis

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue

Honorary Co-Chairs
Linda Goode Bryant, Fred Moten, Jacolby Satterwhite, Tyshawn Sorey

Gala Co-Chairs
Dorothy Berwin, Laurence Carty, Ryan Schreiber

6:00pm — Cocktails and Hors D'Oeuvres

7:30pm — Dinner and Performances
Performances by Immanuel Wilkins/Kalia Vandever/Tyshawn Sorey, OKENYO, and more to be announced

9:00pm — After-Party Experience by BLACK BEYOND with Drinks, DJs, and Dancing


Benefit tables start at $10,000. Tickets start at $1,000. After-Party Only tickets start at $100. To purchase tickets, click here

All but $150 of each dinner ticket and all but $25 of each After-Party only is fully tax-deductible. For more information, please contact Rayna Holmes, Institutional Advancement & Special Projects Manager, at rayna@thekitchen.org.

Unable to join us? To make a donation in celebration of our honorees, please click here.

Benefit Committee

Ariel Adkins Jacqueline Humphries
Alexander Gray Associates Erica Hunt
ANOHNI Jennie C. Jones
Augusto Arbizo Satchel Lee
Jody and John Arnhold Glenn Ligon
Jane Hait and Justin Beal Robert Longo
Olivier and Desiree Berggruen Marian Goodman Gallery
Christie's Morgan Stanley
Polly Motley and Molly Davies Oliver Newton
Aruna D'Souza Paula Cooper Gallery
Angela Dimayuga Brian Phillips
Adrienne Edwards Judith L. Church and Edward K. Schlieben
Aindrea Emelife Schwartzman&
JiaJia Fei Cindy Sherman
Melanie Shorin and Greg S. Feldman Xaviera Simmons
Charlotte Feng Ford Jamie and Robert Soros
Gagosian Stephanie Sparling Williams
Miles Greenberg Mila and Tom Tuttle
Agnes Gund Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner
Wade Guyton Courtney Willis Blair, Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Douglas and Monica Hand Suzy Coue-Wilson and Edward Wilson
Hauser & Wirth Debra Singer and Jay Worthington

Safety Guidelines
In order to ensure the safety of our honorees, artists, guests, and staff, The Kitchen continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and adjusts its safety protocols as needed in order to keep all our community safe. Safety guidelines for this event will take into consideration both city and state precautions, as well as The Kitchen’s own organizational code of conduct. The Kitchen currently mandates artists and audiences to be fully vaccinated and masked. A gala specific COVID policy will be finalized no later than May 23.



The Kitchen Gala Afterparty Experience by BLACK BEYOND artist and director JAZSALYN, organized with community program coordinator Shameekia Shantel Johnson.

Identity design and art direction by Riley Hooker, Rush Jackson, and Rahul Subhash Shinde

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