On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017, The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) will host the inaugural Opening Night of TEFAF New York Spring – the newest platform in the TEFAF organization – at the Park Avenue Armory. For 30 years, TEFAF (The European Fine Art Foundation) has organized TEFAF Maastricht, the world’s foremost fair of art, antiques and design presented annually in Maastricht, Netherlands. TEFAF New York Spring, which has a focus on modern and contemporary art & design, is recognized for championing the finest art dealers and experts from around the world, as well as providing the highest quality art fair experience.  TEFAF New York Spring will bring 92 internationally acclaimed galleries and dealers to participate in its debut edition.

The Opening Night offers The Society’s members, New York’s most notable collectors, philanthropists and leaders in fashion and design an exclusive and private preview of the fair’s sensational pieces before it opens to the public the following day on May 4th.

“We are thrilled to partner with the world’s leading art fair to host The Opening Night for a second time,” said Lavinia Branca Snyder, president of The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering. “This special evening not only brings together the worlds of art and philanthropy, but it actively supports the important programs and initiatives at MSK.”

Proceeds from The Opening Night of TEFAF New York Spring will benefit The Society’s patient care, research and education programs at MSK. More than 2,000 high profile guests from the fashion, art, philanthropic and design worlds are expected to attend this highly anticipated preview, generously sponsored by ELLE DECOR and FENDI.

“We’re delighted to welcome The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering as the host of The Opening Night of TEFAF New York Spring,” said Michael Plummer, managing co-director of TEFAF New York. “We greatly admire the work of The Society, and are pleased to highlight this organization on the eve a fair that also shares the values of being inspired, passionate, and forward-thinking.”

Event Details:

 Who:                           The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering

 What:                          The Opening Night of TEFAF New York Spring

                                          When:                         Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Time:                           5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where:                        Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue (at 67th Street)


Event Chairs:              

Kelly Behun

Stephanie Coleman

Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler

Sara Zilkha

Caryn Zucker

Sponsors:                    ELLE DECOR & FENDI

 Information & Tickets: Ali Warlich | The Society of MSK

[email protected] | 212.639.7972

Website:                      www.thesocietyofmskcc.org

 About The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering:

The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), founded in 1946, is a volunteer-led organization within MSK dedicated to promoting the well-being of patients, supporting cancer research, and providing public education on the early prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer.

As the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center, MSK has devoted more than a century to advancing the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. With a passionate commitment to exceptional patient care, cutting-edge research, and superb educational programs, MSK has earned the distinction as one of the premier cancer centers worldwide.

About TEFAF New York:

A joint venture between TEFAF and Artvest Partners, TEFAF New York was founded in early 2016 to host two annual art fairs in New York at the Park Avenue Armory, TEFAF New York Fall and TEFAF New York Spring. Each Fair will comprise over 90 leading exhibitors from the around the globe. Tom Postma Design, celebrated for its innovative work with leading museums, galleries, and art fairs, has developed designs for the Fairs that interplay with the spectacular spaces while giving them a lighter, contemporary look and feel. Exhibitor stands will flow throughout the Armory’s landmark building encompassing the Wade Thompson Drill Hall and extending to both the first and second floors of the Armory’s period rooms, creating a Fair of unprecedented depth and impact in New York City.

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