Returning April 21, GATHER, co-produced by Guild Hall and Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio, spotlights the voices of BIPOC scholars, artists, and leaders, providing lessons on Black & Indigenous histories & traditions, and strategies for moving forward together. The series was awarded a 2022 Engaging Communities Award of Merit from the Museum Association of New York.
This year will feature a talk with Joshua Whitehead and Joseph M. Pierce on Whitehead’s new book, Making Love With the Land on Friday, April 21, a conversation with Candice Hopkins, Jeremy Dennis, and Wunetu Wequai Tarrant on Thursday, April 27, and a gathering alongside a Kinstillatory Fire with Emily Johnson & IV Castellanos on Saturday, May 6.
NEXT WEEK! 2023 ACADEMY OF THE ARTS
The 37th annual Academy of the Arts Achievement Awards Dinner is upon us. The festivities will take place next Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at Gotham Hall in New York City.
This year we honor Peter Marino with the Achievement Award for Visual Arts and Tom Roush and LaVon Kellner with the Special Award for Leadership and Philanthropy. We are also delighted to recognize our newest inductees to the Academy of the Arts: Nanette Carter, Jeremy Dennis, Virginia Jaramillo, Annie Leibovitz, Jay McInerney, Isaac Mizrahi, Arcmanoro Niles, Maulik Pancholy, Lisa Perry, Eric Ripert, Jordan Roth, Iris Smyles, and Andrina Wekontash Smith.
And we are thrilled to include special performances by Music From The Sole and by Clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, Harpist Maeve Gilchrist, and Guitarist Kyle Sanna. Don’t miss your last chance to get tickets!
GETTING TO KNOW GUILD HALL
What’s your name? Eliza Rand
Where are you from? I was born in Chicago and grew up in New York City.
What’s your role at Guild Hall? Membership and Annual Fund Manager
Where did you go to school and what did you study?
I graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a major in Art History.
What’s your favorite Guild Hall moment? I would single out Hamptons Dance Project performing by Gardiner’s Bay; Max Levai’s sparkling and conversational tour of Frank Stella sculptures at The Ranch, Montauk; the studio visit and talk by Laurie Anderson (pinch me!); the members’ day trip and founder-led tour at the supremely beautiful Magazzino Italian Art, in Cold Spring; and the unforgettable opportunity to hear (up-close) and meet opera-great, Michael Spyres. How much space do I still have?…
What’s your passion? Aligning myself with forces of good and beauty that exist in the world, and for me, has meant in the orbit of artists and the people that support them. My parents began their careers in the theater, and I come from a family of writers and actors. My sister and I were taken as toddlers to the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and later in NYC on most weekends to see The Paper Bag Players or Alvin Ailey. We visited museums and concert halls. So, I love to be entertained! I went to high school across the street from The Whitney Museum and sat with my friends, eating my lunch most days sitting on the wall of the iconic Breuer building. From my early professional days working at MoMa to somehow the planets positioning and leading me to Guild Hall, the passion continues.
REMBERING BARBARA McCLANCY
Volunteers of Guild Hall
We are deeply saddened to share the news of the passing of a longstanding Volunteer of Guild Hall, Barbara McClancy. Barbara was an extraordinary woman who brilliantly served as secretary on the VoGH Board of Directors for over 20 years.
As a volunteer, Barbara assisted in helping to run the Clothesline Art Sale every summer. She was tasked with recruiting volunteers, collecting the art, and ensuring everything ran smoothly, which with her help, it always did.
Barbara will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. We send our condolences to her family and friends. Rest in peace, dear Barbara.
THIS WEEKEND IN EAST HAMPTON
INAUGURAL HAMPTONS WHODUNIT
aka Hamptons Mystery & Crime Festival
Sometimes we have a weekend off, so at times like these, we love to share other things going on in our community. The Inaugural Hamptons Whodunnit Festival will include three days of meeting bestselling authors, acclaimed filmmakers, and true crime experts at numerous panel discussions and book signings. Plus so much more for all ages, including escape rooms, graveyard tours, and social gatherings. Check it out – if you dare!
GATHER is generously supported by Maureen McMahon and Josh Baratz, and public funding provided by Suffolk County. Media Partner: James Lane Post
Guild Hall’s Learning + New Works programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Additional major
The Academy of the Arts Achievement Awards Dinner is generously supported by Tiffany & Co.
Media Partner: Grazia USA
Transportation Sponsor: Hampton Jitney
Presenters as part of 2023 GATHER: Conversations with Black and Indigenous Changemakers.
Peter Marino. Photo: Manolo Yllera; Tom Roush & LaVon Kellner. Photo: Alexis Martino
Eliza Rand in front of a work by Alice Hope from NOW HERE at the Amagansett US Life-Saving Station. Photo: Kristen Eberstadt, 2022
Barbara McClancy. Photo courtesy of Volunteers of Guild Hall.
Hamptons Whodunnit program cover by Florence Buchanan.
AAQ / Resource: Ben Krupinski Builder