ICI 2018 Benefit & Auction
Tuesday, October 23
Cocktails at 6:30pm
Dinner at 7:30pm

Join ICI’s Annual Benefit & Auction on Tuesday, October 23, as we reaffirm our commitment to curatorial practice and contemporary art. We invite you to raise a glass to the future of ICI, and in support of new programs and partnerships.


With the Leo Award this year, ICI recognizes Emily Pulitzer, a firm believer in the power of art and the civic role of art institutions.

In awarding this year’s Leo, ICI reflects upon the importance of regional leadership in the arts that brings communities together and connects them to ideas from around the world. Mrs. Pulitzer’s belief in the power of art and architecture, and the civic role of art institutions to help inform our understanding of the world, is evident in the vision behind the Pulitzer Arts Foundation.

Mrs. Pulitzer began her career as assistant curator at Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum, and moved to St. Louis to become curator at the Saint Louis Art Museum. She serves on the boards of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and the city’s Grand Center Arts District. A long-time member of the Museum of Modern Art’s Board in New York, she was named a Life Trustee in 2011. Furthermore, she is deeply involved in the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, where she serves as President of the Board of Directors.


We are thrilled to welcome back our favorite auctioneer, the extraordinary Gabby Palmieri, to lead the live auction. ICI and Artsy have also renewed their collaboration to offer a unique auction experience online and during the event. Both the silent and live auction will be previewed on, where bidding will begin early; and during the evening, guests will place their bids together with those of international ICI supporters, who in the past have logged in from as far as Hong Kong and Oslo.


Leadership Circle Table $25,000 ($23,800 tax-deductible)
12 dinner tickets with an exclusive table. Leadership recognition in all printed materials and ICI’s website. ICI invites an artist and a curator on your behalf, and you will join ICI’s Leadership Circle.

Honorees Circle Table $15,000 ($14,000 tax-deductible)
10 dinner tickets with a premium table. ICI invites an artist and a curator on your behalf, and you will receive a year membership to ICI’s International Forum.

Curator’s Circle Table $10,000 ($9,200 tax-deductible)
8 dinner tickets with a reserved table. ICI invites a curator on your behalf.

Artists’ Circle Tickets $3,500 ($3,100 tax-deductible)
4 tickets + ICI invites an artist on your behalf

Individual Ticket $1,000 ($900 tax-deductible) *Limited availability

Tables and Tickets

Can’t attend? Make a fully tax-deductible contribution to ICI’s Access Fund.

The Annual Benefit & Auction plays a central role in supporting ICI’s programs in New York and all around the world so that we can continue to engage with curators to inspire fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art for decades to come. To stay updated on this event, and purchase tickets, contact Jenn Hyland at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (212) 254-8200. x123

October 23, 2018


Independent Curators International (ICI)

Independent Curators International (ICI) produces exhibitions, events, publications, and training opportunities for diverse audiences around the world. A catalyst for independent thinking, ICI connects emerging and established curators, artists, and institutions, to forge international networks and generate new forms of collaboration. Working across disciplines and historical precedents, the organization is a hub that provides access to the people, ideas, and practices that are key to current developments in the field, inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art.

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