Friday, September 27, 2013

TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Dallas 2013

A humanitarian and philanthropist, Gladys Knight is devoted to various worthy causes, including the American Diabetes Association, for which she is a national spokesperson, the American Cancer Society, the Boys & Girls Club of America, the Minority AIDS Project, amfAR and Crisis Intervention. She has been honored by numerous organizations as well, including the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and B’Nai Brith, among others.

TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art,
Benefiting amfAR and the Dallas Museum of Art
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Chair: Christen Wilson

Drawing prominent artists, art collectors and philanthropists from around the world, the annual black-tie gala is part of a week-long series of events. It is the largest U.S. fundraiser for both amfAR and the Dallas Museum of Art. An eagerly anticipated event that quickly sells out, the gala benefit features a seated dinner for 400 guests with both a live and silent auction of major works of contemporary art and unique luxury items. 

The Rachofsky House is also open for guest tours of the TWO x TWO exhibition during the two weeks leading up to the gala.  During these two weeks of public and private guest tours, preview parties and events, over 1,500 people will visit the Rachofsky House. All sponsors and donated lots are featured in super hard copy catalogues, which feature the artist and gallery websites, and which are sent to collectors around the globe for absentee bidding.

Over the years, previous VIP celebrity guests at TWO x TWO events have included Sharon Stone, Sigourney Weaver, Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minnelli, Barry Manilow, Natasha Richardson, John Benjamin Hickey, Taylor Dayne, Dita Von Teese, Stanley Tucci, Gavin Rossdale, Alan Cumming, Cheyenne Jackson and Patti LaBelle.

Prior to the gala and auction dinner on October 26, there will be several distinctive and exciting events which are part of the 2013 TWO x TWO schedule:

Monday, September 23, 2013
New York Preview of TWO x TWO auction highlights
Sponsored by Sotheby’s
By invitation only
Sotheby’s, 1334 York Avenue, New York, NY

Thursday, October 24, 2013
FIRST LOOK: A Preview Party and Fundraiser
Sponsored by Michele by Fossil
Food by Lombardi Family Catering
Sips by Belvedere
Tickets $500 each; available at www.twoxtwo.org/First-Look
7:00 – 10:00 p.m. at The Rachofsky House

Sunday, October 27, 2013
Sunday Brunch and Award Presentation
Presented by U.S. Trust
Honoring Luc Tuymans, Recipient of amfAR’s 2013 Award of Excellence for Artistic Contributions to the Fight Against AIDS
Hosted by Amy and Vernon Faulconer and Cindy and Howard Rachofsky
By invitation only
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at The Warehouse, Dallas

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