Bloomberg Philanthropies celebrates The Artist Project
On January 25 Bloomberg Philanthropies hosted a party to celebrate the publication of Phaidon’s book The Artist Project – What Artists See When They Look At Art, in which contemporary artists select inspiring pieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection.
Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg’s charitable activities and works in over 120 countries around the world to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. The organization focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change, including Arts.
After a reception, guests listened to a series of brief addresses from Patricia E. Harris, CEO of Bloomberg Philanthropies, Daniel Weiss, President and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Christopher Noey, the director of The Artist Project at the Met.
26 artists featured in the book attended the event, including Walton Ford, Sarah Sze, Ali Banisadr, Natalie Frank, Maureen Gallace, Jane Hammond, Jacob El Hanani, An-My Le, Sheila Pepe, Liliana Porter and Fred Tomaselli, among others.
All of the guests in attendance that evening also received a copy of the book to take home. To find out more about this great undertaking, that brings old and new art together, read our series of stories, including: Catherine Opie on Louis XIV’s bedroom, Cecily Brown on a Medieval Madonna, Sarah Sze on the Ancient Egyptians, John Currin on Ludovico Carracci, Kehinde Wiley on John Singer Sargent, Raymond Pettibon on JMW Turner, Zhang Xiaogang on El Greco, Jeff Koons on Roman sculpture and George Condo on Claude Monet.
And, if you like what you read, buy a copy of The Artist Project – What Artists See When They Look At Art here.