Himmel Award and Lecture










Himmel Award and ConversationSaturday, April 3
5:30 – 6:30 PM

Join Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, a leading non-profit grantmaking organization, as he is honored by the Katonah Museum of Art. He and Katonah Museum of Art Executive Director Michael Gitlitz will discuss Walker’s depth of experience in the non-profit world and his transformative work with the Ford Foundation to address structural and societal changes during periods of social and political disruption, and despite the challenges posed by the pandemic. There will be an opportunity for questions from the audience. $50 Members. $75 Non-members.


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The Himmel Award is held in honor of Betty Himmel “in recognition of creators, conceivers, radical thinkers and risk-takers that provoke new thinking in art and design.” This virtual Himmel Award and Lecture evening will be in memory of Mary Lou Beitzel and David Beitzel, and in honor of the long legacy of support for the Katonah Museum of Art from the Beitzel family.