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Birds of a Feather Gala

Celebrate Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre, a reimagination of James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room, and support American art at the Galleries

On Friday, May 15, join art lovers, philanthropists, diplomats, and artists for a sumptuous evening to celebrate American art and a spectacular new work.

Guests start their extraordinary evening at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery with a champagne reception and an exclusive preview of Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre, on public view for the first time in Washington. The dazzling event continues over dinner at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. Guests then “Flock Together” at the after-party and enjoy drinks, dessert, and dancing with a special performance by BETTY, the rock band that composed and recorded the mesmerizing soundscape for Filthy Lucre.

For more information about the 2015 Birds of a Feather Gala, please contact fsevents@si.edu.

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Gala Chair

  • The Honorable Max N. Berry

Honorary Gala Co-chairs

  • Gillian Anderson
  • Dame Jillian Sackler, DBE

Regional Gala Co-chairs

  • Suzi Cordish, Baltimore
  • Jean Hurley, San Francisco
  • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Levinas, Washington, D.C.
  • Renée Price, New York
  • Federico de Vera, New York

Gala Committee

  • His Excellency Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero
  • Pamela Farkas and Andrew Paul
  • Shelby Gans
  • Cheryl Haines
  • Catherine Hartnett
  • Kerry Inman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kimmelman
  • Nazan Kirdar
  • Michèle Gerber Klein
  • Greg Kucera
  • Robert Mathias, Ogilvy Public Relations
  • Bridget Moore
  • Mr. and Mrs. Walter Moore
  • Mrs. William A. Nitze
  • Misha Nonoo
  • Cyma Rubin
  • The Honorable Sana H. Sabbagh
  • Jennifer Trainer Thompson
  • Joseph Thompson
  • Darren Waterston
  • BETTY (Alyson Palmer, Amy Ziff, and Elizabeth Ziff)

Board of Trustees

  • James Lintott, Chair
  • Jeffrey P. Cunard, Vice-Chair
  • Jane Bernstein, Secretary
  • Mahnaz Afkhami
  • William Carey
  • Mary Patricia Wilkie Ebrahimi
  • Peter Kimmelman
  • Janine Luke
  • Constance C. Miller
  • Christopher L. L. Reynolds
  • Patricia Pei Tang
  • Antoine van Agtmael





Please note: The Freer Gallery of Art will be closed to the public from January 2016 until summer 2017. The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Library, and Archives will remain open for the duration of the renovation. Learn more »