You’re invited to the celebratory reception of Children’s Museum of the Arts’ benefit exhibition and auction at David Zwirner honoring author Doro Globus and philanthropist Cynthia C. Wainwright on Wednesday, October 18 from 6–9 PM.
The evening benefits CMA's Emergency Arts Education Fund, which establishes utterly ambitious art programs in New York City schools that need it most, and marks the launch of the Ambassador Program, which allows patrons in-depth access to the schools and community-based organizations directly impacted by the fund.
About The Emergency Arts Education Fund
When a child loses access to the arts, it's an emergency.
The Emergency Arts Education Fund was formed in response to continued DOE budget cuts (-$200M in FY23) and the decimation of art classes in local schools. Children’s Museum of the Arts believes the ongoing insecurity of arts education is a public health and creativity crisis deserving of immediate assistance.
The Emergency Arts Education Fund is an intentional expansion of CMA’s In-School Residency Program. For over 15 years, CMA has brought local artists to lead high-quality arts education curricula at low-income schools with dire need. Entirely free. CMA provides all necessary art materials to each school and develops a catered curriculum representative of the vibrant neighborhoods and cultures in the communities where our schools reside.
About the Ambassador Program
Ambassadors take an active role in promoting the utterly ambitious work our Resident Artists are doing in New York City classrooms. They receive behind-the-scenes access to the work of our Resident Artists at our three partner sites — Children’s Workshop School in the East Village, Sid Miller Academy in Crown Heights, and Hudson Guild in Chelsea — as well as digital tools to share their advocacy all year long. Learn more at cmany.org/ambition
About Doro Globus
Doro Globus is the managing director of David Zwirner Books and has worked in arts publishing for fifteen years. She is the author of Making a Great Exhibition (2021), an inside look at the life of an artwork from studio to exhibition geared for children ages 3-7. She has edited a wide variety of books from Michael Bracewell: The Space Between (2012) to About Bridget Riley: Selected Writings 1999–2016 (2017) and has written on Dawn Ades, Bridget Riley, Fred Wilson, and others. Having worked in art galleries and publishing throughout her career, Globus has an inside perspective on how artists work. As a mother of two, she has always been interested in sharing more about art and museums with kids.
About Cynthia C. Wainwright
Children’s Museum of the Arts extends our deepest appreciation to Cynthia C. Wainwright on the occasion of her 30 years of board service to the organization. As a tireless supporter of our mission, she has always offered her time, support, and expertise to ensure that our community of artists, both young and old, reach their full potential and extend the limits of what’s possible.
Cynthia is an avid supporter of many philanthropic causes and actively participates in several nonprofit organizations in the New York City area. In addition to her 30 years of board service at Children's Museum of the Arts, she has been President of the Board of Directors at The Bridge, Inc., a citywide mental health agency, for 30 years. She is also a member of the boards of the Roundabout Theatre Company, the American Classical Orchestra, and the Historic House Trust of New York City, of which she was a founder. Together with her husband, Stephen Berger, she is the founder and Chairman of Odyssey Investment Partners, LP.
Cynthia retired as Deputy Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at JPMorgan Chase in 2001. She was Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Chemical / Chase Manhattan banks from 1989 to 1998. She previously held a variety of other managerial positions at Chemical Bank. From 1969 to 1979, Cynthia worked in New York City and State governments. Her last position was as deputy commissioner of the New York City Department of Correction.
Cynthia attended Sarah Lawrence College and earned an MBA from Columbia Business School. She has two daughters, Robin and Diana. The girls, especially Robin, grew up at Children’s Museum of the Arts when it was at Spring Street.
Our gratitude for her efforts to strengthen the legacy of Children’s Museum of the Arts with her service is overwhelming, and we are honored to recognize her with a Lifetime Achievement Award on the Museum’s 35th anniversary.
Limited Edition Print by Liana Finck
Mine is a limited edition numbered 8x10" letterpress print created by New Yorker cartoonist Liana Finck and printed by Archie’s Press in NYC. Your purchase directly benefits CMA’s Emergency Arts Education Fund, providing 100% arts education to NYC children. Purchase the print here
Adam Abdalla, Alex Alpert, Jason Biggs & Jenny Mollen, Melis Bischofberger, Alexandra Cunningham Cameron, Laurie Harris Brennan, Barbara Briones, Michael De Feo, Maria Dizzia, Jarrett Earnest, Sophie Flack & Josh Charles, William Floyd, Alexandra Sorokolit Frankel, Deana Haggag & Dominic Leong, Tom Healy & Fred Hochberg, Michael Dayton Hermann*, Kentaro Ikegami, Nina Johnson, Jeff Kinkle, Erin Knutson, Hyun-jung Lee, Ana Yunes–Leshen, Jillian Marcus, Brooke Lynn McGowan, Sophie Oakley, Jessica Ogilvie*, Paola Oxoa*, Elizabeth Fearon Pepperman, James Perkins, Allison Russo, Katherine Salyi, Louis Shannon, Lynne Tillman, Cynthia C. Wainwright, Leslie Weissman, Andrew Zuckerman
* Event Chair
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The non-tax deductible portion of an individual ticket is $100. Contributions are fully tax deductible. Tax ID # 13-3520970