Join us at Cool Culture’s UnGala as we honor social justice, cultural equity, and arts access for all!

The UnGala brings together some of New York City’s most influential artists, philanthropists and trend-setters for one magical night.

Now in its fourth year, The UnGala celebrates and honors individuals and organizations committed to social justice, cultural equity, and arts access, all while raising crucial funds for Cool Culture and its programs.

The event features passed hors-d’oeuvres and food stations, cocktails and an auction, and highlights advocates in the arts community who are making a difference.


Hank Willis Thomas

Rujeko Hockley
Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum;
2019 Co-Curator of the Whitney Biennial
Photograph by Scott Rudd

Nancy Spector
Artistic Director and Jennifer and David Stockman Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Edward Dolman
Chief Executive Officer, Phillips Auction House

Samantha Gilbert
VP Talent and Human Resources, Ford Foundation



Risa Meyer

Asma Samadani

Lauriann Serra


Diane Black Greene
Mitzi Cohen
Ashley Collier
Antoinette Dean
Tay Dolan
Will DuBose
Cathy Elkies
Lois Gelernt
Rich Greene
Rob Krulak
Sophia Leenay
Nadia Samadani
Ahmed Yearwood

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