AFMO Annual Gala 2022: A Weekend in Paris

October 20-23, 2022

We welcomed a record 120 weekend guests from October 20-23 and 200 for the Gala evening at the museum; both events were sold out.

Once again, the weekend began with our Welcome Cocktail held at the residence of the U.S. Ambassador. Friday included private visits of Notre Dame, Cartier, Galerie Dior, Maison Louis Vuitton and an exclusive tour of Orsay’s current contemporary art exhibition led by Christophe Leribault, with all guests meeting for lunch at the Hotel d’Evreux at Place Vendome. Our Saturday excursions were to the newly restored Chateau de Fontainebleau and to the Paris+ by Art Basel fair.

We welcomed artist Kehinde Wiley whose works are on view in the Orsay nave, thanks to the generous support of AFMO, followed by dinner in the Belle Epoque ballroom where Ducasse Reception enchanted us with a special menu.

Please enjoy the photos and hope you join us next year in Paris.



An immense thank you to our lovely guests who come from all across the US to enjoy art and friendship. We already look forward to welcoming you back in 2023.

Thank you to our generous hosts for opening your doors!

Thank you to Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, GRoW @ Annenberg for their generous support.

Thank you to our sponsors  Christie’sLe Bristol ParisLe Ritz ParisHôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel, Cheval Blanc ParisThe New York Times.

A special thank you to Christophe Leribault, President of the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie, Claire Bernardi, Director of the Musée de l’Orangerie, the administrators, curators, and all our wonderful colleagues at the museum, with whom we have the pleasure to work.

Thank you, Krystal Kenney, for the great photos.