AFMO Annual Gala 2022: A Weekend in Paris

Oct 20, 2022 - Oct 23, 2022

Our Weekend in Paris and our Gala evening are sold out, and we have closed on-line registration. Please email if you would like to be added to the wait list, should a spot become available for the full weekend program or the Gala evening.

Thank you.


Gala Program
A Weekend in Paris
October 20-23, 2022

Thursday, October 20

Prestigious Venue

Friday, October 21


Musée d’Orsay, through the eyes of President Christophe Leribault
Musée d’Orsay, Edvard Munch. “A Poem of Life, Love and Death”, with curator Claire Bernardi, Director of the Musée de l’Orangerie
Musée de l’Orangerie, Sam Szafran (1934-2019) and Mickalene Thomas: Avec Monet  with curator Sophie Eloy, Head of Documentation, Library, Archives, and Research at the Musée de l’Orangerie
La Galerie Dior, the universe of the founder and its successors from 1947 to the present, private tour
Cartier, High Jewelry Ateliers,
the secret creative world of the high jewelry workshops and their unique craftmanship
Boucheron, High Jewelry Ateliers,
heritage and savoir-faire of the first high jewelry house to set up a boutique on the Place Vendôme
Palais Galliera,
curated tour of the new “Frida Kahlo, Beyond Appearances” exhibition 
Caroline Sarkozy Interior Design,
a breakfast conversation in her Parisian hideaway
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, rare on-site presentation of the restoration


Remarkable heritage venue to be confirmed.


Hôtel de Rohan, the newly restored Chancellerie of Orléans, with decorations by Pajou and Fragonard, opens to the public in 2023, with Juan-Pablo Molyneux
Brame et Lorenceau,
private conversation  with Thomas Lorenceau, a member of the fifth generation of the gallery’s founding family and a leading art expert. 
Dior Heritage, 
the secret world of Dior Heritage since 1947
L’École Ritz-Escoffier,
pastry-making class at the Ritz Paris
Louis-Antoine Prat,
home and collection, 17th, 18th, 19th-century French drawings
Prince Amyn Aga-Khan,
his Paris residence
Musée des Arts Décoratifs,
curated tour of the new “Shocking! Elsa Schiaparelli’s surrealist worlds” exhibition
Maison Louis Vuitton, the historic house and ateliers in Asnières


Hôtel de La Païva, cocktail reception and private tour of the late 19th century hôtel particulier

Saturday, October 22


Château de Fontainebleau,
palace of French kings, recently restored UNESCO world heritage site, prestigious private visit
Bohemian Montmartre,
walk through history with art historian Christophe Boïcos
Paris+ by Art Basel,
the first Paris edition of the international Art Basel fair
Hotel Solomon de Rothschild,
curated tour of the secret cabinet de curiosités
Cave du Château,  
exclusive wine cellar in the heart of Paris
Féau Boiseries,
noble custom French woodworking from the 17th century to the present
Daisy and Marc Maison,
home and collection, 19th-century treasures
Galerie Almine Rech, Vaugh Spann,
a young American abstract-figurative artist represented by Almine Rech-Picasso

Gala Evening at the Musée d’Orsay

Private visit of special exhibitions Edvard Munch. “A Poem of Life, Love and death”, Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899) and Kehinde Wiley.”An archeology of Silence” , reception, and exceptional dinner in the splendor of the Grand Ballroom in collaboration with Alain Ducasse Receptions

Sunday, October 23

Le Bristol Paris, exclusive farewell breakfast
Parc Monceau
, guided walk with Amy Kupec-Larue


AFMO’s Partner Hotels: Le Ritz Paris, Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel, and Cheval Blanc Paris.


Host Committee

Terri Cohen
Susan Dumke
Sonchu Gavell
Sherry Johnson
Rosalind Landis
Mary Mabry
Diana Mack
Bimla Picot
Virginia Shackelford
Elaine Tonckens


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