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Raúl Esparza Receives Excellence in the Arts Award At The 20th Anniversary El Museo del Barrio Annual Gala on Thursday, May 16, at Ciprianiin Midtown Manhattan

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Cognacscorner El Museo annual Gala on Thursday May 16 2013 at Cipriani Interviews
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Actor Raúl Esparza about receiving the Excellence in the arts award at El Museo's annual Gala on Thursday May 16 2013 at Cipriani 42 Street in New York CityVid...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Actor Raúl Esparza,and Yaz Hernández  pose for a photo-op at the 20th Anniversary of El Museo Gala on Thursday, May 16, at Cipriani in Midtown Manhattan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Actor Raúl Esparza,and Yaz Hernández  pose for a photo-op with other Honorees and Supporters at the 20th Anniversary of El Museo Gala on Thursday, May 16, at Cipriani in Midtown Manhattan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Fe Fendi and Gregory Partanio pose for a photo-op at the 20th Anniversary of El Museo Gala on Thursday, May 16, at Cipriani in Midtown Manhattan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jean Shafiroff poses for a photo-op at the 20th Anniversary of El Museo Gala on Thursday, May 16, at Cipriani in Midtown Manhattan Ms. Shafiroff's Gown is by Oscar de la Renta
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Socialite Joy Marks and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane  pose for a photo-op  at the 20th Anniversary of El Museo Gala on Thursday, May 16, at Cipriani in Midtown Manhattan.  Ms Marks Jewels by Harry Winston
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jr. Board Member  Leticia Presutti and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane   pose for a photo-op at the 20th Anniversary of El Museo Gala on Thursday, May 16, at Cipriani in Midtown Manhattan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane and Pilar Woodman   pose for a photo-op at the 20th Anniversary of El Museo Gala on Thursday, May 16, at Cipriani in Midtown Manhattan.  Ms. Wellerlane's fur by Helen Yarmak
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Count Vlad and Jean Shafiroff poses for a photo-op at the 20th Anniversary of El Museo Gala on Thursday, May 16, at Cipriani in Midtown Manhattan Ms. Shafiroff's Gown is by Oscar de la Renta
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Actor Raúl Esparza,and  Count Vlad pose for a photo-op at the 20th Anniversary of El Museo Gala on Thursday, May 16, at Cipriani in Midtown Manhattan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ron Capparella  glances at a beautifully decorated table at The 20th Anniversary El Museo del Barrio Annual Gala on Thursday, May 16, at Ciprianiin Midtown Manhattan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Catherine Petree-Biron poses for a photo-op at the 20th Anniversary of El Museo Gala on Thursday, May 16, at Cipriani in Midtown Manhattan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at the 20th Anniversary of El Museo Gala on Thursday, May 16, at Cipriani in Midtown Manhattan.  Ms. Wellerlane's fur by Helen Yarmak
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at the 20th Anniversary of El Museo Gala on Thursday, May 16, at Cipriani in Midtown Manhattan.  Ms. Wellerlane's fur by Helen Yarmak
 
 
 
Raúl Esparza Received the Excellence in the Arts Award At The 20th Anniversary El Museo del Barrio Annual Gala on Thursday, May 16, at CiEl Museo del Barrio. Ramiro Ortiz Mayorga also received the Trustee Leadership Award and Ricardo Villela Marino, CEO, Latin America Banco Itaú Unibanco with the Corporate Excellence in the Arts Award. The Gala Chairs were Valentino D. Carlotti, Fe Fendi, Valentin Hernández, and Marie Unanue.
Guests were greeted at 7pm with a specialty cocktail created by MundoFox in honor of El Museo’s Gala; this  replaced the Cipriani Bellini. MundoFox is a sponsor of the 2013 Gala. Jerónimo Gaxiola Balsa has designed the event’s décor; this year’s gala featured music by The Bob Hardwick Sound, led by Bob Hardwick, and music by DJ Honey Redmond who spun late into the night.
 
Artist Firelei Báez painted the table clothes that were showcased on many of the dinner tables. El Museo’s Chief Curator Chus Martínez chose her for the gala's "art intervention" saying “Firelei Báez (Dominican Republic, 1980) is an artist based in El Barrio. She produced a special project for all of us - a series of painted mantelpieces and ornamental elements. They are intense, colorful, and extravagant at moments. They convey the force of old myths from the Caribbean region. The paint should be understood as a being, full of force and the work produced for the night as a magical apparition to produce and perform a ritual communal event: the act of supporting, with our presence, art and its community.” The artwork (tablecloths) will be for sale at the end of Gala with proceeds benefiting El Museo.
 
Attending guests included: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Dimitrios Athanasopoulos, Tony Bechara (Chair of El Museo’s Board), Dr. Joyce Brown (President of FIT), Barbara Cirkva, Maria Cornejo, Jacqueline Weld-Drake and Rodman Drake, Gaetana Enders, Fe and Alessandro Fendi, Yaz (President of El Museo’s Board) and Valentin Hernández, Paloma Herrera, Dr. William A. Haseltine & Maria Eugenia Maury, Michael Kaiser, Eleanora and Michael Kennedy, Michele Gerber Klein, Alexandra Lebenthal, Kamie Lightburn, Laura Lie & William Lie Zeckendorf, Patricia Villela & Ricardo Villela Marino, Chus Martínez (El Museo’s Chief Curator), Jaimes Mayol (host of MundoFox’s Atrevete a Cantar), Marlon Moreno (actor, MundoFOX’s series El Capo), Enique Norten, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Walter Otero, Angel Otero, Enoc Perez, Carmen Ana & Joseph Unanue, Marie & Andy Unanue, Darcy & John Rigas, Marco Antonio Regil (TV host of MundoFOX’s Minuto Para Ganar), Suzette Millo (VP of Content Strategy for MundoFox),  Agatha Ruiz De La Prada, Narciso Rodriguez, John Schumacher, Jean and Martin Shafiroff, Carlo Tunioli (President at Benetton USA), James Wright, and Yliana Yepez de Gill.
This year’s Honorary Committee members included: Pedro Almodovar, Glenda Baily and Stephen Sumner, Hamish Bowles, Tania Bruguera, Edmundo Castillo, Maria Cornejo, Francisco Costa, Cameron Diaz, Pamela Herrera, David Maupin, Vik Muniz, Angel Otero, Enoc Perez, Liliana Porter, Narciso Rodriguez, Angel Sanchez, Hunt Slonem, Joses Solis Betancourt, Raul Suaraz, Mario Testino, Isabel & Ruben Toledo, and Stefano Tonchi.
 
Junior Council included: Carolina Alvarez-Mathies, Chrissy Crawford, Rebecca Fuente, Paige Gamble, Susanna Hong, Andrew Huszar, Susan Jaramillo, Jerome Levy, Evan List, Norma Lujan, Christine Miller Martin, Jennifer Mora, Carlos Ponce, Leticia Presutti, Camila Rachmanis, Joseph Rivera, Gabriel Rivera-Barraza, Oscar Rodriguez, Amanda Van Voorhees, Sabrina Wirth and Lisa Yom.
 
This event is always one of the most exciting tickets in the city’s social calendar. El Museo’s Gala is a festive soirée where international guests linger late into the evening.
 
 
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