Tanenbaum Hosts Second Annual Art Auction
PC: Society & Diplomatic Review
On March 16th, Tanenbaum hosted its second Divinely Inspired: Celebrating Our Differences Through Art with a spectacular gathering at the Rubin Museum. Art enthusiasts and distinguished guests admired the works of renowned artists inspired by their diverse faiths and spirituality. Their art supports and uplifts Tanenbaum’s mission to promote justice and build respect for religious differences.
Mark Fowler thanking the co-hosts of the evening were George Negroponte and Toula Livanos, to Shelley & Donald Rubin who provided the space for the event, and to the artists who so generously donated their work.
The sponsors of this year were, Tanenbaum Founder and President, Dr. Georgette F. Bennett and Dr. Leonard S. Polonsky CBE; Foa & Son; Monika M. Machon and Richard Bram; Libra Group, Industrious, Artsy, Julian and Kim MacQueen, Jacob Benzaquen, and to Jennifer Wright and Christie’s. Finally, thank you to the bidders and attendees who helped to make the evening a success, and to the artists, whose contributions are the foundation of this event.
If you could not attend the live event, you can still bid online here! The auction will continue through March 28th.
At Tanenbaum, the mission is to promote justice and build respect for religious difference by transforming individuals and institutions to reduce prejudice, hatred, and violence. As a secular and non-sectarian non-profit, Tanenbaum works to promote religious peacebuilders who help counter extremism and violence in armed conflicts, and tackles religious bullying of students, harassment in workplaces, and disparate health treatment for people based on their beliefs.
Tanenbaum works with institutions, organizations and individuals globally, reaching 4+ million workplace employees, 43,000+ students, and 420 + medical students and educators.
In every conflict, you can find men and women driven by their religious beliefs and ready to risk their lives to end death and destruction. From every different religion, Tanenbaum seeks these heroes out. They are called Peacemakers in Action and each of them has a unique personal history and approach to making the world safe.
Pictured above include the Peacemakers Dr. Ephraim Isaac of Ethiopia, Dr. Sarah Ahmed of Iraq, Dr. Yehezkul Yandal of Israel, Tanenbaum President and Founder, Dr. Georgette F. Bennett , Tanenbaum Communications Committee Member and Carnegie Ethics Studio Executive Producer, Deborah Carroll, and Tanenbaum CEO, Rev. Mark Fowler, Nancy Wolfe, Dasha Tanner, and artists whose works are featured.