Inside the 2022 YoungArts Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
April 12, 2022
A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM Guests grabbing pre-dinner cocktails in the lobby of The Met
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On Monday night, YoungArts held its annual New York gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, celebrating the organization’s 40th anniversary season.
The evening kicked off with cocktails in the Met’s lobby. Guests were serenaded with a performance by Jay Julio and Violetta Norrie in front of the museum’s Great Hall staircase.
Drinks were followed by a seated dinner inside the museum’s iconic Temple of Dendur. Throughout the dinner service, guests were treated to performances by YoungArts award winners, directed by actress — and 1997’s winner in Theater — Zuzanna Szadkowski. Meanwhile, Josh Groban, also a Theater winner (in 1999), acted as the night’s emcee.
Overall, the evening raised nearly one million dollars in support of artists nationwide.
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