On Thursday, May 5, 2022, the Art21 Family Reunion was held in New York City in celebration of 25 years of Art21. The beautiful spring evening was charged with energy as the event brought together Art21’s global family of artists, filmmakers, educators, trustees, funders, and supporters.
The Art21 Family Reunion honored longtime Art21 supporter and President Emerita Migs Wright and award-winning filmmakers Stanley Nelson and Marcia Smith of Firelight Media. Filmmaker and trustee, Christine Turner gave touching remarks about Stanley and Marcia’s dedication to storytelling before presenting them onto the stage. Migs Wright was introduced by television director and trustee Tucker Gates, who shared stories about Migs, including her passion for fly-fishing. Guests watched short films about the honorees, as well as Art21’s impact and vision for the future, and artists’ testimonials. Executive Director and Chief Curator, Tina Kukielski and board chairman, James Cohan provided special remarks about the impact of having accessibility to art.