The Soane Honors
Honoring Wolf Burchard and Luke Ives Pontifell
Thursday, October 20, 2022
7 PM Cocktails
8 PM Dinner
Racquet and Tennis Club, 370 Park Avenue, New York City
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Our annual Soane Honors dinner returns on October 20, 2022. We are planning a festive evening at the Racquet and Tennis Club in New York City, and hope you will join us to celebrate Sir John Soane’s Museum, greet old and new friends, and honor two outstanding figures who embody the Soanean spirit:
Wolf Burchard, Associate Curator of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, recently unveiled the ingenious reconfiguration of the British Galleries and directed the highly acclaimed exhibition about Walt Disney and the animation of French decorative arts. Wolf’s creative interpretation of the past combined with his wide-reaching scholarship are a true hallmark of the Soanean tradition.
Luke Ives Pontifell, Founder of Thornwillow Press, is reviving the art and craft of letterpress and hand binding. He has published more than 100 original titles by historic and contemporary writers at his Makers Village in Newburgh, New York. Just as Sir John Soane prized his collection of limited edition books along with his paintings and sculptures as keys to understanding his place in history, so too does Luke work to keep history and the written word alive and tactile in our digital age.
Based in New York City, the Foundation supports Sir John Soane’s Museum in London and offers a rich and growing array of lectures, travel opportunities, and fellowships for young scholars to study the Museum and its collections.
By joining us on October 20, you help safeguard the future of Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation. We would be most grateful for your continued support!