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2008 Hispanic Society Gala
Rainbow Room
30 Rockefeller Plaza
October 2, 2008

Written by Wendy R. Williams

 

Opposite Photo: Luis Olivas, President of Bancaja receiving the Sorolla medal from Trustee Mariette Arguimbau Scott
Photo Credit: Miguel Rajmil


The Hispanic Society of American hosted a festive gala at the Rainbow Room to honor NYU Professor Jonathan Brown and José Luis Olivas, the President of Bancaja, the largest bank in Spain. Both honorees were lauded for their support and advancement of Spanish art and culture.

The Hispanic Society supports one of Manhattan’s hidden treasures, the incredibe Hispanic Society Museum and Library located at 155-156 Streets and Broadway in upper Manhattan. The library is an old world treasure, housed in two main buildings. The southernmost building displays the antiquities and the northernmost building houses a stunning collection of contemporary Spanish art. There is an old cobbled stone plaza between the buildings that evokes a different century. Visiting the museum is a trip to a different world and something no true art lover should miss. hispanicsociety.org/hispanic/museum.htm

On the night of October 2, 2008, over three hundred guests attended the black tie event at the Rainbow Room, dancing to the Bob Hardwick Sound. It was a beautiful night, a celebration of Spanish art by Manhattan's elegant Spaniards.


The Scene
Photo Credit: Stephen Grande Jr.

Former Governor George Pataki and Ignacio Sanchez Galan, CEO of Iberdrola
Photo Credit: Miguel Rajmil
Honorees José Luis Olivas, on behalf of Bancaja, and Prof. Jonathan Brown
Photo Credit: Miguel Rajmil


Dr. Mitchell Codding, Director of the Hispanic Society of America,
Professor Jonathan Brown, Mariette Arguimbau Scott and George Moore,
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hispanic Society of America

Photo Credit: Miguel Rajmil

Liliana Dominguez and Christian Cota
Photo Credit: Miguel Rajmil


Annabel Mariaca and Alberto Mariaca
Photo Credit: Miguel Rajmil

 

Chiquinquirá Figueroa, Artist Hugo Fontela, and Mencia Figueroa
Photo Credit: Miguel Rajmil
Artist Victoria Febrer Dancing with Sir Peter Lyden, Director of Development, American Ballet Theatre
Photo Credit: Miguel Rajmil


Eugenia Lopez, Michel Heredia, and Designer Michael Bastian
Photo Credit: Stephen Grande Jr.


Marta Sanchez, Singer
Photo Credit: Miguel Rajmil


Honduran Designer Carlos Campos and Megan Keith
Photo Credit: Miguel Rajmil


Bisila Bokoko, Executive Director Spain- U.S. Chamber of Commerce,
Luis lvarez, Theatrical Producer and Carla Garcia de la Mora
Photo Credit: Miguel Rajmil


Singer Marta Sanchez with José Luis Olivas, President of Bancaja, and Family
Photo Credit: Miguel Rajmil


Singer Marta Sanchez Performing "New York, New York"
Photo Credit: Stephen Grande Jr.

 



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