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Edmund Burke Award

Statesman, theorist, and philosopher: The work of Edmund Burke (1729-1797) is as pertinent today is has ever been. Last year, celebrating our thirty-fourth season, The New Criterion honored the distinguished writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali with the fourth annual Edmund Burke Award for Service to Culture and Society. This year we are delighted to honor Philippe de Montebello with the fifth iteration of the award. Please join us on April 26, 2017 as we celebrate his work at a gala dinner at The Metropolitan Club in New York City.

”" The New Criterion’s Edmund Burke Award for Service to Culture & Society honors individuals who have made conspicuous contributions to the defense of civilization. During his more than thirty years as Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philippe de Montebello worked tirelessly to preserve the very best of our cultural patrimony. His deep understanding of and respect for the grand Western humanist tradition helped to secure the Met’s standing as a beacon of civilization and to ensure that generations present and future will be able to appreciate our common artistic heritage. We are delighted, in our anniversary year, to honor him with the fifth Edmund Burke Award for Service to Culture and Society.

We are delighted to be able to offer advance ticket sales for $1,000 each. All contributions to the Edmund Burke Award gala directly support the activities of The New Criterion, and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. For information about table sponsorship opportunities, please contact Eric Simpson: simpson@newcriterion.com or 212-247-6980.

We are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of tickets for members of the Young Friends of The New Criterion at a reduced rate of $250 each.

April 26, 2017 | 6:30 PM
The Metropolitan Club, New York
black tie

If you are unable to attend but still wish to show your support for The New Criterion, we appreciate any gift you can contribute.

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