The Museum of Modern Art’s David Rockefeller Award will be presented to Oprah Winfrey at a luncheon in New York on March 6, 2018.
The Award is presented annually by MoMA to an individual from the business community who exemplifies enlightened generosity and effective advocacy of cultural and civic endeavors. The event honorary co-chairs are Leon D. Black, Co-Chairman, Marie-Josée Kravis, President, and Jerry I. Speyer, Chairman of the Museum’s Board of Trustees; Les Moonves and Paula Crown are event co-chairs.
The David Rockefeller Award was named for the Museum’s honorary chairman, an early advocate of and successful pioneer in developing strong and enduring links between the corporate community and cultural organizations. Mr. Rockefeller was instrumental in creating the Chase Manhattan Art Collection, took a leadership role in forming the Business Committee for the Arts in 1967, and was a generous financial supporter of museums and cultural organizations in New York City and throughout the country. The Award luncheon benefits the Museum’s educational programs.
Oprah Winfrey is a global media leader, philanthropist, producer, and actress. For 25 years, Winfrey hosted the award-winning talk show “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” As Chairman and CEO, she is guiding her successful cable network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, is the founder of O, “The Oprah Magazine,” and oversees Harpo Films. Winfrey released her newest New York Times best-selling coffee table book “Wisdom of Sundays,” offering a collection of the most memorable moments from her four-time Emmy Award-winning talk series “Super Soul Sunday.” In 2013, Winfrey was awarded the Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor.