Our Blog

ACC to Celebrate 55th Anniversary on October 3 in New York

August 8, 2018

ACC will honor philanthropists David and Susan Rockefeller and dance artist Shen Wei on October 3, 2018.

For fifty-five years, the Asian Cultural Council has supported transformative cultural exchanges between artists and scholars in the United States and Asia. ACC will celebrate this milestone with a gala honoring David and Susan Rockefeller and John D. Rockefeller 3rd Award recipient Shen Wei. The ACC 55th Anniversary Gala will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City.


Susan Rockefeller and David Rockefeller, Jr.

David, a leading global philanthropist and ACC Trustee for twenty-eight years, and Susan, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, conservationist, and entrepreneur, are true champions of a more peaceful and sustainable world. David and Susan Rockefeller share a deep commitment to the Asian Cultural Council’s mission and to ACC founder John D. Rockefeller 3rd’s vision—to foster greater understanding and respect between the United States and Asia. 

ACC will also honor the 25th recipient of the John D. Rockefeller 3rd Award—dance artist, choreographer, and visual artist Shen Wei. Shen Wei has received recognition worldwide for choreography that bridges both the contemporary and the traditional, Eastern and Western aesthetics—an art that crosses the boundaries of cultural and temporal divides.


Shen Wei performing Folding; photo: Stephanie Berger 

The gala event will celebrate the accomplishments of ACC’s alumni, the success of its program, and its dedicated supporters across the globe. All proceeds from the event will directly support the ACC Fellowship Program. For more information, please contact Lauren Cherubini at 212 843 0422 or lcherubini@accny.org.

To purchase tickets, please visit https://gala.asianculturalcouncil.org.