Annual Luncheon Benefits Educational Programs for NYC School Children

Judy Glickman Lauder, internationally recognized photographer, collector, and philanthropist, will be honored with New-York Historical Society’s Distinguished Service Award at its 2023 Strawberry Festival benefit luncheon, an annual event that traces its roots to 1856 when guests gathered at Washington Square and enjoyed a “stimulating lecture and a strawberry feast.” The luncheon will take place on April 3 at New-York Historical (170 Central Park West at 77th Street) and feature Ms. Glickman Lauder in conversation with Jeff Rosenheim, the Joyce Frank Mechschel Curator in Charge of the Department of Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, as they discuss her life, career, and philanthropy. Event check-in begins at 11:30 am with the luncheon and program to follow at noon. 

“Judy’s black-and-white images of Holocaust sites and portraits of former Danish resistance fighters document historical truths of extremes—unspeakable evil and exceptional humanity—that cannot be captured in words,” said Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang, chair of New-York Historical’s Board of Trustees. “New-York Historical shares Judy’s commitment in reaching the public through exhibitions and programs at the nexus of art and history.  Judy Glickman Lauder embodies the qualities that merit our highest honor for women in public life.” 

Judy Glickman Lauder’s work is held in private collections and public institutions around the world, including the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the United States Holocaust Museum, Washington, DC. She is represented by the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York City. A number of her photographs were recently published by the Aperture Foundation in a book titled Beyond the Shadows: The Holocaust and the Danish Exception (2018). These photographs are also the subject of two traveling exhibitions, Holocaust: The Presence of the Pastand Resistance and Rescue: Denmark’s Response to the Holocaust. Ms. Glickman Lauder serves on the Board of Trustees of the Portland Museum of Art and is a member of both the Getty Museum Photographic Council and the Photographic Visiting Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In addition, she is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain.

Judy Glickman Lauder joins a remarkable list of people celebrated at the Strawberry Festival in past years. Previous honorees include Tina Brown, Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss, Stuart Weitzman, Loretta Lynch, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Mika Brzezinski, Hillary Clinton, Kirsten Gillibrand, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Michelle Obama, Anna Quindlen, Christine Quinn, Cokie Roberts, Lesley Stahl, Pat Klingenstein, and Sue Ann Weinberg.

Proceeds from the Strawberry Festival support a wide range of online and onsite education and history programs and exhibitions, including New-York Historical’s award-winning, gallery-based, in-school, and after-school history and civics programs offered to more than 250,000 students annually.

Tickets for the 2023 Strawberry Festival begin at $1,000, and table prices begin at $5,000. For tickets or more information, please call Barbi Zakin at (212) 744-0799 or e-mail

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