Latinas 4 Latinas’ big gala-type event of the year, CONNECT 2018, a silent art auction and benefit cocktail party, counts with the amazing curatorship of Gaby Mizes, a museologist and art historian with an impressive record in the arts industry. At Latinas 4 Latinas, we are happy to be working with Gaby, and rely on her expertise and professionalism, which has allowed us to set a higher standard in the making of CONNECT 2018. Thanks to her dedication and set of skills that she has brought to the table, we are confident that CONNECT 2018 by Latinas 4 Latinas will be a total success, a memorable night to remember and to give back to those most in need.
Meet María Gabriela “Gaby” Mizes
María Gabriela “Gaby” Mizes is the Curator of CONNECT 2018–our Silent Art Auction. Gaby, who is originally from Argentina and graduated from the Instituto Argentino de Museologia and Columbia University in New York, has worked around the world for many museums and art institutions. These include: the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires; the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, as Assistant Curator of the traveling exhibition Latin American Artists of the Twentieth Century; and the American Federation of Arts, where she handled traveling exhibitions in the United States and abroad.
In Washington, D.C., Gaby founded Latin American ERA, a private consultancy company providing expertise in exhibitions and art management for national and international projects and has worked for the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and several private art collections. She is currently the Director of Registration at Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Maryland, where she has been coordinating exhibition installations, managing the outgoing loans program, and caring for the collection for over 11 years.
About CONNECT 2018 by Latinas 4 Latinas
CONNECT Silent Art Auction fundraising & benefit cocktail party brings the D.C.area and the arts community together to support the efforts of Nueva Vida, a non-profit organization that was founded in 1999 to fulfill the growing needs of the medically underserved Latino women affected by cancer in the Washington, D.C. area. The goal of CONNECT 2018 is to raise $50,000 to help Nueva Vida so that they continue to provide affordable and accessible healthcare, in addition to acting as a moral support to these afflicted women.
At 6:00 pm, Curator Gaby Mizes will be hosting a meet-and-greet and a private tour of the art auction for all VIP ticket holders. The curated selection of 107 artworks represents the work of 58 artists, many of whom will be present. Thanks to the work of Gaby Mizes, CONNECT 2018 is now a platform not only for established and emerging local and international artists, but also for artists with special needs to exhibit their talent and contribute to a great cause.
Latinas 4 Latinas and Curator Gaby Mizes invite you to a special night that will CONNECT your heart to a noble undertaking and awaken your love for the arts.