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El Museo Del Barrio will host its 23rd annual gala on May 12 honoring MAC Cosmetics and Ruben and Isabel Toledo. The event will be held at the Plaza Hotel in New York.

The gala will celebrate the museum’s forthcoming retrospective on Puerto Rican fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez, titled “Antonio Lopez: Future Funk Fashion,” opening June 14.

This year’s gala chairs are Narciso Rodriguez and Maria Eugenia Maury and William A. Haseltine. Among those on the honorary committee are Lazaro Hernandez, Jack McCollough, Candy Pratts Price, André Leon Talley and Maria Cornejo.

MAC will receive the award for corporate excellence in the arts, and the Toledos for excellence in the arts.

The gala is El Museo’s most important fundraising event of the year, raising support for their exhibitions and public and educational programs. The museum is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street in New York. Ticket information is available gala@elmuseo.org.

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