On Thursday, May 9, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens hosted its annual gala in New York City.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) provided support for the event, and SNF representatives attended. SNF has provided repeated support for the School since 2003, including for projects at its Gennadius Library, and at last year’s gala was honored with the Gennadius Prize.
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, founded in 1881, provides a home base for scholars and students from nearly 200 American universities as they study and conduct research in Greece. The School has run the archaeological excavations at the Agora of Athens, for which SNF has provided repeated support, since 1931 and the excavations at ancient Corinth, which were celebrated at Thursday’s gala, since 1896. The event also honored Hetty Goldman, one of the first female archaeologists to work in Greece.