a portrait of Glenn Close by Brigitte Lacombe

Photo by Brigitte Lacombe


Glenn Close to be honored at the Museum's annual gala Salute

Monday, December 3, 2018 at 583 Park Avenue

Glenn Close is one of the most acclaimed actresses of our time, with nominations for six Academy Awards, twelve Golden Globes, twelve Emmys, and four Tonys. Whatever the role, from her star-making performances in The Big Chill and Fatal Attraction to her unforgettable portrayal of Patty Hewes in Damages, she commands attention through the brilliance and emotional power of her work.

Close will be honored by the Museum at its 32nd annual Salute on Monday, December 3 at 583 Park Avenue. The evening will include cocktails, dinner, and an award presentation featuring clips of career highlights introduced by her friends and colleagues.

She joins the ranks of past honorees who have received the Museum’s Salute including: Annette Bening, Warren Beatty, Tom Cruise, Clint Eastwood, Robert DeNiro, Robin Williams, Goldie Hawn, Dustin Hoffman, Tom Hanks, Hugh Jackman, Steve Martin, Julianne Moore, Al Pacino, Sidney Poitier, Julia Roberts, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Jimmy Stewart.

Close stars in the upcoming Sony Pictures Classics release, The Wife, an adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s novel, with Jonathan Pryce and Christian Slater, directed by Bjorn Runge and opening this August. She will make her Public Theater debut this fall in the New York premiere of Jane Anderson’s Mother of the Maid, as the mother of Joan of Arc. Last year, Close reprised her Tony Award-winning role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Sunset Boulevard, in a new production in London.

She made her feature debut in The World According to Garp, earning her first Oscar nomination; and was subsequently nominated for The Big Chill, The Natural, Fatal Attraction, Dangerous Liaisons, and Albert Nobbs, for which she was also co-screenwriter, producer, and lyricist on the Golden Globe–nominated song, "Lay Your Head Down."

Close made her theater, and Broadway, debut in Harold Prince’s revival of Love for Love. Her theater credits include The Crucifer of Blood, Barnum (Tony nomination) and Tony Awards for her performances in The Real Thing, Death and the Maiden, and Sunset Boulevard.

Starting in 2007, Close headlined the legal thriller Damages for five seasons, winning two consecutive Best Actress Emmys. Her twelve Golden Globe nominations include a Best Actress Award for a television production of The Lion in Winter. Among her twelve Emmy nominations is a Best Actress Award for Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (earning her a Peabody Award as executive producer).

Close co-founded the charity Bring Change to Mind, which confronts the stigma and misunderstanding around mental illness, and is co-chair of the Panthera Conservation Council, dedicated to the conservation of the world’s 36 species of wild cats.

The Salute will help support the Museum's education and community engagement programs, which serve youth and adults, and children and their families, most of whom are residents of the most ethnically diverse region in the world, Queens.

Individual tickets to the event start at $1,500. For more information or to reserve your ticket, please contact Event Associates at 212 245 6570.