Rago is pleased to include The Smithsonian Visionary Benefit Auction presented by the Smithsonian Women's Committee within our Modern Design sale on May 13th. This special section features works created by past and present Smithsonian Visionary Artists, all sold to benefit the Smithsonian Institution.

All lots in the Smithsonian Visionary Benefit Auction are of the primary market, unless otherwise indicated. They are being sold with all proceeds going to the Smithsonian Institution and will be shipped directly from the artist or the gallery. Rago is waiving both the seller’s commission and buyer’s premium on these lots.

Rago is privileged to participate in this exceptional event, celebrating these visionary artists and supporting one of our nation’s most important cultural institutions.

Suzanne Perrault

Smithsonian
Visionary Artists

The Visionary Award, established in 2014, is presented annually to artists who are deemed by curators in the field to have risen to the pinnacle in the world of sculptural arts and design, who have works in major museums, and who have demonstrated distinction, creativity, artistry, and of course, vision in his or her respective medium.

Patti Warashina, the 2020 recipient of the Visionary Award, joins the small but prestigious list of past recipients: Joyce J. Scott, Faith Ringgold, Dale Chihuly, Toots Zynsky, Wendell Castle and Albert Paley.
 

Patti Warashina
2020 Smithsonian Visionary Artist

Albert Paley
2014 Visionary Award Recipient

Faith Ringgold
2017 Visionary Award Recipient


Joyce J. Scott
2019 Visionary Award Recipient

Toots Zynsky
2015 Visionary Award Recipient

Dale Chihuly
2016 Visionary Award Recipient

Wendell Castle
2014 Visionary Award Recipient

The Smithsonian
Visionary Benefit Auction

Presented by the Smithsonian Women's Committee
Lots 263-274 of Modern Design on May 13th

All lots in the Smithsonian Visionary Benefit Auction are of the primary market, unless otherwise indicated. They are being sold with all proceeds going to the Smithsonian Institution and will be shipped directly from the artist or the gallery. Rago is waiving both the seller’s commission and buyer’s premium on these lots.

To participate in The Smithsonian Visionary Benefit Auction, register for Modern Design. You may leave bids in advance or arrange to participate live by phone or online. For additional information about bidding at auction, contact us at 609 397 9374 or bids@ragoarts.com.