Jack Donaghy is coming to town. Alec Baldwin announced yesterday that he and his wife Hilaria will co-chair the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery’s “Yoga: The Art of Transformation” exhibit gala this October.
The actor made the announcement in a tweet from hit foundation’s account, which is separate from his famously heated and active one. Allison Peck, the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery’s head of public affairs and marketing, confirmed the news to DCist.
The currently expecting Hilaria Baldwin is a yoga instructor. The second Mrs. Baldwin turned her husband on to yoga, which he credits for his significant weight loss. You can watch Baldwin talk about yoga and do some poses in the video below, which would make his “30 Rock” character cringe.
The exhibit is the Smithsonian’s second attempt at crowdfunding. Two weeks after the campaign’s launch, just over $21,000 of the $125,000 goal has been raised.
Sackler announced this week that Whole Foods will match up to $70,000 of money donated. The gallery is spreading the word about the campaign through social media and so-called yoga messengers. So far, 90 have signed up, according to Peck.
“Yoga: The Art of Transformation” opens Oct. 19.