Most of the photographs come under the category of "Events," which include those held at PMA as well as other venues, and capture formal as well as informal gatherings. Documented here are exhibition openings, receptions, and special events at which d'Harnoncourt was the guest of honor, as well as commencement ceremonies at which she received honorary degrees. A special occasion for PMA was in 1997 when First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton came for a personal tour of two special exhibitions featuring the works of Auguste Rodin. Nearly a dozen photos document the visit. Candid shots include d'Harnoncourt and others in various cities attending special events or socializing with friends and colleagues in a cabin in the woods or on the beach.
Several photographs document events hosted by institutions with which d'Harnoncourt was professionally affiliated, serving as a board member or advisor. Of note are the snapshots of her trip in 2002 to Russia. D'Harnoncourt was appointed to the International Advisory Board of the State Hermitage Museum in 1999, and based on her files, she traveled there to attend board meetings in 2001, 2002 and 2003. D'Harnoncourt had both a long-term personal and professional affiliation with the Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), located in Philadelphia. The event documented here celebrates both ties. For its 15th anniversary benefit in 1992, FWM honored d'Harnoncourt, along with renowned sculptor Louise Bourgeois. Sixteen contact sheets record gala attendees, which included d'Harnoncourt's 92 year-old mother. The program included in the folder describes the achievements of both honorees and outlines the evening's agenda.