Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner -- better known as the pop star Sting -- will serve as the musical guest at the
As previously announced, the gala will honor artist David Hockney and filmmaker Martin Scorsese.
Sting will perform at the gala dinner, which has become an annual fundraiser for the museum since its first edition in 2011. Past musical guests include Stevie Wonder and last year's Florence + The Machine.
The co-chairs of the gala are
Hockney is being honored with an installation at the museum titled "David Hockney: Seven Yorkshire Landscape Videos." The gala is also celebrating the restoration of four films by French director Agnès Varda, who will be the subject of an exhibition at the museum that opens the day after the event.
Sting's latest album is "The Last Ship," which is scheduled to be released in late September. He is also working on a Broadway show of the same title that is expected to open sometime in 2014.
Last year's gala honored Ed Ruscha and the late