The Max Warburg Courage Curriculum celebrated its 24th anniversary at the Liberty Hotel, with more than 150 supporters and friends of the organization’s middle- and high-school character development programs. The special guest was Iman Abdul-Musawwir, who spoke about traveling with a classmate to Lebanon to help implement the curriculum in two schools. (Abdul-Musawwir, a 2000 Max Warburg Fellow, grew up in Cambridge and currently attends the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis.) Also there were trustees Stephanie Warburg, Nancy Adams, Carrie Minot Bell, and Pamela Humphrey. . . Who better to write about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum than its director? Anne Hawley, the museum’s Norma Jean Calderwood director, has a new book called “Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Daring by Design,” which is focused on the process of planning and designing the museum’s 70,000-square-foot addition. In addition to Hawley’s account of creating the Gardner’s first expansion with architect Renzo Piano, architecture critic Robert Campbell provides commentary. . . Fashionable writer/director/artist Liz Goldwyn — granddaughter of MGM founder Samuel Goldwyn — spoke at MFA’s Fashion Council event the other night hosted by council advisory committee vice chair Megan O’Block and attended by Michelle Finamore, the MFA’s Penny Vinik Curator of Fashion, among others.