The Whitney Museum hosted their annual Art Party, luring the best of New York’s creative scene.
Earlier this week emerging artists, young collectors and guests from the fashion, business and music worlds collided over botanical themed cocktails and a night of dancing. The occasion? The Whitney Museum’s annual Art Party, which raises money for the museum’s Independent Study Program. Co-chairs Natalie Ball, Edward Barsamian, Steven Beltrani, Micaela Erlanger, and Kambui Olujimi pulled together a spectacular evening that raised hundreds of thousands dollars for the program.
Plenty of familiar faces filled the space ranging from artist Salman Toor to fashion influencer Olivia Palermo, all making it a point to stop at the pink carpet and get their photo taken. For those not stopping at the step and repeat, they eagerly made their way to get a flute of Casa Dragones tequila before heading over to see a DJ set from MGMT, a nostalgic indie sleaze throwback.
As the ground floor of the museum became the dance floor, party goers were also able to explore the art on the other floors. Guests were got a first look at the Harold Cohen: AARON exhibition, which examines the role of AI within the art world. Aesop took over a gallery floor, with a scent activation where you can sample an array of products. As we headed up and down between the museum galleries the freight elevators took over as bars for the evening serving espresso martinis to make sure no one lost their buzz throughout the night. We certainly kept going.
From left to right: Olivia Palermo, Cynthia Rowley, Kit Keenan and Cynthia Rowley, MGMT.