More than 500 dinner guests were greeted with the signature Cipriani Bellini followed by dinner and celebrations. This year’s gala featured memorable performances by Gala Chair CuCu Diamantes and The Pedrito Martínez Group. The event’s décor and entertainment were both inspired by Pablo Picasso. The night was led by a group of music and visual artists donating their time to celebrate a museum that supports the El Museo community.
Notable guests and patrons included Susan Sarandon, Gabriela Isler Miss Universe®, Jeisa Chiminazzo, Kiara Kabukurub, Grace Mahary, Ambassador Sandra Fuentes-Berain, Francois Payard, Jessica Joffe, Amy Astley, Carlos Campos, Ray Smith, & Mark Seliger, Tony Bechara (Chair of El Museo’s Board), Yaz and Valentin Hernández, Gaily and John Beinecke, Perla Capriles, Michael García, Francisco X. Gonzalez and Jeannette M. Baez, Frank Burgel and America Gonzalez, Mr. and Mrs. John S. Heimann, Warren James, Michael Kaiser, Alexandra Lebenthal and Jeremy Diamond, Galerie Lelong, Leslie Dumont and Fred Levin, Mary and Larry McCaffrey, Laura and Richard Parsons, Leticia and Rick Presutti, Tracey and Phillip Riese, Norma and David Smith, Carmen Ana Unanue, and Marie and Andy Unanue.
Photo credit: BFA