Fashion and Art Elite Come Out For Whitney Museum Art Party

More than 1,000 art lovers, celebrities, and supporters of the Whitney Museum of American Art attended the 2013 Whitney Art Party, hosted by the Whitney Contemporaries, the Museum’s dynamic group of young collectors and art enthusiasts. The event was sponsored by Max Mara at Skylight at Moynihan Station. This year’s Art Party raised more than $450,000 in funds towards the Whitney’s Independent Study Program and other education initiatives.

Honorary Co-Chairs Maria Giulia Maramotti, Hannah Bronfman, and Nichole Galicia, Event Co-Chairs Mark Amadei, Jessica Gersh, and Maureen Nash, the Whitney’s Alice Pratt Brown Director Adam D. Weinberg and the Whitney Contemporaries celebrated with guests Olivia Wilde, Adam Driver, Lake Bell, Hanneli Mustaparta, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, Ambra Medda & Damian Kulash, Giovanna Battaglia, Rebecca Minkoff, Ashley Platt, Anastasia Rogers, Jon Neidich, Laura de Gunzburg, Lauren Remington Platt, Pippa Cohen, Lauren Bosworth, Urs Fischer, Nur Khan, Jourdan Dunn, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Kyle DeWoody, Joann Pailey, Henry Joost, Leandra Medine, Olivia Sandelman, Francesca DiMattio, Michael Avedon, Nathalie Joos, Arden Wohl, Eric Cahan, Samira Nasr, Athena Calderone, Erin Wasson, LouLou Roberts, Nicole Trunfio, Karla Martinez, Scott Campbell, Lola Montes Schnabel, Melanie Berliet, Jeisa Chiminazzo, Amy Globus, Nina Freudenberger, Andrea Mary Marshall, Jane Keltner de Valle, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo, Nicolas Lobo, Daniel Newman, Franklin Evans, Judith Bernstein, Kadar Brock, Harif Guzman, Daniel Arsham, Eric Cahan, Sam Moyer, Ara Dymond, Kasper Sonne, Ellen Jong, Gregory Johnston enjoyed cocktails by Belvedere and bubbles from Chandon. Highlighting the event were DJ sets by Harley Viera-Newton* and Brendan Fallis. This year, for the first time, the Art Party Auction was presented in partnership with, which hosted a pre-sale preview that generated close to $70,000 in funds.

Founded in 1930, the Whitney Museum of American Art is the world’s leading museum of twentieth-century and contemporary art of the United States. In addition to its landmark exhibitions, including the Whitney Biennial, the Museum is known internationally for events and educational programs of exceptional significance and as a center for research, scholarship, and conservation.

Premier collection of the Max Mara Fashion Group, is the epitome of Italian style and luxury, a confident and contemporary collection of tailored silhouettes, sumptuous fabrications and couture details applied to ready-to-wear. Known for stylish coats, form-skimming separates, sharp suits and elegant accessories, Max Mara was founded by the late visionary Achille Maramotti in 1951.

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