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Michael Carl, Olivia Palermo, Adam Weinberg, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Nigel Sylvester

Whitney Art Party Dazzles Once Again

On January 28, 2020, the Whitney Museum of American Art hosted its annual Art Party with co-chairs Olivia Palermo, Nigel Sylvester, Michael Carl, Micaela Erlanger, and artist Jamian Juliano-Villani. Art Party proceeds benefit the Whitney’s Independent Study Program and other education initiatives.

The evening, which was sponsored by Tod’s, brought together guests from the worlds of fashion, film, art, philanthropy, and business for an evening featuring live musical performances, cocktails, and dancing. Guests included actresses Katie Holmes, Julia Fox, Kate Walsh, Willa Fitzgerald and former NFL football player Victor Cruz.

Following dinner, guests joined the Art Party on the museum’s ground floor, enjoying DJ sets by DizzyFae, OkayKaya, and SHYBOI. On the Museum’s 8th floor Studio Cafe, attendees enjoyed a special performance of exhibiting Whitney artist Darren Bader’s triple DJ, performed by BEARCAT, br0nz3_g0dd3ss, and Riobamba. Bader currently has a solo exhibition at the Whitney, fruits, vegetables; fruit and vegetable salad, in which fresh fruits and vegetables are presented as formal objects and turned into salad before over-ripening. Attendees were brought to the eighth floor in the museum’s large elevator which had a specialty tequila bar provided by Casa Noble.

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photos // Vikram Valluri BFA.com, Tiffany Sage BFA.com