Last night, November 14, the Whitney Museum of American Art hosted its annual Art Party with co-chairs Zosia Mamet, Natasha Poly, Laura Kim, Fernando Garcia, Michael Carl and Micaela Erlanger. Art Party proceeds benefit the Whitney’s Independent Study Program and other education initiatives. This year’s fete was supported by Birkenstock, a first-time sponsor of the Whitney Art Party.
Supermodel and #girlcrush Ashley Graham and 2017 Whitney Biennial artist Raúl de Nieves hosted a pre-party dinner that brought together over art world tastemakers, celebrities and artists. During the dinner, guests enjoyed a performance by Young Paris in the museum’s Susan and John Hess Family Theater.
Following dinner, guests made their way downstairs for the Art Party featuring a DJ set by The Misshapes. Some notables include Nina Dobrev, Zoe Buckman, Hilary Rhoda, Alina Baikova, Eric Rutherford, Chelsea Leyland, Leigh Lezark, Margot and Mia Moretti.
Guests also got to enjoy the Whitney’s fall exhibitions, which made from some pretty instagrammable moments (search #whitneyartparty and you’ll know what we’re talking about.) The exhibitions included: Laura Owens, Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World, Toyin Ojih Odutola: To Wander Determined, An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940-2017, & Where We Are: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1900–1960.
The Art Party is hosted by the Whitney Contemporaries, a group of young leaders and arts patrons who play an active role in fulfilling the Whitney’s critical mission of supporting American art.
all images // Zach Hilty / BFA.