Miami Art Museum’s Ball

The Sparkling Finale to Art Basel Season

Rob Schechter with MAM Trustees Deborah Hoffman,
Susana Ibargüen and Terry Schechter

“Moon Over Miami” was the theme of Miami Art Museum’s Ball at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, culminating the week of Art Basel Miami Beach.

More than six hundred and fifty elegant guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as the first social gala to be held at the magnificently renovated Fontainebleau Miami Beach began. The romantically nostalgic sounds of the George Tandy Orchestra, center stage at “The MAM Supper Club,” ushered the guests into the Ballroom for an enchanted evening of dinner and dancing.

More than $800,000 was raised to support Miami Art Museum’s Annual Fund to ensure that MAM will continue to provide programs that make it the epicenter of art in Miami and a frontrunner on the international contemporary art scene.

The MAM Board of Trustees hosted this year’s Ball with Trustees Terry Schechter and Deborah Hoffman spearheading their efforts.

Andrew Hall and MAM President Gail Meyers

Representing the presenting sponsor of this year’s Ball, Keith Nadolski, Divisional Vice President, Aircraft Sales, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, said “Gulfstream is happy to be part of this exciting evening celebrating art in Miami and honoring our dear friends, Lori and Milton Ferrell.”

Among the guests attending the Ball were Mrs. Lori Ferrell, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Podhurst, Mr. Terry Riley, Ms. Gail Meyers and Mr. Andrew Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Rob Schechter, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hoffman, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Abess, Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Agatston, Dr. and Mrs. Phillip Frost, Ambassador and Mrs. Paul L. Cejas, Mr. and Mrs. Alfonso Fanjul, Ms. Mimi Floback, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moss, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Muss, Mr. and Mrs. Alberto Ibarguen, Mr. and Mrs. Jorge M. Perez, Ms. Pat Papper, Founding MAM Director Ms. Suzanne Delehanty, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Nadolski, Mr. Yinka Shonibare MBE, Mr. Robert Chambers and Ms. Mette Tommerup, Mr. Daniel Arsham and Ms. Jennifer Goldberg, Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman and Mrs. Bruno A. Barreiro, Commissioner Audrey Edmonson, City of Miami Commissioner and Mrs. Marc Sarnoff, City Manager and Mrs. Pedro G. Hernandez, Assistant City Manager and Mrs. Roger Hernstadt, Ms. Lisa Dennison, and Mr. and Mrs. John Henry.

Chairman of MAM’s Board of Trustees Aaron Podhurst,
Dorothy Podhurst, Sydney Carpel, David Schaecter

Wendy Wischer, a local artist whose work is among Miami Art Museum’s permanent collection, loaned her 2006 installation “Rage of the Caliban,” courtesy of David Castillo Gallery, for the evening’s festivities. A projected depiction of phases of the moon on the wall with its image reflected on a vast mirror below, the work moved well beyond “decoration” and filled the room with
true art.