Museum of Contemporary Art Celebrates India with POP BOLLYWOOD Fundraiser
The joyful and vibrant world of Bollywood came to North Miami, as the Museum of Contemporary Art hosted POP BOLLYWOOD a spectacular fundraiser in the theme of the popular Mumbai-based film genre. Chaired by Lourdes Jofre-Collett and Diane and Alan Lieberman, more than 800 guests attended MOCA’s POP BOLLYWOOD which raised funds for the museum’s permanent collection and public programs.
Le Basque Catering & Productions and KARLA Conceptual Events transformed the museum into a magical palace with magenta and tangerine-colored fabric, beaded cushions, sensuous carvings, dramatic lighting, Bhangra dancers and Bollywood film clips. Partygoers sampled tantalizing dishes from Mint Leaf Indian Brasserie, Shiraz Catering and Sonesta Coconut Grove Bayfront Hotel while sipping Kingfisher Beer and Grey Goose Vodka’s newest cocktail “Slumdog Melloniare” created especially for that evening. Many of the guests embraced the spirit of the evening by dressing in richly-colored shimmering saris or elegant tunics.
MOCA Executive Director Bonnie Clearwater and POP Chairs Lourdes Jofre Collett and Diane Lieberman wore beautiful jewels from Cartier which sponsored the luxurious VIP lounge area “The Ruby Room”. Actor Manu Narayan, star of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Bombay Dreams” and Mike Myers’ co-star in “The Love Guru” graciously thanked patrons for their support of the arts and MOCA, and Bollywood actress and dancer Pallavi Sharda gave an exquisite performance, inspiring patrons to keep the dance floor packed.