Third Annual “A Night at the Museum”

Benefiting the Bass Museum of Art

Christina Getty-Maercks, George Lindemann, & Criselda Breene

The Bass Museum of Art, one of Miami Beach’s key cultural landmarks, along with a select group of the city’s leading arts patrons and philanthropists rang in its annual fundraiser. With over 500 guests in attendance, “A Night at the Museum” was a night to remember.

Guests enjoyed hors d’oeurves by TiramesU, cocktails and refreshments from Mandarine Napleon, Kanon Organic Vodka, Yardbird , Zonin Prosecco, Breezette, Vie Vite, and Perrier and sweet treats from Stella’s Sweet Shoppe. While guests sipped and noshed, they were entertained with beats by DJ Sample & Saxophonist Natty Rico. Celebrating the museums’ latest exhibition: “Charles LeDray: Bass Museum of Art” curated by Bass Museum of Art adjunct curator, Steven Holmes, guests enjoyed a private preview of the institutions newest exhibition, featuring LeDray’s most ambitious piece, “MENS SUITS”.

The museum continues its mission: “to inspire and educate by exploring the connections between our historical collections and contemporary art”. In doing so, on view in the Taplin Gallery are selections from the permanent collection in dialogue with contemporary works on loan. There was also a silent auction filled with art experiences such as: a studio visit and lunch with artist Carlos Betancourt, Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 VIP Package and Wynwood art and design tour with Nina Johnson of Gallery Diet, among many others.

Romero Britto, Alina & Anthony Shriver & friend

Notable attendees included: Executive Director and Chief Curator Silvia Karman Cubiñá and Bass Museum of Art Board President George Lindemann; A Night at the Museum event co-chairs Criselda Breene & Christina Getty-Maercks; exhibiting artist Charles LeDray and local artists: Agustina Woodgate, Manny Prieres, Frances Trombly, Leyden Rodríguez- Casanova, Carlos Betancourt, and Cristina Lei Rodriguez; gallerists Fred Snitzer, Nina Johnson, David Castillo, and Anthony Spinello; collectors Charles Cowles, Constance & Marty Marguiies, and Kathryn Mikesell; Anthony K. Shriver, Belkys Nerey, Terence Riley, Fernando Wong, Alison Zhuk, Suzi & Walid Wahab, Fabian Basabe, JP Souto, Lisa Pliner, Nicole Lozano, Patty & Leonard Fluxman; Bass Museum of Art Board Members: Kathy Vedovi. Alan Randolph, Ali Matlick, Hugh Bush, Jonathan Z. Kurry, Jose Miguel Net, Laura Paresky Gould, Lida Rodriguez-Taseff, Ramiro E. del Amo, Richard Toledo, Brian Ehlrich, Sarah Harrelson and husband, interior designer Austin Harrelson, and Tom Murphy.

Photos by World Red Eye & Manny Hernandez

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