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Newport Art Museum Summer Art Party
July 15 @ 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
On Friday, July 15, 2022 the Newport Art Museum will host its annual summer fundraiser, the Summer Art Party, a tradition that dates back to 1927. One of the most highly anticipated and lively cultural events of Newport’s summer season, the Art Museum’s festive dinner dance attracts cultural and civic leaders, artists, collectors, philanthropists, and other art-world notables from across the country. The evening will celebrate the Museum’s exceptional history and officially open the summer exhibition “Georgia O’Keeffe: Things I Had No Words For.” Work by the celebrated American Modernist, who lived and worked in Santa Fe and Taos, was first exhibited at the Museum in 1938, and the Muuseum is proud to bring her work back to Newport. All proceeds from the Summer Art Party are in support of the Art Museum’s extensive exhibition program.
Summer Art Party 2022 co-chair Ellen Bowman, Elizabeth Brooks, Kimberly Cummins, Patrick Dolat, Fran Slutsky, and Ellie Voorhes have planned a festive, Sante Fe-inspired evening as a nod to the time O’Keeffe spent living and working in New Mexico. Southwestern fare and cocktails prepared by Blackstone Caterers will be served, and Jill Rizzo of Studio Choo East will design the event’s artful floral decorations. The dance floor will be back this year and DJ Meghan Taylor from Chicago will be mixing the music.
A live auction will feature one-of-a-kind travel and culinary experiences. Auctioneer John Hays, Deputy Chairman of Christie’s, will be in charge of the live auction followed by a paddle raise, which will support the Art Museum’s dynamic exhibition program.
The Museum is grateful to its generous Summer Art Party supporters: Joan and Richard Abrams, Reenie and Robert Barrow, David and Ellie Voorhes, DiSanto Priest Charitable Foundation, The Gewirz Family, Newport Lamp & Shade Company, Turner C. Scott, Barbara and Larry Schoenfeld, Karl and Teryn Weintz and in-kind sponsor Mancini Beverage.
More information, as well as the opportunity to purchase tickets and tables, are available at www.newportartmuseum.org/artparty.