The Parrish Midsummer Gala Honors Maya Lin and Louise and Leonard Riggio
Art world leaders and cultural luminaries turned up this past Saturday for the Parrish Art Museum‘s annual Midsummer Party which saw a crowd of nearly 450 in attendance. Notable guests included artists Eric Fischl and April Gornik, curator Donna de Salvo, Pace Gallery’s Milly and Arne Glimcher, and actor Matt Dillon. Supporters Louise and Leonard Riggio along with artist Maya Lin were honored during this year’s bash.
Lin is known for her environmental-inspired installations and architectural projects. Her triptych “Bay Pond and Harbor Long Island” was installed on a wall in the cocktail space during the party. The Riggios are also collectors of her works and had recently installed a five-acre lawn sculpture by the artist on the grounds of their Bridgehampton home.
Following dinner, Lisa Dennison, Sotheby’s EVP, Chairman, Americas and Benjamin Doller, Sotheby’s Chairman, Americas moderated a spirited live auction at which guests bid on a multitude of experiences as well as to make donations in support of the museum’s educational programming. Over $1 million dollars was raised by the end of the night. At the Late Night Party following the dinner, DJ Alice Longyu Gao had guests dancing the night away in the Lichtenstein Theater.
If you weren’t able to make it out to the fête, here are a selection of images from the night: