[All photos by Clint Spaulding for PMc]
The members of the council share a passion for art collection and show their devotion to the museum's artists by helping them distribute their work among the contemporary art world. They are commonly found giving talks and walking tours around the Whitney Museum, but last night, they ditched their explanations about art in favor of some other...more celebratory topics.
The Knights of the Roundtable were there! And they brought disposable cameras!
Aurel Schmidt, Maureen Gallace Fern Tesler, Cecilia Wolfson, Allison Wiener
The Whitney's Biennial curator, Francesco Bonami, recently spent 112 minutes with NYMag, and he offered to paint one writer a painting. Perhaps he took even more requests last night? The crowd certainly looks like all their art collections just got serious.
Tam Tran, Courtney Chilov Lisa Anastos, Diego Marroquis
We wish we were there for this, because either it's two long lost family members reuniting, or this is an artist thanking a council member for making her famous. We don't know -- but we'd really like to.
Thomas Houseago, Lesley Vance
Adam Weinberg Jasmine Beatrice, John Dempsey, Andrea Lanna
Adam Weinberg, Sharon Hayes Lisa Anastsos, Donna De Salvo
Mungo Thomson, Lesley Vance