American Folk Art Museum Celebrates Advocates for the Arts

by MATHIAS ROSENZWEIG · November 12, 2009

midding-mosphere[All photos by NICK HUNT for PMc]. Last night, the American Folk Art Museum Gala celebrated arts advocacy  at the Tribeca Rooftop. Despite the chill outside, guests of the event kept warm with cocktails and by tearing up the dance floor.

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Hosted by the co-chairs and honorees of the museum, including president Laura Parsons, the event consisted of dinner and auctions, with all proceeds (including a $12,000 bid for a week in Tuscany) going toward education. Guests of the event included Uma Thurman's (ridiculously wealthy) fiancé, Arpad Busson, Gillian Miniter, and the museum's architects, Ms. Tsien and Todd Williams.

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Jean Shafiroff, Yaz Hernandez, Sarah Wolfe, Gillian Miniter Jean Shafiroff, Yaz Hernandez, Sarah Wolfe, Gillian Miniter

Arpad Busson Arpad Busson

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Allison Petit, Chris Young Allison Petit, Chris Young

Laura Parsons, Valentin Hernandez, Raffaella Cribiore Laura Parsons, Valentin Hernandez, Raffaella Cribiore

Marcos Galvany, Yaz Hernandez, Bruce Levingston Marcos Galvany, Yaz Hernandez, Bruce Levingston

Ren Herring, Louis Drummond Ren Herring, Louis Drummond

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Toni Colon Nevares, Sarah Wolfe, Yaz Hernandez Toni Colon Nevares, Sarah Wolfe, Yaz Hernandez

Yaz Hernandez, Maria Eugenia Arria Yaz Hernandez, Maria Eugenia Arria