The 2014 Midsummer Party raised $1.25 million with approximately 1,000 artists, philanthropists, business leaders, and world guests in attendance.
The Museum honored philanthropist Inga Maren Otto and award-winning author and filmmaker Katharina Otto-Bernstein, for their contributions to both the Parrish and arts and culture around the world.
View photos from the event here.
Distinguished Guests: Veronica Atkins, Deborah Bancroft, Janna Bullock, Liliana Casabal, Melissa Chiu, Stewart Lane & Bonnie Comley, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Kyle DeWoody, Gale & Ira Drukier, Helene & Ziel Feldman, Wendy Finerman, Susan de Franca, Mary & Howard Frank, H. Peter Haveles Jr., Barbara Goldsmith, Kim Heirston, Dottie Herman, Caroline Hirsch, Lucia Hwong-Gordon, Tony Ingrao & Randy Kemper, Chad A. Leat, Sandra Lee, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Howard Lorber, Nicole Miller, Richard Mishaan, Alexandra Stanton & Sam Natapoff, Mary Kathryn & Alexander Navab, Charlene & James M. Nederlander, Margo MacNabb Nederlander & James L. Nederlander, Jamie Niven, Inga Maren Otto (Honoree), Katharina Otto-Bernstein (Honoree), Sandy & Stephen Perlbinder, Lisa Perry, Douglas Polley, Polina Proshkina, Hilary Geary & Wilbur Ross, Robin & Frederic M. Seegal, Jean & Martin Shafiroff, Ramona & Mario Singer, Barbara J. Slifka, Macia Dunn Sobel & Jonathan Sobel, Kelly & Jay Sugarman, Cynthia Clift & David K. Wassong, Arthur Zeckendorf
Artists: Alice Aycock, Jennifer Bartlett, Ross Bleckner, Bryan Hunt, Mel Kendrick, Maya Lin, Donald Lipski, Josephine Meckseper, Dan Rizzie, Dorothea Rockburne, Clifford Ross, Keith Sonnier, Ned Smyth, Donald Sultan, Robert Wilson, Joe Zucker
Caterer: Olivier Cheng Catering & Events
Décor: Ron Wendt Design's décor was inspired by artist Jennifer Bartlett's painting, Amagansett Diptych #1. The sit-down dinner al fresco on the Mildred C. Brinn Terrace featured long tables covered in custom blue washed denim tablecloths offset by electric pink chair covers. Reflecting the prominent grid pattern of Bartlett's work, Wendt lined the tables with handmade narrow grided boxes filled with beach stones and tall hand blown glass vases which reflected the candlelight and supported Nerine lilies overhead. Bands of projected water imagery reflected down the length of the terrace's wooden walls while ultra violet lights illuminated glowing pink architectural details.
Music: New York-based Coleman Music
Performance: Dancer/Choreographer Richard Move and his multidisciplinary dance/theater company Moveopolis! put on a site-specific performance, Herstory of the Universe #1, inspired by the exhibited works of Jennifer Bartlett, Maya Lin, and the Museum's architecture, building materials, and natural environs.
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The Parrish Art Museum is grateful for the generous support of Presenting Sponsors Porsche Cars North America & Porsche of Southampton and Theory. Additional support has been received from Participating Sponsors Art Elliman by Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, HSBC, Rigby Asset Management, and Art Southampton.