Guests from all industries came out to support The Whitney Museum of American Art and all of its progressive efforts, with performances by Darren Bader, SHYBOI and more.
If you don’t come to the Whitney Art party for anything else, come for the fashions. Every year, without fail, revelers from all scenes and all worlds come together to celebrate art and creativity at The Whitney’s behemoth Meatpacking District space. Whether its the freshness of the new year still lingering or the simple delight of being out of the cold, there’s something simply liberating about the Whitney’s Art Party. It’s a wide space with bars everywhere (including the conversion of an elevator into a private specialty tequila bar provided by Casa Noble), art in every corner, and rare personalities all around. This year was no different- from cheetah-print coats to neon green taffeta accents, even a wicker basket or two, guests come to The Whitney to participate in a lavish social performance. A true celebration of unbridled individuality.
Guests who came to the party this year included actresses Julia Fox, Kate Walsh, and Willa Fitzgerald; models Pritika Swarup, Leyna Bloom, Lauren Layne, and Marianne Fonseca, designers Rachel Comey, Wes Gordon, and Rosie Assoulin, musicians Zsela (who performed during the exclusive dinner beforehand), Okay Kaya, artists Willa Nasatir, Salman Toor, Paul Arnhold, Elizabeth Jaeger, Caitlin Keogh, and Jennifer Packer; supporters of the arts Judy Hart Angelo, David Carey, Grace Atwood, Carrie Berk, Adam Fields, Sarah Hoover, Flora Irving, George Merck, and Polina Proshkina, curators Rujeko Hockley and Christopher Lew; art dealer David Maupin; and the Adam D. Weinberg, director of The Whitney.
Passed snacks (including a delightful fruit-infused marshmallow dessert) and Mod Sélection champagne kept guests satisfied while photo booths and three separate DJ sets by Dizzy Fae, Okay Kaya, and SHYBOI kept guests dancing. This year’s Whitney Art Party was supported by Tod’s. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States.
The entire museum was open to guests to explore, including Darren Bader’s solo exhibition, fruits, vegetables; fruit and vegetable salad, in which fresh fruits and vegetables are presented as formal objects and turned into salad before over-ripening. Guests also had the opportunity to view Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019, Order and Ornament: Roy Lichtenstein’s Entablatures, and The Whitney’s Collection: Selections from 1900 to 1965.
Learn more about visiting The Whitney or supporting the museum at https://whitney.org