AVENUE May 2014

INSIDE THE MAY ISSUE…

METROPOLITAN MAN As the ninth director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas Campbell knows a thing or two about running a world-class organization; in our exclusive interview he divulges the workings of the largest art museum in the Western Hemisphere. By James Reginato, Photographs by Pascal Perich THE ART POWER LIST The most influential buyers, collectors and sellers in the art game right now. WOMEN WHO RUN THE ART WORLD Profiling the most powerful young women who are moving and shaping the New York art world. By Mi Mi Chloe Park, Photographs by Neil Francis Dawson and José Ginarte CANDY CRUSH A pictorial feature showcasing some of the most exquisite fine jewelry pieces in sweet set-ups. By Haley Friedlich, Photographs by Jessica Nash HAMPTON READY PART II Get your house in-shape for the summer—the second part of our checklist focuses on getting the exterior, especially the garden, in top shape. By Robin Phillips CHRONICLES Find out what all of our AVENUE friends are looking forward to this summer. By Debbie Bancroft OBJECTS OF DESIRE Inspired by Pharrell Williams, we put together the sunniest, springiest and all-around happiest objects we could find. By Haley Friedlich COCKTAIL ON THE AVENUE An especially intriguing cocktail with “Mayflower Madam,” Sydney Biddle Barrows. By Daisy Prince UNREAL ESTATE Michael Gross contemplates the comings and goings of neighborhoods and their popularity, from downtown to, yes, Inwood. By Michael Gross POSTCARDS FROM . . . Beautiful and graceful interior designer Carolina von Humboldt shows us Paris through her expert eye. By Haley Friedlich SOCIAL SAFARI The Pisces Party, Charles James and the final Winter Ball . . . By R. Couri Hay WORLD ACCORDING TO . . . Bon Vivant and artist Hunt Slonem on being a painter and what his adventures are in New York City. Introduction by Mi Mi Chloe Park ON THE AVENUE Parties and launches galore, spring is finally here and we have everything from the annual Sloan Kettering Bunny Hop to the Save Venice benefit gala. ARTS CALENDAR Find out what’s happening on the stages, in the museums and galleries around the City.