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LongHouse Reserve’s annual summer benefit: White Hot + Blue 2

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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LongHouse Reserve, founded by textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen, is the example of living with art in all its forms. Everything about it, its collections, gardens, sculptures, programs, they all reflect the cultures in the world today, and inspire creativity in life.

LongHouse Reserve is a not-for-profit arboretum, art museum, sculpture garden and educational organization nestled on a beautiful 16-acre parcel in East Hampton. At its 2014 summer benefit, friends and guests gathered to celebrate the Reserve’s 23rd season.

On Saturday, the White Hot+ Blue 2 gala honored two very important, influential women at the Reserve. Cindy Sherman, an internationally acclaimed photographer, filmmaker and social commentator, received the LongHouse Award and Agnes Gund, philanthropist, patron, collector, President Emerita of MoMA and founder of Studio in a School, received the LongHouse Art Leadership Award.

Guests enjoyed a magnificent moonlit dinner under the stars, adding to the magic that is LongHouse. They were also amused and amazed by garden happenings, cocktails, silent auction treasures, dessert and a music party.

This year’s honorary chairs of White Hot + Blue 2 were Edward Albee, Laurie Anderson, Maria Bacardi, Eric Bogosian, Justin Vivian Bond, Kim Cattrall, Christo, April Gornik, Eric Fischl, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Shirin Neshat, Rufus Wainwright, Jorn Weisbrodt, Fred Wilson and Robert Wilson.

Photos by ©PatrickMcMullan.

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