On The Avenue

MoMA 2016 Party in the Garden Dazzles

by Kelly Laffey Photographed by Liam McMullan/PMC
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Held on June 1, the Museum of Modern Art’s Party in the Garden honored collection artists Huma Bhabha, Mark Bradford and Brice Marden, along with philanthropists Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman and Sally and Wynn Kramarsky. In recognition of their prolonged commitment to culture, the arts, and MoMA, this year’s honorees are being celebrated for their artistry and philanthropy. Co-chairs of the event were Susan and Michael Dell, Agnes Gund, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, Catie and Donald Marron, and Amy and John Phelan. Honorary co-chairs were Leon D. Black, Marie-Josée Kravis and Jerry I. Speyer.

This year’s Party in the Garden featured a performance by internationally acclaimed pop artist Robyn. Robyn has released four albums and two EPs, been nominated for three Grammys, performed on Saturday Night Live and toured extensively. Robyn, who performed with her live band, has asked 10 different producers/DJs to remix material from throughout her catalog for the four shows she is doing this summer—including headlining New York’s Governor’s Ball Festival. The shows also included new music and material from her recent project La Bagatelle Magique.

Following Robyn’s performance, producer and experimental pop artist Matthew Dear closed out the night with a DJ set. Dear has been commissioned to work with prominent musicians like The XX, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Spoon, Hot Chip and The Chemical Brothers, and, most recently, he performed Coachella in April.

Party in the Garden benefits MoMA’s Annual Fund and the maintenance of The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. The event also supports the Museum’s general operating fund, helping to make possible the Museum’s education programs and the care, study and exhibition of its collection.

Photos by Liam McMullan/PMC and Jared Siskin/PMC


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