What To Wear Where: PMA’s Art After Dark
Tomorrow night’s Capucci-infused Art After Dark benefit for PMA’s Division of Education will bring out both art set and jet set in their most Italianate finery.Â The sixth annual event will keep the PIFA party started last night at the Kimmel Center going, as evidenced by a committee list that picks up more than a few familiar names from gala to gala, from Barbara Eberlein, Angela Hudson, Anne Hamilton, Vicki Le Vine, Hilarie Morgan, and even some good gets like Co-chair Gretchen Burke, Georgiana Noll, Pia Halloran and Lavinia Smerconish.
Below, What To Wear Where blog speculates “What the Chairs Wear.”
One can expect to see a lot more of these ladies and their respective gents over the next month, as so many of Philadelphia’s favorite society types have thrown their “weight” behind PIFA.
Co-chairs are Gretchen Burke, Jaimie Field, and Karen Tarte. The Committee includes Sandy Annesley, Tisa Baena, Barbara Barnhart, Pamela Berkman, Christine Berrettini, Colleen Boyle, Lisa Burnett, Ralph Citino, Debbie Clower, Hope Cohen, Melanie Cox, Martha Cyphers, Jill Durovsik, Barbara Eberlein, Andrea Freundlich, Nancy Glass, Lisa Glassner, Kim Gray, Joanie Hall, Pia Halloran, Anne Hamilton, Anita Heriot, Marjorie Honickman, Angela Hudson, Patty Isen, Kathleen Kenneally, Amy Korman, Hillary Krain, Vicki Le Vine, Elisa Tractman Lewis, JoAnn Massengill, Hilarie Morgan, Carolyn Bedrosian Nagy, Georgiana Noll, Leah Popowich, Polly Richman, Wendy H. Rosen, Liz Rosenbaum, Pia RoyChowdhury, David A. Schwartz, Deepali Schwarz, Lavinia Smerconish, Linda Soukup, Tracey Specter, Helene van Beuren, Sherry Varrelman, Kuntal Warwick, Rebecca Williams, and Janine Yass.
From the Museum: Inspired by the shapes, forms, and vivid colors of the Roberto Capucci: Art Into Fashion exhibition, this year’s Art After Dark offers guests the opportunity to arrive in Capucci-inspired attire. The event will offer its guests an experience that celebrates the figures, fabrics, and hues of Capucci’s artistry. Beginning at 8:00 p.m., models will greet the guests as they enter a cocktail reception in Lenfest Hall. While sipping champagne and prosecco poured by living statues, guests can stroll amongst spandex-covered models on pedestals and enjoy appetizers. At 9:00 p.m., guests will continue upstairs into a transformed Great Stair Hall, where a suspended fabric covering of changing colors and moving lights floats over head. Dinner by Stephen STARR Events will include short ribs, seared salmon, roasted eggplant, mushroom penne, and other Italian-inspired fare.
Also for the first time, the annual fundraiser will present a live auction. Following the auction, the spectacular evening will proceed with an aerial act performing above the Great Stair Hall. After the (literally) uplifting performance, guests will want to stay for dessert, which includes an artisan cake by Chef Robert Bennet of Classic Cake.
Your participation in Art After Dark helps maintain and expand educational opportunities at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Proceeds benefit the Museum’s Division of Education which serves individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities from throughout the region, across the country, and around the world.