The Museum of Modern Art’s Party in the Garden, NYC

When: Monday, June 5, 2017
Cocktail Reception @ 7 PM 
Dinner @ 8 PM 
After-Party @ 9PM-12AM
VIP After-Party @ 9PM-1AM (Located in The Modern restaurant with a DJ, passed food, and a private terrace; music to be announced)

Hot Spot: Museum Of Modern Art, NYC

Deets: The Museum of Modern Art’s Party in the Garden, a benefit event to be held on June 5, will honor Eva and Glenn Dubin and Susan and David Rockefeller, along with collection artists Vija Celmins and Carrie Mae Weems. 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 are Agnes Gund, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, Mimi Haas, and Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin. Honorary co-chairs are Leon D. Black, Marie-Josée Kravis and Jerry I. Speyer.

In addition, this year’s after-party will feature a special host committee of emerging female artists affiliated with the museum, including: Zoë Buckman, Molly Crabapple, Teresita Fernández, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Anna Rose Holmer, Steffani Jemison, Jing Liu, Jumana Manna, Mika Rottenberg, Emily Roysdon, Erin Shirreff, Xaveria Simmons, Taryn Simon, Avery K. Singer, Sable Elyse Smith, Martine Syms–whose first solo museum exhibition in the United States is on view at MoMA from May 27 through July 16–and Anicka Yi..

An after-party will be highlighted by a special musical performance by James Blake, which will take place in MoMA’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. Blake’s second studio album Overgrown was released in 2013 and was awarded the Mercury Prize. Blake received his second Grammy Award nomination at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards for Best New Artist. His third studio album The Colour in Anything was released in 2016, to critical acclaim. Both as a musician and producer, Blake has collaborated with Bon Iver, Frank Ocean, Drake, Chance the Rapper, Beyoncé and most recently, Kendrick Lamar. This performance will be the New York debut of his new highly anticipated solo piano show. Additionally, the evening will feature DJ sets by KAYTRANADA and KLAUS (1-800 DINOSAUR).

Who You May Spot: James Blake

Hint For The Average Socialite: 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 maintenance of its collection. Tables at the dinner range from $25,000 to $100,000, with individual tickets beginning at $2,500. Tickets to the After-Party only are $250 in advance and $250 at the door. VIP tickets for the After-Party are $550, which grants the ticketholder access to The Modern restaurant from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Tickets can be purchased by visiting, calling MoMA’s Department of Special Programming and Events at (212) 708-9680, or e-mailing

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