PARRISH MIDSUMMER PARTY TO HONOR
BETH RUDIN DEWOODY AND ROSS BLECKNER
SOUTHAMPTON, NY –
The Parrish Art Museum’s Midsummer Party, a highlight of the
Hamptons summer season, will take place Saturday, July 10,
starting at 7 pm. This year’s event will honor Beth Rudin
DeWoody and Ross Bleckner, two individuals whose
lives reflect an extraordinary commitment to the arts.
Parrish Trustees Deborah Bancroft and Dorothy
Lichtenstein are the party’s co-chairs.
One of America’s most energetic and creative arts
patrons, Beth Rudin DeWoody is a committed philanthropist,
collector, curator, and supporter of the Parrish.
Her dedication is matched only by her creativity and
Over the years, Beth has served as a trustee of the Whitney
Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and
New Yorkers for Children, to name just a few.
Ross Bleckner has been the subject of major
exhibitions in museums internationally—he was
the youngest artist ever to have a solo exhibition at the
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum—and
held in prominent collections throughout the world.
Also a noted humanitarian, Ross
serves on the board of AIDS Community Research Initiative of
and is the only artist
ever to be named as a United Nations Ambassador for Goodwill
for his work with children in Uganda.
Beth Rudin DeWoody will be feted by Anne
Pasternak, President and Artistic Director of Creative
Time. Celebrated artist Eric Fischl will deliver a
testimonial about Ross Bleckner.
Always a sell-out, the Midsummer Party begins with
cocktails at 7 pm and dinner at 8 pm in an air conditioned
tent in the Museum’s historic arboretum. Glorious Food
is this year’s caterer, DJ Tom Finn will provide the
Claire Bean, Floral and Event Design,
will create the decor. The fun continues with dessert,
drinks, and dancing from 10 pm to 1 am. The party draws
approximately 500 dinner guests and 500 “After Ten”
attendees—primarily affluent Hamptons second-homeowners and
individuals with sophisticated tastes and interest in the
visual arts. Individual dinner tickets are $1000 for
Patrons, $2500 for Benefactors. Tables are priced from
$10,000 to $50,000. After Ten Tickets are priced at $150.
More information and tickets are available from the Special
Events Office, 631-283-2118, ext. 42, or from the museum’s
web site, parrishart.org.