January 21, 2015

The Port: Photos: PAMM Art of the Party Presented by Louis Vuitton

It was a night full of surprise and delight at Pérez Art Museum Miami’s (PAMM) Art of the Party presented by Louis Vuitton where Magic City’s art patrons, cultural ambassadors, philanthropic leaders and social tastemakers gathered to reaffirm their commitment to the museum’s robust education program, the largest behind the Miami-Dade County school system.

Karolína Kurková with Archie Drury
Karolína Kurková with Archie Drury 

Jorge Pérez, Pitbull, Stephen Ross and Mayor Carlos Gimenez
Jorge Pérez, Pitbull, Stephen Ross and Mayor Carlos Giménez

Cyrus Ghassemi, Ingrid Hoffmann, and Lee Brian Schrager
Cyrus Ghassemi, Ingrid Hoffmann, and Lee Schrager

Mily De Molina and Raul De Molina
Mily Raúl De Molina

Wayne and Arlene Chaplin with Lee Schrager
Wayne and Arlene Chaplin with Lee Schrager
 
Ingrid Hoffmann
Ingrid Hoffmann

Iran Issa Khan, Padma Vattikuti, Raj Vattikuti and Tanvi Vattikuti Abbhi
Iran Issa Khan, Padma and Raj Vattikuti, and Tanvi Vattikuti Abbhi

Pee Wee Ellis
Pee Wee Ellis

Former City of Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, PAMM Trustee, and wife
Former City of Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, PAMM Trustee, and Robin Smith

Jeff Krinsky and Jorge Pérez
Jeff Krinsky and Jorge Pérez

Pieter Bockweg of the OMNI CRA and Leann Standish, PAMM Interim Director
Pieter Bockweg of the OMNI CRA and Leann Standish, PAMM Interim Director

Ira and Carole Hall, Marilyn Holifield
Ira and Carole Hall, Marilyn Holifield and Ada and Jim Cole

Jeff Krinsky, Aaron Podhurst and Thom Collins
Jeff Krinsky, Aaron Podhurst and Thom Collins

Mark and Julie Paresky
Mark and Julie Paresky

Walid Wahab and Susie Wahab
Walid Susie Wahab

Craig Robins, Alberto Ibargüen and Susana Ibargüen
Craig Robins, Alberto and Susana Ibargüen 
 
Darlene Pérez and Alejandra Palacio
Darlene Pérez and Alejandra Palacio
 
Gail Meyers, Andy Hall and Patricia Papper
Gail Meyers, Andy Hall and Patricia Papper
 
Rachel and Joe Furst, and Nina and Dan Milewski
Rachel and Joe Furst, and Nina and Dan Milewski

Gingi Beltran, Susie Wahab and Sandra Tamer
Gingi Beltran, Susie Wahab and Sandra Tamer

PAMM Art of The Party presented by Louis Vuitton
PAMM Art of The Party presented by Louis Vuitton

PAMM Art of The Party presented by Louis Vuitton
PAMM Art of The Party presented by Louis Vuitton

PAMM Art of The Party presented by Louis Vuitton
PAMM Art of The Party presented by Louis Vuitton

Chapman and Kristin Ducote
Kistin and Chapman Ducote

Cyrus Ghassemi, Ingrid Hoffmann, Barclay Gang and Alan Roth
Cyrus Ghassemi, Ingrid Hoffmann, Barclay Gang and Alan Roth

David Martin, Christina Martin and JC Mas
David and Christina Martin, and JC Mas

David Parker, Lydia Pinnell, Charles Lawrie and Marian Davis
David Parker, Lydia Pinnell, Charles Lawrie and Marian Davis
 
Suzie Wahab, Alexis Wolman and Criselda Breene
Susie Wahab, Alexa Wolman and Criselda Breene

Dennis Scholl and Debra Scholl
Dennis and Debra Scholl
Eva and Matt Gorson
Eva and Matt Gorson

Irv and Irene Barr
Irv and Irene Barr

Jason and Michelle Rubell
Jason and Michelle Rubell

Nicole Henry
Nicole Henry

Nicole Lozano, Edgar Lozano, Francesca Lozano and Eric Neitzel
Nicole and Edgar Lozano, Francesca Lozano and Eric Neitzel

PAMM Art of the Party Supper Club
PAMM Art of the Party Supper Club

Solita Mishaan and Silvia Tserassi
Solita Mishaan and Silvia Tcherassi
 
 

PAMM would like to thank our $50,000 table donors:

  • Greenberg Traurig, Eva and Matt Gorson
  • Darlene and Jorge Pérez 
  • Dorothy and Aaron Podhurst
  • Padma and Raj Vattikuti
 

Supermodel Karolína Kurková and music superstar Pitbull attended the night of samba and soul at Miami’s waterfront museum, PAMM. Kurková and guests mix and mingled in the Art of the Party Supper Club, which gave a modern twist to the traditional gala. 

Within the nightlife setting of Super Club in the museum’s second-floor special exhibition galleries, partygoers reveled in amazement of the intricate five inch, paper silhouette portrait of guests crafted by Mr. Cheng and which quickly became collector pieces among friends; the 20-person flash mob that emerged from the crowd dancing to Fergie’s “A Little Party Never Hurt Nobody” ignited a vibrant dance scene; and the 20-person Samba procession, reminiscent of Brazil’s Carnival festivities, led guests to the after party. 

Simultaneously below the star-studded sky, guests of the Chef’s Table four-course, seated dinner were serenaded with a 90 minute performance by Soul Train Award winner Nicole Henry, who is in the midst of a four-month U.S. tour. Pérez Art Museum Miami Board Chair Aaron Podhurst opened the night with a heart-felt thanks and Dom Perignon Champagne toast to Art of the Party chairs Wayne & Arlene Chaplin. 

The Remix after party quickly came to life in the hands of popular Brazilian band Batuke Samba Funk and their signature high energy beats. The legendary sax player and James Brown band leader Pee Wee Ellis joined the dynamic group for the waterfront concert that kept guests dancing into the early hours. 

Lee Brian Schrager conceptualized the three-piece night and enlisted the expertise of famed, fourth-generation Chef Thomas Troisgros, who flew from Rio de Janeiro for the occasion, to orchestrate the evening’s two distinct dinner parties.

Notable attendees included: Supermodel Karolina Kurkova; music superstar Pitbull; Kara & Stephen Ross; Jorge & Darlene Pérez; Craig Robins & Jackie Soffer; Food Network Simply Delicioso host Ingrid Hoffman; photographer Iran Issa Khan; fashion designer Silvia Tcherassi; Lee Brian Schrager; Mayor Carlos Gimenez; Mayor Manny Diaz; Chef Thomas Troisgros; Raul “El Gordo” & Millie de Molina; Univision news anchor Maria Elena Salinas; Walid & Susie Wahab; Nicole & Edgar Lozano; Michelle & Jason Rubell; Debra & Dennis Scholl; Jonathan & Criselda Breene

Art of the Party event chairs were: Arlene & Wayne Chaplin, Padma & Raj Vattikuti, Andreea Baclea, Kristin & Chapman Ducote; Rachel & Joe Furst, Jon Paul Pérez, Tara & Jack Benmeleh, Erin Newberg and Ginger Fulkerson Harris. 

​Photos by Juan E. Cabrera, Getty ImagesWORLD RED EYE and Yesenia Hernandez.

 

 

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