‘Garden Party’ is theme for Nassau County Museum of Art Gala

Dean Cornwell's "Two Women with a Parasol" (ca. 1920) is featured in Nassau County Museum of Art's "Garden Party". The exhibit provides the theme for this year's gala, when guests will feel as if they have just stepped into the scenes depicted in the paintings © 2014 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Dean Cornwell’s “Two Women with a Parasol” (ca. 1920) is featured in Nassau County Museum of Art’s “Garden Party”. The exhibit provides the theme for this year’s gala, when guests will feel as if they have just stepped into the scenes depicted in the paintings © 2014 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Masquerade in the Garden, Nassau County Museum of Art’s 2014 Museum Ball, will be held on Saturday, June 14 at 7 p.m. The inspiration for the Ball’s decorative theme is the museum’s current exhibition, Garden Party—this black-tie evening of dining and dancing will be as elegant and as lush as the works on view in the galleries. The Museum Ball will be held on the grounds of museum’s historic Gold Coast mansion, gardens and grounds, the former Frick Estate. The Ball is the museum’s major annual fundraiser, providing an important component of the museum’s operating budget, offering support for an ambitious schedule of exhibitions and stimulating educational programs for adults, students, families and school groups. The 2014 Ball also launches the celebration of the museum’s 25th year of serving the communities of Long Island and beyond.

Guests will dance to the music of The Alex Donner Orchestra, and will bid for exciting auction prizes including artwork, trips, jewelry, fine dining and unique event experiences. The Ball also features a raffle for a magnificent diamond ring donated by Ambalu Jewelers. The media partner for Masquerade in the Garden is the prestigious magazine, New York Cottages and Gardens. The handsome Ball invitation is sponsored by Healthplex: Dr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Cuchel, Dr. & Mrs. Martin Kane, and Dr. & Mrs. George Kane.

Masquerade in the Garden is chaired by Museum Board Member Angela Susan Anton, the publisher and owner of Anton Community Publications. Members of the Ball Committee include Esther Ambalu, Sara Ambalu, Kimberly G. Bancroft, Eve Califano, Judie Chessin, Victoria Crosby, Lisa Eastman, Thalia Elie, Gayle Finkelman-Cohen, Natalia Good, Peri Hoffer-Hinden, Karen Loeffler, Joan Hope MacNaughton, Patricia Meyer, Cora Michalis, Joe Pescatore, Kandice Seitz, Ray Sikorski, Irina Sushko, and Linda Ugenti.

Co-chairs of the Journal Committee are Rebecca Creavin and M. Patricia Janco-Tupper, both of Wells Fargo Bank. Members of the Journal Committee include Michael D. Brown, Esq., Ohrenstein and Brown LLP; Joseph Canevari, HSBC Private Bank; Ilene S. Cooper, Esq., Farrell Fritz, PC; Deirdre Costa Major, Americana Manhasset; Dr. Stephen J. Cuchel, Healthplex; Brendan J. DeRiggi, Esq., Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP; Mona Engel, Esq., Mona Engel, PC; Brigitte Ferrada-Stetson, Capital One Bank; James Garbus, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, PC; Amanda Gorozdi, Avison Young; Suzanne Kirkpatrick, Suffolk County National Bank; Steven Klar, The Klar Organization; Russell G. Matthews, Albanese Organization; Robert O. Mayer, Mayer CPAs LLP; and Craig Seitz, The B&G Group, Inc.

Tickets to Masquerade in the Garden, the 2014 Museum Ball, on Saturday, June 14 at 7 p.m., are $1,000 per person at the Patron level, $500 per person at the Friend level and $350 per person at the Junior level (ages 40 and under). All but $200 of each ticket price is tax deductible.

Tickets to the 2014 Museum Ball and raffles for the Ambalu diamond ring may be purchased online at http://www.nassaumuseum.org/events_museum_ball_2014.php or can be obtained by calling the development office at (516) 484-9338, ext. 16. Call the development office for information on sponsorship opportunities, business partnerships, donor packages and journal advertising.

Nassau County Museum of Art is located at One Museum Drive in Roslyn Harbor, west of Glen Cove Road, just off Northern Boulevard, Route 25A. For current exhibitions, events, days/times, and directions, call (516) 484-9337 or log onto nassaumuseum.org.

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