On Monday, March 14 Jacqueline Weld Drake hosted 70 for a cocktail reception to kick-off the Museum of Art and Design’s LOOT: MAD ABOUT JEWELRY. The reception was in honor of LOOT’s 2016 honorees Joan Hornig and Kay Unger. Guests came adorned in jewelry to mark the occasion.
The Benefit Dinner Chairs, Michele Cohen and Marsy Mittlemann and LOOT’s Curator is Bryna Pomp all wore past purchases of jewelry from their LOOT collections in celebration of the sixteenth edition of LOOT: MAD ABOUT JEWELRY, April 11 to 16, 2016. Every year, LOOT presents a cross-section of the most exciting, cutting-edge art jewelry designs, and offers the public a rare opportunity to meet and acquire pieces directly from some of the most skilled creators in the field.
Guests that attended the event included: Jeffrey Banks, Martha Bograd, Michela Bondardo, Joanne Brecker, Stacey Creamer, Lady Liliana Cavendish, Tiffany Dubin, Patti and Michael Dweck, John Eason, Patricia Falkenberg, Julie Fowler, Stephanie French, Suzanne Golden, Boo Grace, Elysze Held, Sharon King Hoge, Joan and George Hornig, Beverly Schreiber Jacoby, Elizabeth Jacoby, Michèle Gerber Klein, Karen Klopp, Luisa LaViola, Lauren Lawrence, Mercedes Levin, Nancy Jane Loewy, Marjorie Mayrock, Stacey Mayrock, Alison Minton, Victoria Morris, Linda Plattus, Arlene Richman, Jill Ryan, Randi Schatz, Holly Dale Shapiro, Sara Tayeb-Khalifa, Patricia Underwood, and Janet Winter.
Dinner Co-Chairs are: Corice Arman, Noreen Buckfire, Marian C. Burke, Patti Dweck, Leslie Fielden, Ann Kaplan, Laura Taft Paulsen, Barbara Regna, Patricia Hearst Shaw, Barbara Tober, and Ruben and Isabel Toledo.
Host, Jacqueline Weld Drake, with her husband Rodman Drake, have assembled one of the foremost collections of original American Illustration Art (1890-1940). Among the first to recognize the value of the paintings and drawings, this collection is an important example of the kind of historic innovation in art and design that MAD supports.
The Museum of Arts and Design LOOT 2016 Benefit Dinner on Monday, April 11, 2016 will allow patrons access to meet the LOOT 2016 artists and acquire their designs, a cocktail hour and reception, as well as a dinner honoring the LOOT 2016 Award recipients. The benefit dinner will take place at 7:30 at Robert, the museum’s award-winning restaurant.
LOOT is the Museum of Arts and Design’s annual exhibition and sale of one-of-a-kind contemporary jewelry created by more than 40 of the world’s most innovative jewelry artists working in a range of materials including silver, pearls, and semiprecious stones, as well as more unconventional materials like glass, wood, hand-painted canvas, porcelain, papier mache, concrete, zinc, sequins, and feathers. For most of these artists this is their New York debut; all will be at the Museum to meet you and discuss their work.
The MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN (MAD) champions contemporary makers across creative fields, presenting artists, designers, and artisans who apply the highest level of ingenuity and skill to their work. Founded in 1956 by philanthropist and visionary Aileen Osborn Webb, MAD celebrates the creative processes by which materials are transformed, from traditional techniques to cutting-edge technologies. MAD emphasizes a cross-disciplinary approach to art and design and reveals the workmanship behind the objects and environments that shape our everyday lives. MAD provides an international platform for practitioners who are driving 21st-century innovation.
Credit: Jared Siskin/ Patrick McMullan Company