Each season in New York City comes with its own signature events ranging from parades to sales and fashion shows. Summer is jam packed with distinct events, one of which, is the unforgettable annual Metropolitan Museum of Art’s benefit event, the Summer Fête.
This year the Met’s Summer Fête will be held on the evening of Wednesday June 26 at Gallery 700, also known as the Charles Engelhard Court. The Court is home to bronze and marble American Neo-classical sculptures such as Augustus Saint-Gaudens famous gold plated masterpiece Diana. The Court is also residence to many American stained glass works, such as John Bolton‘s Gothic styled Miriam and Jubal and the daring geometric layout of Frank Lloyd Wright‘s Avery Coonley Playhouse.
Attendees of the Fête will be able to participate in guided tours of period rooms as well as through the Met’s American Wing Galleries for Paintings, Sculptures and Decorative Arts. They will be offered the chance to see prized works such as Joseph Wood‘s watercolor self portrait as well as John Quincy Adam Ward‘s bronze sculpture entitled The Freedman in an ambience even more enchanting than the museum’s regular one.
The event is a black-tie event and it will take place during cocktail hour. Aside from touring specific areas of the museum, guests will have the privilege of dancing and dining among the brilliant, life-sized sculptures, and the breathtaking mosaics and others works of art in the court.
The proceeds of the benefit will aid the museum to conserve their collection, continue their various educational programs and maintain their accessibility to visitors from all around the globe.
WHEN: Wednesday June 26, 2013 from 7 – 11 p.m.
Gallery 700 (The Charles Engelhard Court)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Avenue
New York, NY, 10028
TICKETS: Please click here to purchase tickets.