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Midnight on Madison – The Frick Collection Young Fellows Ball 2024

Zoey Schorsch and Talia Smith. Photo: Carl Timpone/BFA.com

The annual Young Fellows Ball, a highly anticipated event at The Frick Collection, drew in supporters and guests for an extraordinary evening of celebration. Themed “Midnight on Madison,” this year’s ball was an unparalleled affair, marking the transition from the museum’s temporary residence at Frick Madison to its historic home on Fifth Avenue.

Ambiance at the Young Fellows Ball. Photo: George Koelle Midnight on Madison

Ambiance at the Young Fellows Ball. Photo: George Koelle

Held on Leap Day, Thursday, February 29, the ball ignited the excitement for the final weekend at Frick Madison before its closure on March 3. It was a jubilant prelude to the forthcoming return to the museum’s renovated Fifth Avenue edifice. The theme itself commemorated the culmination of The Frick Collection’s tenure in Marcel Breuer’s renowned modernist building on the Upper East Side.

Attendees were treated to a splendid array of art, music, and culinary delights. Angel + Dren set the night to music while Pinch Food Design tantalized palates with delectable hors d’oeuvres. The ambiance, crafted by Stellar Style Events and enhanced by the expertise of L&M Sound & Light, was nothing short of mesmerizing.

Music by DJs Angel + Dren. Photo: Carl Timpone/BFA.com Midnight on Madison

Music by DJs Angel + Dren. Photo: Carl Timpone/BFA.com

Guests relished the opportunity to explore the galleries one last time, experiencing the museum’s treasures in the unique context of Frick Madison. Masterpieces by luminaries such as Bellini, Degas, and Vermeer adorned the walls, offering a final glimpse before the museum’s grand return.

The festivities didn’t end there. An immersive photo booth, inspired by The Frick Collection’s extensive collection of timepieces, transported guests to another era. Against the backdrop of a clock face and swinging pendulum, attendees captured memories that would last a lifetime.

Samuel Snodgrass gives a gallery talk at the Young Fellows Ball. Photo: George Koelle Midnight on Madison

Samuel Snodgrass gives a gallery talk at the Young Fellows Ball. Photo: George Koelle

As the clock struck midnight, a themed video projection marked the end of Leap Day and ushered in the final farewell to Frick Madison. Espresso martini shooters and late-night bites provided the perfect fuel for continued revelry for Midnight on Madison party.

The success of the Young Fellows Ball was bolstered by the generous support of Burberry, Perrier-Jouët, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Their contributions ensured that the evening was nothing short of spectacular.

In essence, “Midnight on Madison” encapsulated the spirit of The Frick Collection – a beacon of art, culture, and celebration. As the museum bids adieu to Frick Madison and looks ahead to its historic homecoming, the memories forged on this Leap Day will undoubtedly linger for years to come.

Julia Arnhold and Event Chairs Wes Gordon and Indré Rockefeller. Photo: Carl Timpone/BFA.com Midnight on Madison

Julia Arnhold and Event Chairs Wes Gordon and Indré Rockefeller. Photo: Carl Timpone/BFA.com

“Midnight on Madison” BENEFIT CHAIRS: Dianna Agron, Paul Arnhold, Ivy Getty, Wes Gordon, Laurence Ross Milstein, Indré Rockefeller, and Brynn Whitfield”Midnight on Madison” NOTABLE GUESTS: Dianna Agron, Cassie Arison and Niv Alexander, Julia Arnhold, Paul Arnhold, Alice Berman, Cass “Blackbird” Bird, Jessica Casey, Tai-Heng Cheng, Leiter Colburn, Mercedes de Guardiola, Josh Flagg, Bailey Foote, Russell Freed, Ivy Getty, Wes Gordon, Lindsay and Russell Grant, Alexander Hankin, Kathryn Kalikow, Casey Kohlberg, Brian P. Lei, Marc Lewinstein, Jenna Lyons, Laurence Ross Milstein, Michael Ouimette, Arielle K. Patrick, Matthew Pietras, Antoni Porowski, Keith Powers, Indré Rockefeller, Augustus Rylands, Ana María Sabater, Maria Beatriz Sabater, Anita Saggurti, Allison M. Ecung Freifrau von Arnim, Brynn Whitfield, and Blaike Young

Julia Arnhold, Event Chairs Ivy Getty, Paul Arnhold, Indré Rockefeller, and Dianna Agron, Cass Bird, Antoni Porowski, and Jenna Lyons.  Photo: Carl Timpone/BFA.com Midnight on Madison

Julia Arnhold, Ivy Getty, Paul Arnhold, Indre Rockefeller, Dianna Agron, Cass Bird, Antoni Porowski, Jenna Lyons Photo: Carl Timpone/BFA.com

Stephen Kellen Director Ian Wardropper. Photo: Carl Timpone/BFA.com

Stephen Kellen Director Ian Wardropper. Photo: Carl Timpone/BFA.com

Zoey Schorsch and Talia Smith. Photo: Carl Timpone/BFA.com

Zoey Schorsch and Talia Smith. Photo: Carl Timpone/BFA.com

Adrien Lesser. Photo: Carl Timpone/BFA.com

Adrien Lesser. Photo: Carl Timpone/BFA.com

Event Chair Ivy Getty. Photo: Carl Timpone/BFA.com

Event Chair Ivy Getty. Photo: Carl Timpone/BFA.com

Antoni Porowski, Event Chair Dianna Agron, Timo Weiland, and Associate Director of Marketing and Visitor Experience Alexis Light. Photo: Carl Timpone/BFA.com Midnight on Madison

Antoni Porowski, Event Chair Dianna Agron, Timo Weiland, and Associate Director of Marketing and Visitor Experience Alexis Light. Photo: Carl Timpone/BFA.com

Geoffrey Ripert gives a gallery talk at the Young Fellows Ball. Photo: Carl Timpone/BFA.com

Geoffrey Ripert gives a gallery talk at the Young Fellows Ball. Photo: Carl Timpone/BFA.com

Assistant Curator of Sculpture Giulio Dalvit, Bach Mai, and Pedro Magariño. Photo: Carl Timpone/BFA.com

Assistant Curator of Sculpture Giulio Dalvit, Bach Mai, and Pedro Magariño. Photo: Carl Timpone/BFA.com

Gemma McElroy, Emma Mortensen, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts Marie-Laure Buku Pongo, Assistant Curator of Sculpture Giulio Dalvit, Curator Aimee Ng, Alice Spadini, Geoffrey Ripert, and Bailey Keiger. Photo: George Koelle

Gemma McElroy, Emma Mortensen, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts Marie-Laure Buku Pongo, Assistant Curator of Sculpture Giulio Dalvit, Curator Aimee Ng, Alice Spadini, Geoffrey Ripert, and Bailey Keiger. Photo: George Koelle

Michael Ouimette and Yvette Loch-Temzelides. Photo: George Koelle

Michael Ouimette and Yvette Loch-Temzelides. Photo: George Koelle

Event Chair Brynn Whitfield and Erin Lichy. Photo: Carl Timpone/BFA.com Midnight on Madison

Event Chair Brynn Whitfield and Erin Lichy. Photo: Carl Timpone/BFA.com

Libations provided by Perrier-Jouët. Photo: Carl Timpone/BFA.comMidnight on Madison

Libations provided by Perrier-Jouët. Photo: Carl Timpone/BFA.com

Proceeds from the “Midnight on Madison ” Young Fellows Ball provide essential support for the Frick’s many activities, including the programs of the Frick Art Reference Library and the Education Department, which serves students from New York City public schools in all five boroughs as well as digital audiences around the country and the world.

Internationally recognized as a premier museum and research center, The Frick Collection is known for its distinguished Old Master paintings and outstanding examples of European sculpture and decorative arts. The collection originated with Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919), who bequeathed his home, paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts to the public for their enjoyment. The institution’s holdings—which encompass masterworks from the Renaissance through the early twentieth century—have grown over the decades, more than doubling in size since the opening of the museum in 1935. A critical component of the institution is the Frick Art Reference Library, founded in 1920 by Helen Clay Frick, daughter of the museum’s founder. Recognized as one of the world’s top art history research centers, it has served students, scholars, and members of the public free of charge for generations. The Frick Collection is currently located at its temporary home, Frick Madison, open through Sunday, March 3, 2024. The museum and library’s historic buildings are undergoing renovation and enhancement and are anticipated to reopen to the public in late 2024.

THE YOUNG FELLOWS

The Young Fellows are The Frick Collection’s dynamic group of supporters between the ages of 21 and 45. For more than twenty years, the Young Fellows have helped to ensure that the Frick remains a singular museum experience. Their contributions support the conservation of the permanent collection, its presentation at Frick Madison, the organization of new special exhibitions and installations, and the museum and library’s world-class public programming. Throughout the year, the young art enthusiasts that make up the Young Fellows enjoy social and educational events and behind-the-scenes access to the Frick.

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