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The Jewish Museum's Masked Purim Ball 2012Share

















The Jewish Museum’s
Twenty-Sixth Annual Purim Ball

Honorary Chair

Baron David de Rothschild

Vice Chairs
Maria and Jacques Brand
Fanya Gottesfeld Heller
Carol and Gershon Kekst
Betty and John Levin
Barbara and Ira A. Lipman and Family
Beth and Joshua Nash
Nancy and Morris W. Offit
Tracey and Robert Pruzan
David Resnick and Catherine Klema
John Shapiro and Shonni Silverberg
Jane and Jim Stern
Susan and Benjamin Winter





Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Purim Soirée was inspired by the upcoming exhibition, Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940. Israeli-born artist Izhar Patkin transformed the Waldorf-Astoria Grand Ballroom into an all-inclusive environment reflecting the Belle Époque and the beautiful work of Edouard Vuillard. By spreading patterns of stippled light throughout the room, where it washed over bodies and walls, Patkin made real what he had imagined—the feeling of being inside a Vuillard painting. The music of Forro in the Dark and DJ Vladi kept the mood spirited and fun.

The virtual journal features images from the exhibition, with tributes from those who so generously helped make the gala a great success.


View the 2012 Online Journal























Photos: John Aquino

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