In celebration of the opening of the exhibition Cocktail Culture—an

exploration of the social ritual of the cocktail party through the lens

of fashion and design—a cocktail reception and exclusive exhibition

preview will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2011.

Proceeds from the Cocktail Culture Exhibition Opening Gala will

benefit the Museum’s Education and Public Programs and will support a

wide range of creative initiatives related to exhibitions, collections,

educational programming, technology, and staff and audience


The Cocktail Culture exhibition will feature approximately 150

objects drawn from collections at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School

of Design; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Newark Museum; the

Tiffany & Co. Archive; and private lenders. The exhibition will

include examples of fashionable cocktail attire by major designers such

as Cristobal Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Jeanne Lanvin, Yves Saint

Laurent, Norman Norell, Scaasi, Valentino, Pierre Cardin; accessories by

Elsa Schiaparelli, Tiffany, Judith Leiber, Christian Dior, Van Cleef

and Arpel, and Kenneth Jay Lane; and decorative arts; photography; and


Date: December 14, 2011

Time: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. reception

Location: Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach

Ticket Price: $250

Contact: Rebecca Levine

1451 South Olive Avenue

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Telephone: (561) 832-5196 x1121

Exhibition: Dec. 15, 2011 – March 11, 2012

Curator: Michelle Tolini Finamore

Gala Chair

Annie Falk

Young Friends Gala Chairs

Beth Beattie

Damienne De Cristo

Katherine Lande

Thank You to Our Sponsors


Annie and Michael Falk

Vanessa and Anthony Beyer

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Soter

Grand Patrons

The Marvin H. Davidson Foundation. Inc.

Michele and Howard Kessler

Jana and John Scarpa

Mrs. Harold Smith


Christine and Bill Aylward

Ruth and Ted Baum

Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Butler

Barbara and Peter Georgescu

Irene and Jim Karp

Ann and Gilbert Maurer

Joanne Pearson

Muriel ad Ralph Saltzman


Jane Carroll and Leo Arnaboldi

Doreen and Gilbert Bassin

Trudi Borchardt

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Fisher

J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Foundation

Dorothy and Sidney Kohl

Joan Lazarus

Ellen and Irwin Levy

Margaret and David Luce

Kay and Peter Lyons

Elaine A. Merriman

Sydelle Meyer

Bridget and Tim Moran

Lynn and John Pohanka

Thomas C. Quick

Mr. and Mrs. William Samuels

Lynn Joy and Meyer Sapoff

Tracy and Matt Smith

Kathryn and Leo Vecellio

Corporate Parton

Frank Crystal & Company

Corporate Supporters

Akerman Senterfitt


Sutra International Design, LLC

In-Kind sponsor

Bacardi Rum

Local presentation of the Cocktail Culture exhibition is

made possible in part through the generosity of Mr. Bruce Beal, Jean S.

and Frederic A. Sharif, and Wilmington Trust.