Historically Miami’s most elite formal affair since its inception in 1983, and amplified over the last 10 years by Art Basel Miami Beach’s most posh patrons, this year’s Miami Art Museum (MAM) Ball will mark new firsts with celebrity hosts, artist ambassadors, and the first-ever “Crash the Ball” party. Opening the door to a dynamic new guest list, this year’s hosts and ambassadors range from famed artists to bold face names the likes of Gloria Estefan and Dolphins owner Steve Ross; the next set of socialites and collectors; and Miami and Art Basel’s most established gala goers. The MAM Ball is upping the ante to once again be the most coveted affair during Miami Art Basel week and Miami’s social calendar.
As the Museum’s largest annual fundraiser, the MAM Ball welcomes recognized artists Carlos Betancourt, Alberto Latorre, Jacin Giordano, Michael Loveland, Gean Moreno & Ernesto Oroza, Martin Oppel, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, Jen Stark and Frances Trombly, bringing an authentically artistic crowd to the black-tie bash. Miami’s biggest art patrons including Jorge M. Pérez, a top collector of Latin American art in the US; Gary Nader, owner of one of the largest galleries in the world; the sugar empire’s Fanjul family and many more, will unite all corners of Miami’s sophisticated circles.
The Ball will conclude with the first annual premiere of “Crash the Ball” as the official after party led by MAM Contemporaries, the museum’s young professional group. Guests will step outdoors into a lavish video lounge on the waterfront terrace, as one of Miami’s hottest deejays transforms the event into Basel’s biggest dance party.
Patrons of the Ball will be treated to an exclusive viewing of Miami-based, internationally acclaimed artist Dara Friedman’s latest video work, Dancer. Each centerpiece will be designed by one of MAM’s featured artists, available for guests to take home at $500 each, offering a meaningful memory and piece of art from an epic evening.
Honorary chairs: Darlene and Jorge M. Pérez Host committee: Karen and Mike Dee, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Raysa & Alfonso Fanjul, Constance and Mike Fernandez, Judy and Phillip T. George, Liz and Adolfo Henriques, Carlos Migoya, Jennifer and Gary Nader, Kara and Stephen M. Ross, Penny and Roe Stamps.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
MAM BALL: From 7-midnight
CRASH THE BALL: From 11pm-1am
Fontainebleau Miami Beach inside the Glimmer Ball Room and on Glimmer Terrace
Advance ticket purchase required. Tickets start at $1,000. Tables range from $10,000 to $25,000. For information or to purchase tickets or tables, please contact 305.375.5935 or email@example.com.
MAM CRASH THE BALL after party
Ticket purchase required. Tickets (at door): $150. Pre-sale $100. MAM Contemporaries $75. For information or the purchase tickets, contact 305.375.5935 or firstname.lastname@example.org