The Triumph of Flora at The Frick

The Frick Collection's Spring Garden Party for Fellows
By Benjamin Chasteen, Epoch Times
June 14, 2017 6:34 pm Last Updated: June 21, 2017 5:26 pm

NEW YORK—It was a beautiful start to summer as about 800 guests attended the annual Spring Garden Party for Fellows at The Frick Collection in New York on June 7.
This year’s celebration, “The Triumph of Flora” took its theme from the exhibition of Du Paquier Porcelain and its stunning floral motifs.

The atmosphere was brimming with joviality and elegance. Women donned floral dresses, perfectly complementing the historic Fifth Avenue Garden setting, which is only accessible on this single night of the year. Guests mingled shoulder-to-shoulder, enjoying drinks and seasonally inspired hors d’oeuvres, while listening to the jazz quartet, The Flail.

As the sun set on Central Park, guests gradually made their way inside to enjoy the galleries and the rarely seen second floor of the former Frick mansion, which was open during this special occasion. In the Music Room, Dr. UNOs & Dubs kept guests dancing until the end of a night to be remembered.

Kellyanna Polk with Ashton Wackym.(Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Kellyanna Polk with Ashton Wackym. ›(Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Guests meet the Frick's board members at the Spring Garden Party in New York on June 7, 2017. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Guests meet The Frick’s board members at the Spring Garden Party in New York on June 7, 2017. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Guests mingle in the Frick's Fifth Avenue Garden. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Susan Grace Galassi, senior curator for The Frick (L), chats with guests. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Frick Spring Garden Party
Sera Unlu, country marketing manager for Spotify. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Dr. Lara Devgan, a female plastic surgeon, and Lucy Lang, an assistant district attorney in Manhattan. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Dr. Lara Devgan, a plastic surgeon, and Lucy Lang, an assistant district attorney in Manhattan. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Jazz band The Flail perform at The Frick's Spring Garden Party.  (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Jazz band The Flail performs at The Frick’s Spring Garden Party. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

A rare look at the former second-floor study of Ms. Frick. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
A rare look at the former second-floor study of Ms. Frick. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Meher Mamoor with her sister Maha.  (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Meher Mamoor with her sister Maha. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

 

 

Bibi,  Ayesha Bulchandani, and Monika McLennan. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Bibi, Frick Board Member Ayesha Bulchandani, and Frick Board Member Monika McLennan. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Xavier Salomon, the Peter Jay Sharp chief Curator of The Frick.
Xavier Salomon, the Peter Jay Sharp chief curator for The Frick.

Jazz band The Flail perform at The Frick's Spring Garden Party.  (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Jazz band The Flail performs at The Frick’s Spring Garden Party. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Ayesha Bulchandani, Elizabeth Kurpis, and Monika McLennan. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Ayesha Bulchandani, Elizabeth Kurpis, and Monika McLennan. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Julia Lukacher and Sarah Cascone. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Julia Lukacher and Sarah Cascone. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Toby and Larry Milstein. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Larry Milstein and Toby Milstein. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

The grand staircase leading to the second floor of the Frick which is usually closed to the public. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
The grand staircase leading to the second floor of The Frick, which is usually closed to the public. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Liza morell and Lauren Ranney. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Liza Morell and Lauren Ranney. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Frick Spring Garden Party
Joel Labissiere and Kristina Alexandra Kovalyuk. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Guests mingle in the Frick's Fifth Avenue Garden. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Guests mingle in the Frick’s Fifth Avenue Garden. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Jazz band The Flail perform at The Frick's Spring Garden Party.  (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Jazz band The Flail performs at The Frick’s Spring Garden Party. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Bindu Manne, Suz Massen, and Annika Conner. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Bindu Manne, Suz Massen, and Annika Conner. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Guests mingle in the Frick's Fifth Avenue Garden. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Guests mingle in the Frick’s Fifth Avenue Garden. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Jazz band The Flail perform at The Frick's Spring Garden Party.  (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Jazz band The Flail perform at The Frick’s Spring Garden Party. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

James Brautigam and Molly Densest. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
James Brautigam and Molly Densest. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Tim Matusch and Marie Piche share a kiss at the Frick's Fifth Avenue Garden. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Tim Matusch and Marie Piche share a kiss at the Frick’s Fifth Avenue Garden. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Sera Unlu, country marketing manager for Spotify with friend Avishan Bodjnoud who works at the United Nations. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Sera Unlu, country marketing manager for Spotify, with friend Avishan Bodjnoud, who works at the United Nations. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Guests at the Frick's Fifth Avenue Garden as The Flail performs. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Guests at the Frick’s Fifth Avenue Garden. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Jeff Bode and David English. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Jeff Bode and David English. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

The Frick's Garden Court during the Spring Garden Party.  (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
The Frick’s Garden Court during the Spring Garden Party. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Frick Board Members Bradford and Barbara Evans. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Frick Board Member Bradford Evans and Barbara Evans. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Henry and William Rosenberg. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Henry and William Rosenberg. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Stanley, Sarah and Anne Silverstein. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Stanley, Sarah, and Anne Silverstein. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Eiko Assael and her guest. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Eiko Assael and her guest. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Iris Fernandez and Hanna Giordano. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Iris Fernandez and Hanna Giordano. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Guests mingle at the Frick's Fifth Avenue Garden. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Guests mingle at The Frick’s Fifth Avenue Garden. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Stephanie Nass founder and chef at Victory Club with friend Paige kringstein. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Stephanie Nass, founder and chef at Victory Club, with friend Paige Kringstein. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Jazz band The Flail perform at The Frick's Spring Garden Party.  (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Jazz band The Flail performs at The Frick’s Spring Garden Party. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Katie Sands and Carolyn Floersheimer. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Katie Sands and Carolyn Floersheimer. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Tamara Choksey and JD Linderman. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Tamara Choksey and JD Linderman. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Irina and Diana. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Irina and Diana. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Guests mingle in the Frick's Fifth Avenue Garden. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Guests mingle in the Frick’s Fifth Avenue Garden. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

The Frick's Garden Court during the Spring Garden Party.  (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
The Frick’s Garden Court during the Spring Garden Party. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)