On Friday, August 7th, Guild Hall
will host their annual Summer Gala. The evening will kickoff at 5 p.m., with a white wine reception and an exclusive preview of "Roy Lichtenstein
: Between Sea and Sky" in The Museum at Guild Hall. The exhibition is a celebration of the artist's abiding relationship with the East End of Long Island.
Following the first look, attendees will meet at a sprawling 23 acre private estate in East Hampton at 7 p.m., for an evening of signature cocktails, music by Hannah Bronfman
, dinner by Sonnier & Castle, and artwork from Kaws, Annie Leibovitz
, Keith Sonnier, and William Wegman
, which is featured in the live auction, led by auctioneer Alec Baldwin
. Artist April Gornik
will host this year's benefit, which includes a tribute by Dorothy Lichtenstein
to her long-time friend Mickey Straus
, in whose memory the exhibition is dedicated. Straus joined Guild Hall's board in 1992 and served as Chair from 1995 to 2013.
Proceeds from the evening will benefit Guild Hall's year-round programming and its mission of celebrating the performing, literary and visual artists with ties to the East End.
Tickets begin at $500.
For more information, visit www.guildhall.org.
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