Photos: Annual Summer Party at the Museum of Fine Arts

Check out scenes from the June 10, 2017, event at the Museum of Fine Arts

On Saturday June 10, 2017, the Museum Council hosted the annual Summer Party at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA). The black tie gala was held in the elegantly transformed Shapiro Family Courtyard, featuring DJ Rich DiMare spinning music all night long. The event attracted the city’s young and stylish philanthropists for a night of art, dancing, and celebrating, while raising crucial support for the Museum’s exhibitions, community programs, and conservation initiatives. The French Riviera theme was inspired by the exhibition, “Matisse in the Studio,” open through July 9. Throughout the evening, guests bid on a juried silent art auction featuring work by established and emerging artists. Guests enjoyed champagne,  rosé, and specialty cocktails, as well as late-night bites and desserts. Among the 800 guests were the Summer Party Co-Chairs—Bill Neidlinger, Gina Morda, Erika Gorman and Justin DuMouchelle—along with Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director; artists Ariel Freiberg, Julia Powell, Farzaneh and Bahareh Safarani; and many more.

Museum Council Summer Party co-chairs with Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director (L-R): Bill Neidlinger, Gina Morda, Matthew Teitelbaum, Erika Gorman and Justin DuMouchelle / Photo by Todd Mazer

Multi-media artist Ariel Freiberg  / Photo by Todd Mazer

DJ Rich DiMare /Photo by Todd Mazer

Farzaneh and Bahareh Safarani /Photo by Todd Mazer

Elizabeth Dobrska and her husband Brendan Ciecko / Photo by Todd Mazer

The Summer Party at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / Photo by Todd Mazer

Hadley Powell and her husband Allie Powell / Photo by Todd Mazer

Daniel Ryan and Abigail Ogilvy Ryan / Photo by Todd Mazer