Earlier this month, the City Museum hosted its annual Spring Symposium & Luncheon, bringing together designers and patrons and raising more than $270,000 for the Museum.
The event began with a champagne reception and book signing by interior designers William T. Georgis and Alexa Hampton, followed by a panel discussion with the two designers moderated by Donald Albrecht, the Curator of Architecture & Design at the Museum of the City of New York. They discussed the influence of neoclassicism in their latest work including the Kips Bay Decorator Show House and Gilded New York, the inaugural exhibition in the Tiffany & Co. Foundation at the City Museum.
Alexa Hampton, Donald Albrecht and William Georgis
Donald Albrecht, Alexa Hampton, Michael Bruno, Jim Druckman, Susan Henshaw Jones and William Georgis
Kathy Prounis, Kathy Reilly and Polly Onet
Brad Ford, Joan Michaels, Stacy McLaughlin and Michael Bruno
Introductory remarks were made by Susan Henshaw Jones, the Ronay Menschel Director of the City Museum; Tracey Pontarelli, a City Museum trustee and co-chair of the event; and Jim Druckman, president and CEO of the New York Design Center.
Following the talk, guests gathered on the City Museum’s Fifth Avenue terrace overlooking the Central Park Conservatory Garden for lunch. Attendees included Michael Bruno, Amy Lau, Brad Ford, Amanda Nisbet, Jayne and Joan Michaels, Bronson van Wyck and Alberto Villalobos.