Parties & Openings
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
Butterflies Take Flight At Berkshire Museum’s Summer Gala
Rachel Louchen reports from Pittsfield. On the first day of summer, the Berkshire Museum unveiled its latest (quite seasonally appropriate) exhibit, Butterflies and had a massive party to celebrate the bright-winged beauties, as well as the solstice. On Saturday, June 21, the museum was filled with jazz music and delicious hors d’oeuvres as guests viewed the new exhibit, which features the unique creatures in every shape, size and color. The highlight is the live Butterfly Pavilion, which allows visitors to view first-hand the butterflies in their habitats. Later in the evening, after the lively auction, DJ BFG was on hand to spin dance music late into the night. Above, Sasha Klimchuk and Brittany Benahm, who assisted with development and Kendra Knisley, curatorial assistant, greeted guests to the party.
Trustees as well as gala committee members Stacey and Jeffery Weber with Maria Mingalone, curator of the exhibition.
Butterfly pavilion hostess Adrianna Fox and Austin Johnson; Former Museum board president Betsy Selkowitz and consultant Rena Zurofsky.
Trustee Wendy Gordon and Tony Chojnowski, proprietor of Casablanca in Lenox; Dr. Lydia Resner, Alan Needleman and Martin Shimmel.