Parties & Openings
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
Something Pleasant: NRM Welcomes Cartoonist Roz Chast
Amy Krzanik reports from Stockbridge. Partygoers flocked to the sold-out spring gala at the Norman Rockwell Museum on Saturday, June 6, which also gave attendees a chance to preview the Museum’s newest exhibit, Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs. The charming illustrator was on hand to give a personal tour of the exhibit, along with its curator, Stephanie Plunkett. The four rooms of work by Chast include her cartoons and covers for The New Yorker (dating from 1978) and the entirety of her award-winning graphic memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, which intimately and humorously details her parents’ last years. Also featured is original artwork from her children’s books, brightly colored handmade rugs depicting her drawings, and a video interview with the illustrator. Chast, who resides in Ridgefield, CT, discussed the ins and outs of working for a major magazine, taking care of her aging parents, and creating books starring her pet bird, Marco. After cocktails on the terrace, guests moved to the tent for dinner, music from The Sister City Jazz Ambassadors and a live auction with Sotheby’s Priyanka Mathew. Show above, Karen and Werner Gundersheimer with the artist, Roz Chast.
Susan Geller with Betsey and Mark Selkowitz; Thomas and Eileen Pulling. Mark Selkowitz and Thomas Pulling are longtime Museum trustees who were honored at the event.
Nancy Kalodner with NRM director and CEO Laurie Norton Moffatt; Anne Morgan, an NRM trustee who was honored at the event, with Catherine Deely and Pamela Deely, in front.
Guests make their way toward the tent for dinner on the Museum’s grounds, whose trees were in full bloom.
Tom Potter, Cindy and Ollie Curme, and Dan Mathieu; Paul Raphael LeBlanc and Lauren LeBlanc.
Aine Ungar of the Ungar Foundation with John and Mildred Smith and photographer Hildy Pincus Kronen; Sonya and Deryck Tonge.
The Museum’s Ann Sterlin, Holly Coleman and Lisa Lewis; a hand-made storytelling rug from the exhibit.