Nassau County Museum Of Art (NCMA) recently went back in time with a Museum Ball dedicated to the 1920s. The Roaring Twenties and All That Jazz night was filled with cocktails, dinner and dancing, with the theme of the evening complementing the museum’s latest exhibition Anything Goes: The Jazz Age. The spectacular exhibit composed of literature, music and art from the Gold Coast Gatsby era runs through July 8.
The black tie affair also encouraged flapper and 1920s attire and guests took notice, with many showing up in traditional garb of the Jazz era. Dinner sponsors included Americana Manhasset and Wheatley Plaza while New York Cottages and Gardens served as the media sponsor.
The evening honored Arlene and Arthur Levine, who have been friends and supporters of the NCMA for many years. Arthur has served on the museum’s Board of Trustees since 1992, as president from 1998-99 and continues as vice president. He currently chairs the Building and Grounds Committee and serves on the Exhibitions and Nominating Committees. Arlene has been an active Museum Council member and has also served on many committees including the Museum Ball committee. The Levines have participated in fundraising activities and spearheaded events for the restoration of the museum’s formal garden.
“On behalf of myself and the board, we were truly privileged to honor Arlene and Arthur Levine’s lifetime philanthropy,” said Angela Susan Anton, president of the board of trustees for the museum. “The grandeur of their generosity was only matched by the spectacle of the evening’s festivities, evoking a time in history that the Gold Coast is so well-known for.”
Proceeds from the Museum Ball support the Nassau County Museum of Art exhibitions, public programs, special events as well as family and children’s activities including Autism & the Arts and Adults with Memory Loss.
The Nassau County Museum Of Art is located at One, Museum Dr., Roslyn. For more information on exhibitions, museum hours and donations, call 516-484-9338 or visit www.nassaumuseum.org.