On Saturday, June 11, the MFA hosted its 13th annual Summer Party with more than 850 guests. The night began with a Pre-Party in the elegant Koch Gallery for VIPs. The Shapiro Family Courtyard was transformed into an urban oasis for the main event, complete with a starry night sky and exquisite greenery. Guests bid on more than 20 works of art in the silent art auction, and entered to win exciting prizes such as Saint Laurent handbag, a Nantucket getaway, and a stay on a private Caribbean private island. DJ Rich DiMare kept the crowd dancing all night long, and the dessert buffet and late-night snacks were truly spectacular.

The success of this year’s party would not have been possible without the support of the many organizations and individuals that contributed their time and tireless efforts. Thank you to our lead sponsors, Saks Fifth Avenue and Chloe Wine Collection. Another big thank-you to our benefit print artist Nicole Chesney, who created a stunning print for all Summer Party VIPs. Finally, a huge thank-you to the Summer Party Host Committee, including co-chairs Elizabeth Dunne Marcoulier and Jason Marcoulier, Alice Rossier and George Lewis, and Charlotte Zawel and Marc Zawel who helped shape the most successful Summer Party yet!

Photo by Todd Mazer Photography, 2016.