Glittering Afternoon of Champagne & Tea at Gem Palace

Munnu Gem Palace Private Preview

Photo Credit: Owen Hoffman / Patrick McMullan Company.

The Freer Sackler Galleries of The Smithsonian Institution along with Tiffany Dubin, Ann Nitze, Susan Pillsbury & Sana Sabbagh hosted a tea and champagne reception on a Tuesday at Gem Palace’s Private Salon in New York City.

It was a glittering afternoon among friends with some of the world’s most dazzling jewels in anticipation of the Freer Sackler Galleries Gala, Some Enchanted Evening which will be held on October 17 at The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria Thomas are the Gala’s Honorary Co-Chairs. 

Munnu Gem Palace Private Preview

Photo Credit: Owen Hoffman/Patrick McMullen

Two dozen guests included: Mrs. Kenneth A. Buckfire, Ms. Tiffany Dubin, Ms. Christophe de Menil and Miss Alina Morini,Ms. Marjorie Reed Gordon, Ms. Jane Stanton Hitchcock, Marife Hernandez, Kathleen B. Hearst, Lily Hoagland, Marianna Kaufman, Siddharth Kaliwal (owner of Gem Palace), Karen Klopp, Ms. Patricia Kluge and Miss. Keesha Johnson, Lisa Miller, Ms. Ann Nitze, Jana Pasquel de Shapiro, Ms. Katharine Rayner, Jane Richards, Ms. Sana Sabbagh, Mrs. Jonathan M. Tisch, Ms. Laurie Tisch,Ms. Elizabeth Farran Tozer and Katy Zeigler.

Munnu Gem Palace Private Preview

Photo Credit: Owen Hoffman/Patrick McMullan

About The Exhibition: Experience Yoga: The Art of Transformation, the world’s first exhibition on the visual culture of this global phenomenon. Through masterpieces of Indian sculpture and painting, explore yoga’s means of transforming body and consciousness, its philosophical foundations, and the roles that yogis played in society. Celebrating India’s great contributions to world culture, the exhibition highlights include three monumental stone yoginis from a tenth-century Hindu temple; ten folios from the first illustrated manuscript of asanas (yogic postures) made for a Mughal emperor in 1602; and the first movie produced about India: Thomas Edison’s Hindoo Fakir (1906).  The exhibition is on view from October 19, 2013 till January 26, 2014

The Freer Sackler Galleries of The Smithsonian Institution, home to this exhibition, are located at 12th Street and Independence Avenue S.W., on the National Mall, and house the nations remarkable collection of Asian art. The admission is always free.


Laurie Tisch, Karen Klopp

Gem Palace’s Jewels

Tiffany Dubin, Jana Pasquel de Shapiro, Ruth Runberg, Jonathan Marder

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