Annie Leibovitz Gala
January 16, 2013

The Norton Museum of Art feted iconic photographer, Annie Leibovitz, who made a special appearance at a VIP champagne preview, cocktail reception and private dinner held in her honor at the museum on January 16, 2013. 

The gala evening, chaired by Palm Beacher Tracy Smith, drew more than 250 patrons and special friends of the Museum, who came to view the collection of 39 portraits by Leibovitz, which was recently acquired by the museum and will remain in its permanent collection.

The evening began with a VIP champagne reception with Leibovitz, who led a riveted audience through the exhibition with co-curator, Charlie Stainback, the Norton’s former Assistant Director. Leibovitz regaled the crowd with anecdotes about the photographs and her career.  The dinner, attended by gala sponsors, was held inside the museum’s grand entry hall, which was transformed into a stylish, intimate dining venue by event designer Bruce Sutka.

 
 
GALA CHAIR
  Tracy Smith
 
EXCLUSIVE CORPORATE SPONSOR
  BMO Private Bank
 
BENEFACTOR
  Mr. and Mrs. John Richman
 
GRAND PATRONS
Jane Carroll and Leo Arnaboldi
Audrey and Martin Gruss
Tracy and Matthew K. Smith
 
PATRONS
Joan and Richard Barovick
Rita and Charles Bronfman
Annie and Michael Falk
Barbara and Peter Georgescu
Pam and Bob Goergen
Gayle and Paul Gross
Irene and Jim Karp
Carol and Thomas Kirchhoff
Jane and Leonard Korman
Ellen and Irwin Levy
Ann and Gilbert Maurer
Mrs. Andrall Pearson
Jean and Fred Sharf
Arna and Stan Smith
Mrs. Harold Smith
Beverly Sommer
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Soter
Oblio and Barry Wish
 
SUPPORTERS
Doreen and Gilbert Bassin
Bruce A. Beal and Francis V. Cunningham
Shirlee and Bernard Brown
Grace Dana
Beth Rudin De Woody
Sandra and Gerald Fineberg
Nicki and J. Ira Harris
Jo Ann Hoffman
Barbara and Harry Howell
Anne and Gilbert Kinney
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Kosoy
Joan and Charles Lazarus
Ellen Liman and Terry Liebman
The Honorable and Mrs. Earle Mack
Janine and Bill Mayville
Sydell L. Miller and Philip Zieky
Heidi and John Niblack
Eliot and Wilson Nolen
Lynn and John Pohanka
Ni Rong and Dorsey R. Gardner
Lyn Ross
Elaine and Gerald Schuster
Jasmine Horowitz and Donald B. Scott, Jr.
Kathryn and Leo Vecellio
Gioietta and Alberto Vitale
Jan Willinger and David Moscow
 
 
Organized by the Norton Museum of Art. This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of Muriel and Ralph Saltzman. Corporate support provided by BMO Private Bank. Additional support provided by The Mr. and Mrs. Hamish Maxwell Exhibition Endowment and the Photography Committee of the Norton Museum of Art. Media support provided by WPTV Channel 5 and The Miami Herald.