Young Fellows Ball

Group of young men and women at a formal party
Chairman Lili Buffett, Chairman Britt Theodora, Chairman Larry Milstein, Vanessa Traina, Honorary Chairman and Creative Director of ALTUZARRA Joseph Altuzarra, Chairman Selby Drummond, Chairman Paul Arnhold, and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon; photo: Carl Timpone/

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More than 550 young art enthusiasts gathered on March 21, 2019 for the annual Young Fellows Ball, one of New York City’s most highly regarded and widely covered social events. This year’s ball takes its theme from the current special exhibition Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture. The benefit, in partnership with sponsor ALTUZARRA, raised funds for programs at both the museum and the Frick Art Reference Library.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served in the Frick’s elegant Garden Court, and party goers danced to tracks spun by DJ Pamela Katz. In addition to Ferrari Trento Sparkling Wine, guests enjoyed the evening’s specialty cocktail, Primavera, created with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Rosé by Hampton Water Wine Co.

The galleries were open throughout the evening, allowing guests to step back in time into the Gilded Age mansion that was once the private residence of businessman and philanthropist Henry Clay Frick and his family. Mr. Frick assembled a world-class collection of masterpieces by Degas, Fragonard, Goya, Manet, Rembrandt, Turner, Vermeer, and Whistler, among others, which are displayed amidst Renaissance bronzes, Limoges enamels, Sèvres porcelain, and French and Italian furniture.