Young Fellows Ball

five young women in evening gowns at a formal party

Photo: Christine A. Butler

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More than 600 young art enthusiasts gathered on March 15 for the annual Young Fellows Ball, one of New York City’s most highly regarded and widely covered social events. The ball’s theme this year – Virtue & Vice – was inspired by Paolo Veronese’s monumental Choice Between Virtue and Vice from the Frick’s permanent collection. The benefit, in partnership with sponsor ESCADA, 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 partygoers danced to tracks spun by DJ’s Timo and Rosé. In addition to Ferrari Trento Sparkling Wine, guests enjoyed the evening’s specialty cocktails, Virtue and Dark Side, created with Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Johnnie Walker Black. 
 
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.