New York Cool

What's Up For Today?

New York Cool - Ask Miss Wendy


Cocktail Party
El Museo's Gala
April 7, 2015
Private Home


On Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 over 100 guests gathered to celebrate El Museo del Barrio's upcoming Gala and meet Patricia Underwood, the official Gala Milliner, where guests were able to design their gala veils and view and purchase a selection of designs. The gala kick off party was held at the home of El Museo's Gala Chairs, Maria Eugenia Maury and William Haseltine.

Guests included: Gabriel Alonso-Mendoza, Jacob Alvarez, Carolina Alvarez-Mathies, Cheryl Anhava, Enrica Arengi Bentivoglio, Camila Arria, Manuela Arria-Maury, Ana Cristina Atencio, Tony Bechara, Gaily and John Beinecke, Henry L. Boulton, Karina Correa-Maury, Jamie Diamond, Karla Farach, Ambassador Sandra Fuentes Berain Villenave, Rhonda Garelick, Jessica Garza-Bueron, Francisco X. Gonzalez and Jeannette M. Baez, Evelyn Gutierrez-Subramaniam, Erika Harrsch, Maria Eugenia Maury and William Haseltine, Michael Heller, Victoria Heller, Warren James, Nicholas Kilner, Rachel Lee-Holland, Norma Lujan, Annabelle Mariaca, Alberto Mariaca, Mary McFadden, Annie La and Jeffrey Mercado, Jerald Miller, Christine Miller Martin and Christian Mürrle, Arturo O'Farrill, Cristina Pineda & Christian Tonatiuh González, Ms. Candy Pratts Price, Camila Rachmanis, Tracey and Phillip Riese, Faanya Rose, Ms. Irina Movmyga Serrano and Mr. Andres Serrano, Mr. Ray Smith, Esmeralda Spinola and Emilio Pedroni, Carmen Ana Unanue, Patricia Underwood, Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Maria C. Wirth, Sabrina Wirth-Sokolik and Lisa Yom

The El Museo 2015 Gala has a cinematic theme, inspired by the museum's current exhibition UNDER THE MEXICAN SKY: Gabriel Figueroa - Art and Film, celebrating the legacy of the prolific Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa. Ladies are asked to dress in black and white with gloves and veils.

The Gala will be held on Thursday, May 14th at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. This year's honorees are: Eugenio López Alonso, Founder and President of Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Yolanda Santos, from El Museo's Board of Trustees, and Lisa Garcia Quiroz, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Time Warner Inc.

Thank you in advance for the inclusion, please credit Owen Hoffman of Patrick McMullan Company.

For museum inquires contact Carolina Alvarez-Mathies in El Museo's press office at 212-660-7119 or

You can download a selection of captioned photos from the event by following the link:















© New York Cool 2004-2014