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

Written by Wendy R. Williams

Opposite Photo:
Designer Mary McFadden and
Millinery Designer Patricia Underwood
Photo Credit:
Owen Hoffman of Patrick McMullen

El Museo's Gala Chairs, William Haseltine and Maria Eugenia Maury
Photo Credit: Owen Hoffman of Patrick McMullen

Maria Eugenia Maury and Williams Haseltine hosted a cocktail party in their stunning new Eastside condominium on Tuesday, April 7th. The Maury/Haseltine home is at the top of one of New York City's skyscraper condominium buildings and the view through the floor to ceiling windows was simply spectacular. Inside the apartment, over one hundred guests mingled to celebrate the upcoming El Museo del Barrio Gala (Thursday, May 14th at The Plaza Hotel in New York City). The room was filled with New York's fashionable, artistic and philanthropic Hispanic community.

Famed milliner Patricia Underwood traveled from London to be the guest of honor for the event. Ms. Underwood had brought a selection of veiled headpieces and Underwood and her assistants were on hand to help the guests try on the hats and work up custom designs. The hats were beautiful, sexy and fun and added an element of whimsy to the party.

Two Guests Enjoying The Hats
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Jamie Diamond, Carolina Alvarez-Mathies, Designer Patricia Underwood,
Norma Nujan and Devon Caranicas,
Photo Credit: Owen Hoffman of Patrick McMullen

Hilderamo Armas, Gabriel Rivera-Barraza, Designer Carlos Campos,
Carolina Alvarez-Mathies and Rafael Mathus Ruiz
Photo Credit: Owen Hoffman of Patrick McMullen

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.

Jennifer Laughlin, Annamaria Bolton and Artist Tony Bechera
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Artist Andres Serrano and Irina Serrano
Photo Credit: Owen Hoffman of Patrick McMullen

Gala Information:

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.

Aria Lara and Henry Bolton
Photo Credit: Wendy R Williams

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