(New York, October 9, 2013) – The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Apollo Circle group for young patrons will hold its tenth gala benefit at the Museum on Thursday, November 14, from 9 p.m. to midnight at The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing. The theme of this year’s black-tie event, Between the Seams, is inspired by the exhibition Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800, on view at the Met through January 5, 2014.
The Benefit is sponsored by Maiyet, the luxury fashion brand which celebrates rare artisanal skills and textiles from unexpected places and in doing so, seeks to promote prosperity and dignity in places that need it most.
Apollo Circle Chairs Genevieve Kinney, Alejandro Santo Domingo, and Laura Z. Stone will be joined by Benefit Chairs Alexi Ashe and Seth Meyers, Ariel Ashe, Meredith Melling Burke, Selby Drummond, Sylvana Ward Durrett, Amanda Hearst, Joanna Hillman, Jessica Joffe, Joann Pailey, Sophie Pera, Ashley Wilcox Platt, Lauren Remington Platt, Bettina Prentice, Caroline Cummings Rafferty, Elettra Wiedemann, the Benefit committee, and nearly 1,000 guests for cocktails and dancing. Brendan Fallis will DJ.
The Apollo Circle, founded in 1997, is a special Membership group for young donors of the Museum. Named after the Greek god of youth and the arts, The Apollo Circle engages its Members in a variety of educational and social activities and provides incomparable insights into the Museum's collection and special exhibitions. Proceeds from the Benefit support The Apollo Circle Fund for Art Conservation.
Ticket prices are $200 for Apollo Circle Members ($250 after November 7), $300 for non-Apollo Circle Members ($350 after November 7), and $500 for Benefactor Tickets. Ticket packages are also available. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at www.metmuseum.org/apollocirclebenefit.
A design-driven luxury label founded in 2011, Maiyet makes women’s ready-to-wear clothing, jewelry, handbags, and shoes. The company, which seeks to elevate the next generation of master craftsmen from places such as India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Mongolia, and Peru, is deeply committed to forging partnerships with artisans to promote sustainable business growth. Maiyet has a strategic partnership with Nest, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to training and developing artisan businesses. Nest deploys customized programs which allow craftsmen to create higher quality products, earn higher wages, employ more people, and encourage stability and prosperity in their communities.
Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800 is made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Diane W. and James E. Burke Fund, The Coby Foundation, Ltd., The Favrot Fund, the Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund, and the Quinque Foundation.
October 9, 2013