Bringing Art to Life
6:30 - 8:30 pm, April 27, 2018

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On Friday, April 27, the Whitehall Society hosted its seasonal cocktail party and fundraising event, Mixing It Up. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the Lake Room, the event included hors d’oeuvres and Gilded Age style cocktails. Live entertainment, related to the theme of the current winter exhibition, Masterfully Human: The Art of Gaugengigl, included a Parisian style jazz band, and actors portraying characters from the era of Gaugengigl's art. The exhibition was open for viewing by party-goers during the event. A special pop-up Museum Store continued the theme with Gaugengigl exhibition catalogues, and cocktail-related products.

The Whitehall Society's purpose is to cultivate the support and patronage of a new generation of residents of the Palm Beach area who have an interest in arts and culture, history, architecture, and the preservation of Whitehall. Funds raised support the Museum's education programs for children.

Masterfully Human: The Art of Gaugengigl surveyed the work of Boston painter and etcher Ignaz Marcel Gaugengigl (1855-1932), in the first museum exhibition devoted to this Gilded Age artist. The Bavarian-born Gaugengigl created beautifully painted depictions of everyday life, often set in revolutionary-era France, that convey timeless themes such as honor, friendship, love, and beauty. His intimate and evocative works were sought after by Boston area collectors.