Museum Annual Benefit Gala

Fête de Nuit: A Montparnasse Ball at Princeton

te de Nuit: A Montparnasse Ball at Princeton
Saturday, February 3, 2018 



6:00 p.m.
Princeton University Art Museum

Dinner and Dancing

7:30 p.m.
Prospect House

Join the Princeton University Art Museum at our annual benefit gala—Fête de Nuit: A Montparnasse Ball at Princeton.

Drawing inspiration from the Parisian avant-garde and the artistic community that flourished in the cafés and studios of the city’s Montparnasse quarter during the 1910s and 1920s, Fête de Nuit celebrates a creative utopia and the renowned artists it inspired. The 2018 Gala will revel in the cuisine, music, and ambience of this vibrant era.

From the dawn of art collecting at Princeton in the 1750s, the Museum has grown to be one of the most vital and comprehensive on any college campus. Funds raised through the Gala—our only annual fundraising event—generate essential financial resources for the wide-ranging exhibitions and education and outreach programs the Museum delivers throughout the year to some 200,000 on-site visitors. Thanks to your advocacy and support, the Museum thrives as a gateway to a world of art, where admission is always free.

For more information about the Gala, including reservations and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Christine Thiel at 609-258-3762 or

The Museum is grateful to the following early sponsors for their leadership support:

Allen Adler, Class of 1967, and Frances Beatty Adler • Carolyn and Tim Ainslie • Susan and Jim Baumann • Laura and Len Berlik • Mary and David Blair, Class of 1967 • Bloomberg Philanthropies • Bryn Mawr Trust Company • Mrs. James E. Burke • Jitender and Jeannie Chopra • Susan and John Diekman, Class of 1965 • Eastridge Design Home • Christopher L. Eisgruber, Class of 1983, and Lori A. Martin • Sarah Lee Elson, Class of 1984 • Celia A. Felsher, Class of 1976, and John L. Cecil, Class of 1976 • William S. Fisher, Class of 1979, and Sakurako Fisher, through the Sakana Foundation • Cheryl and Elliot Gursky • Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970, and Heather Sturt Haaga • Hamilton Jewelers • Julis-Rabinowitz Family • Stephen and Julie Kim, Class of 1992 • Christina H. Lee, Graduate School Class of 1999, and David S. Lee, Graduate School Class of 1999 • Nancy Lee • Sueyun and Gene Locks, Class of 1959 • Catherine and David Loevner, Class of 1976 • Ginny Mason and Robert Willig • Valerie and Jim McKinney • Grace R. and Howard S. Mele, MD, Class of 1949* • Annette Merle-Smith • Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. • Nancy A. Nasher, Class of 1976, and David J. Haemisegger, Class of 1976 • Neiman Marcus Short Hills • Christopher E. Olofson, Class of 1992 • PNC Wealth Management • H. Vincent Poor, Graduate School Class of 1977, and Connie H. Poor • Princeton Tour Company • PSEG • Rago Arts and Auction Center, Lambertville, NJ • John H. Rassweiler • Louise Sams, Class of 1979, and Jerome Grilhot • Judith McCartin Scheide • Inez and Richard Scribner, Class of 1958 • Siemens Corporation, Corporate Technology • James Christen Steward • Enea and Dave Tierno • Margaret Van Dagens, J&M Marketing Communications