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Beaux Arts Hosts South Florida’s Oldest Costume Ball for Its Oldest Visual Arts Musuem


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With the perfect mix of good and evil, these clowns were declared the evening’s costume winners.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (November 12, 2014)—More than 275 costumed and black-tie revelers celebrated well into the night on November 8 to raise funds for the Lowe Art Museum and Beaux Arts projects at the 62nd annual Beaux Arts Ball, which pulled off its Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil theme with head-turning splendor.

Revelers’ good-versus-evil garb, mixed with dramatic event décor, and amazing raffles and prizes produced one of the most exciting and successful Beaux Arts Balls to date. Beaux Arts Ball President Becky McCarron, alongside co-chairs Meredith Kallaher and Anne Beaumont Neithardt, made sure that all guests were welcomed with extraordinary excitement and entertainment from the moment they entered the historic Alfred I. DuPont Building—the ideal backdrop for such a spectacular event.

After climbing the building’s striking lobby staircase and entering the event space through an enormous, Savannah-inspired, wrought iron gate, guests mingled in a “Good” auction and cocktail ballroom, complete with mysterious white wire angels, green topiaries, and white balloons, before being ushered into an “Evil” dining ballroom, brimming with captivating blood-red table settings, glowing candelabras, and swamp moss-sprinkled centerpieces. Décor design and execution was spearheaded by the immensely talented and creative Beaux Arts member, Coco Torre.

Beaux Arts President Becky McCarron, and Beaux Arts Ball Co-Chairs Meredith Kallaher and Anne Beaumont Neithardt created an evening of extraordinary excitement and entertainment.

Beaux Arts President Becky McCarron, and Beaux Arts Ball Co-Chairs Meredith Kallaher and Anne Beaumont Neithardt created an evening of extraordinary excitement and entertainment.

Miami’s oldest costume ball, featuring a sit-down dinner and dancing, drew brilliantly eccentric attire — including voodoo princess, the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who, and Austin Powers and Dr. Evil. Other creative costumes included a flock of black birds, angels and devils, and a group of creepy clowns—the evening’s costume winner because they were the perfect mix of good and evil.

With signature GREY GOOSE cocktails flowing,this year’s Beaux Arts Ball also featured an expansive silent auction, including more than 200 items valued at more than $150,000; a first-ever Storied Wine Pull; and an exciting raffle with the top prize a $2,500 shopping spree at Neiman Marcus.

Emcee Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard greeted guests, announced the raffle winners, and paid homage to the longstanding organization—currently celebrating 63 years of service. She also emceed the Beaux Arts “Fund-a-Need” portion of the evening that raised more than $14,500, which will directly fund the organization’s outreach programs that seek to reach artists and children in our community to enhance art and art education.

These programs have achieved acquisitions of more than 50 pieces of art donated to the Lowe Art Museum, inspired more than 25,000 children at the Beaux Arts Art Camp and Classes, hosted more than 5,000 students from underserved schools for a day of art education and hands-on art projects, and supported artists and student artists with recognition and aid.

The title sponsors of the 2014 Beaux Arts Ball included City National Bank and Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables and Cutler Bay. Additional sponsors included the Haggard Law Firm; the Medina Family Foundation; UHealth; Ashley Cusack Realty; Driven Brands; High Boy Antiques; Multirace; Northern Trust; Leslie DeBauge and Les Levi; Habify; Hillary Littlejohn Scurtis Interior Designs; LNR Properties; Lowell International Realty; TUUCI; USA Bouquet; Windstorm Holdings, Inc.; Neiman Marcus; SABMiller; Thierry’s Catering; GREY GOOSE; Kim and Tom Wood; Southern Audio Visual; Thierry’s Catering; and Allie Munroe.

Beaux Arts executive board members are Becky McCarron, president; Cristina Krislav, vice president; Samantha Murphy, corresponding secretary; Julie Nance, recording secretary; Jen Green, treasurer; and JJ Hansen, auxiliary treasurer.

 

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Lowe Receives $1.5 Million Gift from Beaux Arts

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Lowe Receives $1.5 Million Gift from Beaux Arts


By Annette Gallagher
UM News

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UM President Donna E. Shalala looks on as Becky McCarron, president of Beaux Arts, signs a $1.5 million gift check to the Lowe Art Museum.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (November 3, 2014) — The  and Beaux Arts have been partners for 63 years. A $1.5 million gift from Beaux Arts, the museum’s founding support group, has now enabled the creation of the position of Beaux Arts Director and Chief Curator of the Lowe Art Museum. The endowment will also support increased programming, community outreach, facility upgrades and other projects at the Lowe.

“Through events such as their spectacular annual Beaux Arts Festival and so much more, the members of the Beaux Arts have been critical supporters of the Lowe’s educational and cultural mission in South Florida,” said Sergio M. Gonzalez, senior vice president for University Advancement and External Affairs. “Their efforts have allowed the Lowe to grow and flourish since 1952; we are grateful for all that they have done and continue to do.”

With the University’s commitment to taking the Lowe to the next level of excellence and the recent announcement of the museum’s acclaimed new director and art historian, Jill Deupi, the museum is perfectly poised to realize its vision as a world-class arts education and cultural institution.

“For more than 60 years, Beaux Arts has played a critical role in the Lowe Art Museum’s long-term success by helping us to grow our collections, expand our facilities and enhance our programming,” said Deupi. “This remarkable donation affirms Beaux Arts’ commitment to furthering the educational and outreach mission of the museum. It equally solidifies the relationship between Beaux Arts and the Lowe, and secures for us a solid future together.”

Beaux Arts has a long tradition of serving as an educational resource to the community and of philanthropy at the museum. As original founders of the Lowe, Beaux Arts’ steadfast loyalty has been reflected by its generosity.

“As president of this amazing organization, I am honored to be part of such a wonderful event,” said Becky McCarron, president of Beaux Arts. “These funds come as a result of hard work from members past and present, and we know the Lowe will benefit greatly from our gift, which will benefit Beaux Arts as well. This is such a wonderful opportunity for the Lowe and Beaux Arts, and we are ecstatic that this endowment will live in perpetuity.”

“This generous gift further cements the long, successful partnership between Beaux Arts and the Lowe. The support of Beaux Arts has been critical to the Lowe’s success in being a cultural resource to our students and South Florida for more than 60 years, and we look forward to continuing that relationship under the leadership of Dr. Jill Deupi,” said Leonidas Bachas, dean of the UM College of Arts and Sciences, of which the Lowe is a part.

Kristen Munroe, past president of Beaux Arts, said, “This gift to endow and name the directorship of the Lowe celebrates the hard work of all the past and current members of Beaux Arts to create a permanent resource that will further enhance the museum. Beaux Arts is honored to give this gift to the museum and support the gem that is the Lowe.”

The development of the Lowe’s highly regarded collection may be attributed to the continued generosity of partners such as Beaux Arts who, from the museum’s beginning, have supported it with major gifts. The almost 19,000-object collection is one of the most important in the Southeast. The Lowe Art Museum excels not only as a vibrant center for teaching and research, but also as a foremost cultural institution for Miami’s diverse community, and the city’s many visitors from around the world.

“I am looking forward to building an even brighter tomorrow with the help of Beaux Arts and each and every one of their members,” said Deupi.

 

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De la Cruz Collection Hosts Welcome Reception for New Lowe Director

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De la Cruz Collection Hosts Welcome Reception for New Lowe Director


From left are Leonidas Bachas, dean of the College of Arts and  Sciences; Jill Deupi, director of the Lowe Art Museum; Carlos de la Cruz; and Adriana Verdeja, senior development director, major gifts, University Advancement.

From left are Leonidas Bachas, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Jill Deupi, director of the Lowe Art Museum; Carlos de la Cruz; and Adriana Verdeja, senior development director, major gifts, University Advancement.

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (October 14, 2014)More than 350 people congregated at the de la Cruz Collection in Wynwood on October 14 to welcome Jill Deupi to Miami. Deupi, the new director of the University of Miami Lowe Art Museum, joined Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz and invited guests discuss her vision for the Lowe.

“Everyone in the Miami has been very welcoming—and no one more so than the de la Cruzes,” said Deupi. “I appreciate their generosity, both for hosting the reception in their beautiful gallery and for their willingness to partner with the Lowe. It was a pleasure to meet so many supporters of the museum, and I am excited about reconnecting and working with them in the future.”

In addition to enjoying the two stories of striking modern art belonging to the de la Cruzes, guests enjoyed wine and cuisine from Sushi Maki. Longtime supporters of the Lowe, the de la Cruzes are renowned for their collection.

“I am thrilled that Jill Deupi has chosen Miami and the Lowe as her  new home, and I’m also very excited to see what the future will bring,” said Ibett Yanez, director of the de la Cruz Collection. “The welcome reception at the de la Cruz Collection was our way of introducing and welcoming Dr. Deupi to Miami’s vibrant art community.  The evening was a success for everyone involved, and I look forward to future collaborations with the Lowe.”

 

 

 

 

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Lowe Art Museum Annual Recycled Art Book Sale October 2-5


Visit the Lowe Art Museum from Thursday, October 2 through Sunday, October 5 to purchase discounted pre-owned art books. All proceeds benefit the Lowe.

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Beaux Arts Annual Ball Slated for November 8 With ‘Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil’ Theme


Beaux Arts, which sponsors Miami’s oldest costume ball to benefit the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, has announced that the 62nd Annual Beaux Arts Ball will take place Saturday, November 8 in downtown Miami at the Alfred I. DuPont Building, 169 E. Flagler Street, with the much-anticipated theme of “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.”

Evening events will include a large silent auction, featuring over 200 items valued at over $150,00 and a first-ever Storied Wine Pull; a sit-down dinner and dancing; a costume and skit competition; and an exciting raffle with the top prize being a $2,500 shopping spree at Neiman Marcus.

Title sponsors of the 62nd ball include City National Bank and Mercedes Benz of Coral Gables and Cutler Bay. Additional sponsors include the Medina Family Foundation, UHealth, Ashley Cusack Realty, LNR Properties, Lowell International Realty, Neiman Marcus, SABMiller, Thierry’s Catering, Grey Goose Vodka, and Allie Munroe. This year’s chairs are  Meredith Kallaher and Anne Beaumont Neithardt.

Funds raised at the event will be used for exhibitions, improvements, and acquisitions to the Lowe’s permanent collection, as well as to finance the organization’s flagship program, Hands On!, which exposes underserved children from Miami-Dade County to the visual arts.

Tickets are $275 per person. Reserve now by visiting www.bidpal.net/beauxarts.

The largest financial donor group to the museum, Beaux Arts is a 100 percent volunteer organization made up of 100 women and over 300 associates. The group organizes both the ball and the annual Festival of Art on the UM campus. The organization recently won the “White Award,” which recognized the group as the University’s most effective donor for surpassing the $5 million mark of funds contributed to the Lowe Museum. To date, Beaux Arts has hosted more than 25,000 children at the Beaux Arts Art Camp and hosted more than 5,000 Miami-Dade students at Hands On!

 

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