|Dorothy Lichtenstein is President of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, which is dedicated to the encouragement of a broad understanding of the art of her late husband Roy Lichtenstein and the artists of his time. After studying art history at Arcadia University, she became director of the pioneering Bianchini Art Gallery in New York. Dorothy has remained committed to art and culture as she serves on the Board of Studio in a School, the Board of Trustees of the Parrish Art Museum, the Board of Directors of the Trisha Brown Dance Company, the Board of Trustees of the Stony Brook Foundation, and the International Advisory Board of the LongHouse Reserve.
During the gala, there were special performances by composer Philip Glass that took place in the beautiful gardens of LongHouse. Additionally, LongHouse was pleased to be celebrating Jack Lenor Larsen’s 85th Birthday during the evening.
Proceeds raised from the Summer Gala will support the LongHouse Reserve’s mission to exemplify living with art in all forms – a mission Jack Lenor Larsen, one of the world’s foremost advocates of traditional and contemporary crafts began in 1991.
Guest included Laurie Anderson & Lou Reed, Dianne Benson, Tina-Marie Birch, Lisa de Kooning, Molly Chappellet (Author), Kim Catrall (Actress), Roberto Dutesco (Photographer), Larry Gagosian, Philip Glass, Marc Glimcher (President of The Pace Gallery), April Gornik (Artist), Bill T. Jones, Jack Lenor Larsen, Dorothy Lichtenstein (Honoree), Robert Menschel and Janet Wallach, Jenni Muldaur (Singer), Ralph Pucci (Designer), Geoffrey Ross and John Dransfield, Judith Shea (Artist), Barbara Slifka, Cindy Sherman (Photographer/Director), Annaliese Soros, Matko Tomicic ( Executive Director of LongHouse Reserve), Robert Wilson (Honoree).
LongHouse Reserve exemplifies living with art in all its forms. Founded by Jack Lenor Larsen, its collections, gardens, sculpture and programs reflect world cultures and inspire a creative life. LongHouse Reserve is a not-for-profit museum that encompasses nearly 16 beautiful acres in East Hampton, New York. Each year the LongHouse Reserve presents major exhibitions in both the pavilion and the gardens. Currently, there are more than 60 sculptures for the gardens including works of glass by Dale Chihuly, ceramics by Takaezu, and bronzes by Barceló, Voulkos, Benglis and de Kooning. Works by Ossorio, Claus Bury, Yoko Ono, Opocensky, Izumi Masatoshi, Bryn Hunt, Eric Fischl, Roy Lichtenstein and Takashi Soga are also on view, while the installation of a Fly’s Eye Dome designed by Buckminster Fuller and a site-specific Sol Lewitt add interesting scale and dimension. www.longhouse.org.