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Opening of Egyptian Gallery at Bass Museum of Art
Increases Museum Membership by 40%

Robert Onuska & Christina Getty-Maercks

Silvia Karman Cubiñá and Alan Randolph

Bass Museum of Art inaugurated the only Egyptian Gallery in Florida at their members-only premiere event, A Night at the Museum. The new permanent gallery offers a unique opportunity to learn about one of the world's oldest and most mysterious civilizations from its surviving objects, including an Egyptian sarcophagus and mummy! The Egyptian Gallery showcases 14 objects of Egyptian antiquity including a gift to the museum and long-term loans from the Brooklyn Museum, Lowe Art Museum and Private Collections.

Special Guests: Bass Museum of Art Executive Director, Silvia Karman Cubiñá; Event Chair and Bass Museum of Art Board Member, Christina Getty-Maercks and Arin Maercks; President of Board of Directors, Bass Museum of Art, George Lindemann; Bass Museum of Art Board Member, Laura Paresky Gould; Bass Museum of Art Board Member, Alan Randolph; hotelier Mark and Amanda Tamis; hotelier Jonathan and Criselda Breene; Miami Beach City Commissioner, Jorge Exposito; hotelier Cricket and Marty Taplin; Co-host of Univision’s Despierta America, Ana Maria Canseco; with socialites James Spielman; Lesley Abravanel, The Miami Herald columnist; Magnus Anderson; Austin and Sarah Harrelson; Yolanda and Jeff Berkowitz ; Mark and Julie Paresky, Oscar Seikaly; Dr. Melissa Lazarus; Liza Walton; Claudia Miyar and Cece Feinberg.

The evening also featured informal curator-led talks by Dr. Edward Bleiberg, Curator of Egyptian, Classical and Ancient Middle Eastern Art at the Brooklyn Museum and Consulting Curator to the Egyptian Gallery. Drinks and desserts were courtesy of GREY GOOSE Vodka, Bervini Prosecco and Stella's Sweet Shoppe with music by DJ Tavin Reiter.

About Bass Museum of Art

The Bass Museum of Art is generously funded by the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners and the Friends of the Bass Museum, Inc.

This Egyptian Gallery is made possible with the support of the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Friends of the Bass Museum, Inc.

Additional support provided by IKEPOD, Duane Morris LLP, CBIZ MHM, LLC, FORTRESS/Museum Quality Storage® & Services, Austin Powder Company, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Ilona and Chad Oppenheim, Citizens Interested in Arts, Inc. and Jacober & Associates.

Photos by WorldRedEye.com

Brian Pollock, Jennifer Leshner and Arin Maercks

Adam Rosenfeld, Michael Simkins and Steven Gans

Aelana Curran, Aimee Dingwell, & Fernanda Sotelo

George Lindemann and Silvia Karman Cubiñá with group

Tom Austin, Megan Riley, Jim & Lucy Burks and Sarah Harrelson

Daniela Swaebe

Brooke Joseph and Nikki Simkins

Cricket Taplin and Megan Riley

Ana Maria Conseco and Alfredo Gonzalez

Susan Turchin, Peter and Kelly Gold

Luciana & Camilo Miguel

Jiannina Castro, Carmel Dubuque and Tara Sokolow

James, Karen, & David Schwade

Tara Sokolow, Ken Sadowsky and Sussane Lyon

Matt Foley and Marina D'Giulao

Kelly & Peter Gold

Laura Collard and Adrian Gonzalez

Mark Tamis with mummy coffins

Marcia Martinez and Michael Laas

Maya Ezratti and Claudia Brod

Jonathon and Criselda Breene

James Spillwall and Michael Bernstein

Stephen and Nancy Bernstein and Steve Gans

Rian Maercks and Elizabeth Spill

Yolanda & Jeff Berkowitz

Andy Reiter

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