Lisa Phillips arrived at the New Museum Spring Gala as a godhead in a Zoom box. The director had tested positive for COVID over the weekend and could not make it—thus, her colleagues stepped gracefully into big shoes. One of the evening’s honorees, collector Shelley Fox Aarons's, said as much in her acceptance speech when she noted that there wasn’t a job or task curator Isolde Brielmaier wasn’t up to.
The New Museum’s Spring Gala Reminds Us Why Rituals Matter
The annual fundraiser brought together Jeff Koons, Danny Glover, Marc Glimcher and Deana Lawson to celebrate art and the return of nights out in New York.