Museo’s Young International Circle (YIC) Annual Benefit
Hosted Over 400 Guests as it
Celebrated Halloween Latino Style
with a “Día De Los Muertos” Bash
New York, NY, October 29, 2010—
El Museo del Barrio Young International Circle (YIC)
held its annual benefit on Thursday, October 28
The glamorous event celebrated Halloween Latino Style with
a Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) themed bash.
El Museo’s Gala Chairman Yaz Hernandez, along with Benefit
Chairs Coromoto Atencio and Gabriel Rivera-Barraza, greeted
over 400 guests including Fabiola Beracasa, actor Rodrigo
Cuevas, Peter Davis, model Liliana Dominguez, Miss USA Rima
Fakih, actress Melissa George, artist Alex Hank, Luisana
Mendoza, Bibhu Mohapatra, Miss Universe Jimena Navarrete,
Yaz Hernandez, Belen Hudson, Gemma Kahng, Luisana Mendoza,
artist Gabriel Orozco, make-up artist Alexa Rodulfo, jewelry
designers Annette and Phoebe Stephens, and actor Marco
Benefit Vice-Chairs included Ana Maria Celis, Ivonne Cohen,
Rodner Figueroa, Alexandra Wilkis-Wilson, Whitney Wolfe,
Lisa Yom, Carla Isabel Carstens, and Alex Carstens. The
Honorary Committee included Christian Cota, Carlos Campos,
Liliana Dominguez, Luisana Mendoza, Karla Martinez, Brian
Reyes, Alexa Rodulfo, Fabiola Arias, Raul Melgoza, and Bibhu
The evening’s festivities, one of the most enchanting and
gregarious in the month of October, featured colorful
costumes, music, dancing, and a live presentation by the
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, performing an Aztec dance
ritual echoing Día de los Muertos, the traditional Mexican
celebration that honors loved ones that have passed away.
The venue featured altars displaying special food and
flowers, and colorful masks were provided to the guests.
This year's benefit proceeds went towards El Museo's art
initiative El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files, the popular
biennial that showcases the most innovative, cutting-edge
work being produced by emerging Latino and Latin American
artists currently working in the greater
New York area.
YIC was pleased to partner with Alamos Wines and Dewar’s as
the official sponsors for its celebration. In addition,
Bacardi generously donated spirits from its portfolio of
premium brands to host full bars for the evening.
About the Young International Circle
The Young International Circle (YIC) of El Museo del Barrio
is a membership group composed of young International
leaders, philanthropists, and art lovers who support the
museum in presenting and preserving the best of Latino and
Latin American art and culture.
About El Museo del Barrio
El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural
institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to
discover the artistic landscape of Latino, Caribbean, and
Latin American cultures. Their richness is represented in El
Museo’s wide-ranging collections and exhibitions,
complemented by film, literary, visual and performing arts
series, cultural celebrations, and educational programs. A
dynamic artistic, cultural, and community gathering place,
El Museo is a center of Latino pride on New York’s museum mile.