PALM BEACH – Kathryn and Leo A. Vecellio hosted a
reception recently aboard their motor yacht, the
Lady Kathryn III, to honor
Hope Alswang, the Director and Chief Executive
Officer of the
Norton Museum of Art.
The reception was held to celebrate the success of
the Museum’s 2010-2011 season of exhibitions and
events, the first one under the direction of Ms.
Alswang, who was appointed to the position in 2010.
“We were delighted to honor the efforts
of Ms. Alswang, the Museum’s Board of Trustees and
its fine staff as they mark another milestone season
of exceptional exhibitions and events for our
community,” noted Mrs. Vecellio, a member of the
Museum’s Board of Trustees. “Ms. Alswang has
brought a new vitality and enthusiastic perspective
to the Museum, and we are certain she will continue
to lead its efforts in a most successful and
Over 60 guests attended the sunset
reception, including: Tom Quick, Heidi and John
Niblack, Jean and Fred Sharf, Elizabeth and Jeff
Bateman, Annie and Michael Falk, Christina and Bill
Aylward, Patt and Bill Sned, Henry Joyce, Laurie
Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein, Bruce Beal, Dr
Angela Culveyhouse and Helen Abel.
Before joining the Norton Museum in
April 2010, Ms. Alswang was President and Chief
Executive Officer of The Museum of Art at the
highly-regarded Rhode Island School of Design. Prior
to that, she was executive director of the Shelburne
Museum in Shelburne, Vermont and director of the New
York State Council on the Arts Museum Program.
The Norton Museum has been recognized
internationally for its traveling exhibitions and
expansive collections of over 7,000 works, including
European Impressionists and Modern Masters, American
art from 1900 to the present, an extensive
collection of works on paper and a rich body of
sculpture. The Chinese collection offers superb
examples of carved jades and bronze vessels and the
contemporary collection embraces art from the 1960’s
on. Today’s most revered and history’s most
innovative photographers are featured in the
photography collection. Annually, the Norton Museum
presents engaging and exciting collection and
exhibition related talks, concerts, and programs for
children and adults.
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