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The Museum of Art and Design
LOOT 2016 Opening Benefit
Isabel Toledo, Barbara Tober, and Ruben Toledo. Photo by:    David Depuy/ Annie Watt Photography Agency
Dinner Co-Chairs: Isabel Toledo, Barbara Tober, and Ruben Toledo
Photo by:    David Depuy/ Annie Watt Photography Agency


The Museum of Arts and Design

LOOT 2016 Opening Benefit

Shopping Cocktails and Benefit Dinner


Joan Hornig & Kay Unger Honored

Angela Cummings was Honorary Chair


Monday, April 11, 2016



The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) hosted 300 guests at the LOOT 2016 Opening Benefit on Monday, April 11, 2016. The evening’s events included first access for patrons to meet the LOOT 2016 artists and acquire their designs, a cocktail hour and reception, as well as a dinner who honored the LOOT 2016 Award recipients, jewelry designer and arts patron Joan Hornig, and fashion designer and philanthropist Kay Unger. Internationally renowned fine jewelry designer Angela Cummings was the Honorary Chair. The evening’s Dinner Chairs were Michele Cohen and Marsy Mittlemann and LOOT’s Curator is Bryna Pomp. Guests wore their most fabulous jewelry.

Michele Cohen greeted dinner guests at Robert, MAD’s award winner restaurant, and presented the first award to Joan Hornig, who addressed the room saying, “I love that jewelry has the ability to transcend time, culture, and gender. I am honored to be associated with the only American museum to have a permanent space committed to showcasing its permanent jewelry collection along with contemporary innovators."

Dinner Co-Chairman, Marsy Mittlemann then presented the award to honoree Kay Unger. Beth Rudin DeWoody, acting as the voice of honoree Kay Unger who stood beside her stricken by bronchitis unable to speak, said “I am thrilled to join Joan Hornig not only in supporting the MAD Museum, but also in celebrating the artists and the creative spirit inherent to LOOT.” MAD Chairman Emerita, Barbara Tober presented Isabel and Ruben Toledo with a birthday cake at their seats. The Toledos’ designed the LOOT 2016 artwork for the invitation.

Benefit guests included: Mona Aboelnaga, Susan & Larry Ach, Grace Ann Agostino, Noel Appel, Loreen Arbus, Corice Arman, Maria & Mercedes Barba, Ariane Batterberry, Tony Bechara, Barbara Bennett, Sandye Berger, Camilla Dietz Bergeron Debra Berman, Gene Bernstein, CeCe Black, Franci Blassberg, Dominique Bluhdorn, Geri Bondanza, Barbara Taylor Bradford & Robert Bradford, Emily Brasher, Harlan Bratcher, Millie & John Bratten, Joanne Brecker, Noreen Buckfire, Dr. Joyce Brown, Sharon Bush, Hope Byer, Judith Byrd, Burak Cakmak, Claire Callagy, MaryAnn Casati, Kathy Chazen, Marcella Ciceri, Michele & Marty Cohen, Stacy Creamer, Emily Cutler,  Jennifer Daniels, Adria de Haume, Jane DeFlorio, Lucine & Daris Delins, Beth Rubin DeWoody, Marilyn Diamond, Jamie Drake, Anita Durst,  Patti Dweck, John Eason, Lisa Eatroff, Victoria Elenowitz, Patricia Falkenberg, Debbie Farfel, John Favreau, Allison Fehrenbaker, Nancy Fisher, Deban Flexner, Lisa Fuld, Grace, Marjorie Grossman, Audrey Gruss, Maria Eugenia Maury Haseltine & William Haseltine, Yaz Hernandez, Caroline Hirsch, Amy Hirschhorn, Kevin Hogan, Joan & George Hornig,  Mady Hornig, Lisa Huestis, Suzanne Jaffe, Chiu-Ti Jansen, Nancy Jennings, Michele Gerber Klein, Gigi Koch , Marlene Krauss, Laura and Lewis Kruger, Cindy Kurtin, Maureen Laness, Eve Landau, Pat & Andy Langer, Meriel Lari, Fran Laserson, Luisa LaViola, Barbara Lee, Debra Lee, Francine LeFrak, Brenda Lehman, Sahra Lese, Valerie Lettan,  Janet & David B. Levine, Bonnie Levine, Pam Levine, Gloria Levy, Rachel Lobovsky, NancyJane Loewy, Katherine McCormick, Victoria Morris, Nan Morrison, Shirley Mueller, Liz & Jeff Peek, Mike Peissis, Marty Pomp, Jane Preiser, Encarnita V. Quinlan, Lacramioara & Laetitia Raiciulescu, Barbara Regna, Kara & Steven, Ross, Will Roush, David Rubin, Julia Ruch, Jill Ryan, Bette Saltzman, Fatima Sanandaji, Jean Shafiroff, Susan & Fred Sanders, Sheri Sandler, Susan Sard, Rowena Scherer, Malini Shah, Elizabeth Sherman, Barbara Karp Shuster, Marcy Syms, Andre Leon Tally, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Davia Temin, Barbara & Donald Tober, Isabel & Rubin Toledo, Liz Topp,  Kay Unger, Janet Winter, Maria Vecchiotti, Rita Warner, Jan Wysocki, and Lynn Yaeger.


Dinner Co-Chairs were: Corice Arman, Noreen Buckfire, Marian C. Burke, Patti Dweck, Leslie Fielden, Ann Kaplan, Laura Taft Paulsen, Barbara Regna, Patricia Hearst Shaw, Barbara Tober, and Ruben and Isabel Toledo.


Benefit Committee were: Susan and Larry Ach, Loreen Arbus, Franci Blassberg, Geri Bondanza, Barbara Taylor Bradford and Robert Bradford, Joanne Brecker, Dr. Joyce F. Brown, Kathy Chazen, Simona and Jerome A. Chazen, Betsy Z. Cohen, Michele and Marty Cohen, Emily Cutler, Arlene Dahl, Adria de Haume, Jacqueline Weld Drake, Jamie Drake, Anita Durst, Nancy Fisher, Deban Flexner, Linda R. Gelfond, Lori Golden, Paul and Diane Guenther, Susan Gutfreund, Christie Hansen, Phyllis Hollis, Janet and Howard Kagan, Mona Aboelnaga Kanaan, Laureen S. Knutsen,  Day Kornbluth, Jane Koryn, Laura and Lewis Kruger,  Nanette L. Laitman, Sheila Lambert, Patricia and Andrew Langer, Meriel Lari, Luisa LaViola, Debra L. Lee, Valerie A. Lettan, Stacey Mayrock, Evelyn Musher, Maureen M. Nash, Liz and Jeff Peek, Mike Walsh Peissis, Linda Plattus, Jane Preiser, Deborah Roberts, Sara L. Schupf, Bobbie Seril, Malini Shah, Holly Shapiro, Barbara Karp Shuster, Maria Vecchiotti, Adrienne Vittadini, Barbara Waldman, Eunice Ward, Janet Winter, and Jan Alane Wysocki and Steven Wilson.

LOOT is the Museum of Arts and Design’s annual exhibition and sale of one-of-a-kind contemporary jewelry created by more than 40 of the world’s most innovative jewelry artists working in a range of materials including silver, pearls, and semiprecious stones, as well as more unconventional materials like glass, wood, hand-painted canvas, porcelain, papier mache, concrete, zinc, sequins, and feathers. For most of these artists this is their New York debut; all will be at the Museum to meet you and discuss their work.


The MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN (MAD) champions contemporary makers across creative fields, presenting artists, designers, and artisans who apply the highest level of ingenuity and skill to their work. Founded in 1956 by philanthropist and visionary Aileen Osborn Webb, MAD celebrates the creative processes by which materials are transformed, from traditional techniques to cutting-edge technologies. MAD emphasizes a cross-disciplinary approach to art and design and reveals the workmanship behind the objects and environments that shape our everyday lives. MAD provides an international platform for practitioners who are driving 21st-century innovation.

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