Nautical but nice

The Katonah Museum of Art exceeds goals at recent gala.

Some 230 arts lovers turned out Saturday, Oct. 16, for the Katonah Museum of Art’s record-breaking “Dancing in the Moonlight” gala at the American Yacht Club in Rye, overlooking the Long Island Sound.

And what a success the evening was as the museum raised more than $365,000, exceeding its goal of $330,000. In addition to reaching 112% of that goal, the museum reached 108% of its ticket and table sales goals and 203% of its paddle raise goal as it honored trustee Tara Coniaris and advisory board member Casey Carter.

Besides the museum’s live and silent auctions, guests enjoyed a buffet dinner and open bar, impromptu portraits by Ohio Mike (Instagram @Oh10m1ke) and disco dancing under a silver ball to the stylings of the band Dancin’ Machine.

Through Jan. 23, the museum presents “Arrivals,” reexamining America’s origin stories, and Mark Rothko’s “Untitled” (1948), the latest single work on view in the meditative space known as “The Rothko Room.”

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