Saturday, February 04, 2012

La Grande Fete

Photo credit: Alfredo Flores

If you couldn't make the 25th Anniversary of The National Museum of Women in the Arts' Monte-Carlo Night, we hope you had a chance to bid during the online auction where winners gobbled up 50 minute massages at The Boutique Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Vaser Shape Fat and Cellulite Treatments from Vaser Shape, 7 night stays at St. James's Club in Antigua, Four Box Seats to See Memphis at the Kennedy Center and plenty of places to wine and dine.

"Wilhelmina and Wallace F. Holladay began collecting art in the 1960s, just as scholars and art historians were beginning to discuss the under-representation of women and various racial and ethnic groups in museum collections and major art exhibitions. 

Among the first to apply this revisionist approach to collecting, the Holladays committed themselves for over 20 years to assembling art by women.  

By 1980, Wilhelmina Cole Holladay began to devote her energies and resources to creating a museum that would showcase women artists, and the Holladay Collection became the core of the institution's permanent collection." (NMWA)

Monte Carlo Night: