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2011 MAM Ball

Saturday, December 3, 7pm – Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Historically Miami’s most elite formal affair since its inception in 1983, and amplified over the last 10 years by Art Basel Miami Beach’s most posh patrons, this year’s Miami Art Museum (MAM) Ball marked a new era with celebrity hosts, artist ambassadors, and the first annual “Crash the Ball” party. Opening the door to a dynamic new guest list, this year’s hosts and ambassadors ranged from famed artists to bold face names the likes of Dolphins owner Steve Ross; the next set of socialites and collectors; and Miami and Art Basel’s most established gala goers. The MAM Ball upped the ante to once again be the most coveted affair during Miami Art Week and Miami’s social calendar.

Miami’s biggest art patrons including Jorge M. Perez, a top collector of Latin American art in the US; Gary Nader, owner of one of the largest galleries in the world; the sugar empire’s Fanjul family and many more, united all corners of Miami’s sophisticated circles.

The Ball concluded with the first annual premier of “Crash the Ball” as the official after party led by MAM Contemporaries, the museum’s young professional group. Guests stepped outdoors into a lavish video lounge on the waterfront terrace, as Andrew Andrew, the world’s pre-eminent iPad DJs, transformed the event into Basel’s biggest dance party.