4.11/ Watermill Center: Summer Benefit & Auction — “Fly Into The Sun” — July 29


the watermill center


The 24th Annual Watermill Center

Summer Benefit & Auction


– Honoring Lou Reed & Laurie Anderson –
Presented by Van Cleef & Arpels


The Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation is thrilled to announce The 24th  Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction ‘FLY INTO THE SUN.’ Held on Saturday, July 29th, 2017, and presented for the first time by famed French Maison Van Cleef & Arpels, the benefit will honor Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson, featuring installations curated in tribute to Reed’s work and exceptional life throughout its eight-and-a-half acre grounds. 

For the 24thconsecutive year, The Watermill Center invites over 1,000 guests to enter another world, one conceived by founder and artistic director Robert Wilson and over a hundred international artists of all disciplines and backgrounds. Described as an ‘enchanted forest’ and ‘performance art extravaganza’, the annual Watermill Summer Benefit unites the worlds of art, performance, music, theatre, design, architecture, and fashion. All proceeds supporting The Center’s Year-Round Residency and Education Programs that provide artists with unique opportunities to explore and develop new work.

For ticket information, please visit: www.watermillcenter.org/benefit


The Watermill Center

Founded by avant-garde visionary Robert Wilson in 1992, The Watermill Center is an interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts supporting young and emerging artists through its year-round Artist Residency Program and International Summer Program, as well as Education Programs, exhibitions and events open to the public.

The Watermill Center offers tours throughout the year of its 20,000+ square-foot building, which houses library and a significant collection of global art and artifacts both contemporary and ancient, and eight-and-a-half acres of grounds and sculpture gardens.

For more information, please visit www.watermillcenter.org.


Van Cleef & Arpels

Founded at Paris’ 22 Place Vendôme in 1906, Van Cleef & Arpels came into being following Estelle Arpels’ marriage to Alfred Van Cleef in 1895. Over the decades, the excellence of the High Jewelry Maison established its reputation across the world. Its emblematic signatures – such as the Alhambra® motif, the Zip necklace or the Mystery Set™ technique – its selection of Pierres de Caractère™, exceptional gems that instill an emotion, and the savoir-faire of its Mains d’Or™, the virtuoso craftsmen of Van Cleef & Arpels’ workshops, have given birth to jewelry and watchmaking collections redolent of dreams and enchantment.

Today, the Maison remains faithful to this highly distinctive style characterized by poetry, refinement, creativity and artistic sensibility. Whether inspired by nature, couture, dance or the imagination, it offers the world a gateway to a timeless universe of beauty and harmony.
Van Cleef & Arpels’ constant commitment to creation also finds expression in its various activities as a partner and patron in the cultural field. Reflecting the Maison’s attachment to values of transmission and sharing, these initiatives take place in sectors that it holds dear: they include heritage protection, fine and decorative arts, design, ballet and poetry.



Find more like this: Bulletins, East End, Events

Comments are closed.

Back | Home