ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: USA: WHITNEY MUSEUM GALA



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MANHATTAN PUTS ON MILLENNIUM SHOW

Millennium watchers flocked to New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art last night as the venue previewed a restropective of more than 1,200 works of art spanning the 20th century.

Entitled ‘The American Century: Art & Culture 1900-2000,’ the exhibition is designed to reflect on artistic landmarks in painting, sculpture, photography, music, dance, design, film and literature this century and anticipate developments in the next.

No expense was spared by the organisers who transformed two floors of the museum into a futuristic white nightclub catering for over 600 hundred guests paying upto $1,000 a head.

Among the glitterati attending the space age bash were New York’s finest JOHN F KENNEDY JUNIOR and his camera shy wife CAROLINE BESSETTE KENNEDY, actress ISABELLA ROSSELLINI, singing sirens GLORIA GAYNOR and FOXY BROWN and a posse of fashion figures including TOMMY HILFIGER, KYLIE BAX and CAROLINE HERRERA.

At the after show party guests were treated to a live performance from Foxy Brown who belted out a string a songs from her current number one R&B album ‘Chyna Doll’. Gloria Gaynor then took to the stage and brought the extravagant evening to a rousing close with a rendition of her disco classic ‘I Will Survive.’

The event was expected to raise over $1 million dollars for the Whitney Museum.

The American Century: Art & Culture 1900-2000 opens to the public on April 23rd and runs through January 2000.

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