By Punch Pro Correspondent Darryl Keeton with photos by Zoe Rodriguez-Keeton
The Silk Road Society hosted a black-tie after party at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on the evening of November 29th. Dubbed Club Caravan, the event followed the Sackler Gallery’s 25th Anniversary Gala.
Guests included artists, collectors, international diplomats as well as casual fans of contemporary Asian art. The size of the venue was perfect for the setting. Music by acclaimed NYC DJ Ani Quinn, pumped through the place but didn’t drown out intimate conversations or disturb a self-guided tour.
Open bar spirits and a special tasting by chef Floyd Cardoz rounded out a nice evening put on by a classy organization.
The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are the two Smithsonian museums in D.C. dedicated to Asian art. The Freer is the older location, opening to the public in 1923 and showcasing classical styles. The Sackler contains works that have been acquired over the last quarter of a century and opened its doors in 1987. This year the Sackler celebrated their 25th Anniversary Gala. Thursday’s event was a direct extension of the Gala both of which combined succeeded in raising over $1 million and supporting an endowment for contemporary Asian art.
The Silk Road Society is the premier membership in Washington D.C. for young professionals (21-40) interested in Asian art. Members receive exclusive membership to world-class exhibitions, programs featuring top museum scholars and social and educational events throughout the year.
For more information go to www.asia.si.edu/support/silkroadsociety.asp
**Darryl Keeton is a distribution executive in the asset management industry. He and his wife Zoe Rodriguez-Keeton share a passion for adventure, travel and sports. Contact him at email@example.com.***