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The 24th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction

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

On Saturday, July 29, 2017​, ​The Watermill Center invites you to enter another world, one conceived by founder and artistic director Robert Wilson and International ​Summer Program participants of all disciplines and backgrounds. D​escribed 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. Each year promising, in Wilson’s words, “what no one else is doing.” All funds raised support The Center’s year-round Artist Residency and Education Programs that provide a unique environment for young and emerging artists to explore and develop new work.

To purchase a table or for more information, please email benefit@watermillcenter.org. Ticket sales open on May 1.

About 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.

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The Watermill Center is committed to providing accessible programs and services for all patrons and artists with disabilities. For further information about any accessibility issues or needs, please contact us at +1 212 253 7484 or email us at info@watermillcenter.org
Past Summer Benefits : 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008
image © Matt Bollinger and Zürcher Gallery