Contemporary Winter Party
Sat., Jan. 16
The Contemporary Museum held its Winter Party this year as a progressive party, with the initial cocktail hour held in its Center Street galleries, then moving to the top floor of the Peabody Court Hotel around the corner for dinner and dancing. In the galleries, I looked at the site-specific installations created for the “Participation Nation” exhibit, while chatting with committee members Tracy Kwiatkowski and Marcy Sagel, as well as gallery owner Jordon Faye Block and Sun columnist Sloane Brown. Later, I joined the crowd as we moved to the rooftop ballrooms of the Peabody, where I chatted with MAP director Cathy Byrd and architect Peter Fillat. But all eyes were on the Ravens/Colts play-off game, which was being televised in a viewing lounge adjacent to the ballroom. That’s where most of the crowd ended up. But by halftime, it wasn’t looking good, and by the fourth quarter, I left to head home to take solace in some nouveau beaujolais.