The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Young Friends gather for the annual Winter Gala

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    More than 450 guests attended the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Young Friends‘ annual Winter Gala, held March 2 at the museum. The evening celebrated the museum’s current exhibition, “Great and Mighty Things”: Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection. Throughout the evening guests could view the exhibition, considered to be one of the finest private collections of outsider art.

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    The black-tie gala featured handcrafted cocktails, a raffle, silent auction, and dancing to CTO Fusion, which showcases the talents of a DJ, a vocalist, and a violinist. The winner of the Young Friends Cocktail Contest was the Caramel Apple Sparkler, a mix of sparkling apple cider and toasted caramel whiskey created by Young Friend Jessica Tilli.

    The benefit, which raised more than $85,000, was cochaired by R. Charles Waring and Lindsay Dekich. The proceeds will support the museum’s education initiatives for schoolchildren, art conservation, and the purchase of additional works for the permanent collection.

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