The Whitney Museum of American Art turned a former bus depot into a colorful party space for its fall gala on Wednesday.

Calvin Tomkins, writer and honoree of the Whitney's gala, with Cristina Donnelly, great granddaughter of Gerald and Sarah Murphy, left, and his wife, Dodie Kazanjian, director of Gallery Met. Tomkins is the author of a memoir about the Murphys, "Living Well Is The Best Revenge," which guests received as a parting gift. -- Amanda Gordon

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The Whitney Museum of American Art turned a former bus depot into a colorful party space for its fall gala on Wednesday.

Calvin Tomkins, writer and honoree of the Whitney's gala, with Cristina Donnelly, great granddaughter of Gerald and Sarah Murphy, left, and his wife, Dodie Kazanjian, director of Gallery Met. Tomkins is the author of a memoir about the Murphys, "Living Well Is The Best Revenge," which guests received as a parting gift. -- Amanda Gordon

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Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg

Scene Last Night: Whitney Gala

Calvin Tomkins
Calvin Tomkins

The Whitney Museum of American Art turned a former bus depot into a colorful party space for its fall gala on Wednesday.

Calvin Tomkins, writer and honoree of the Whitney's gala, with Cristina Donnelly, great granddaughter of Gerald and Sarah Murphy, left, and his wife, Dodie Kazanjian, director of Gallery Met. Tomkins is the author of a memoir about the Murphys, "Living Well Is The Best Revenge," which guests received as a parting gift. -- Amanda Gordon

To read the article, click here.

Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg

Tim Armstrong and Adam Weinberg
Tim Armstrong and Adam Weinberg

Tim Armstrong, CEO and chairman, AOL Inc., and Adam Weinberg, director, Whitney Museum of American Art. Photographer: Jeff Kearns/Bloomberg

Matthew Ernst, Fairfax Dorn, Sean Daly and Lacey Dorn
Matthew Ernst, Fairfax Dorn, Sean Daly and Lacey Dorn

Matthew Ernst, screenwriter; Fairfax Dorn, co-founder and executive director of Ballroom Marfa and a Whitney museum trustee, Sean Daly, actor, and Lacey Dorn, filmmaker. Photographer: Jeff Kearns/Bloomberg


Bar Rafaeli
Bar Rafaeli

 Model Bar Rafaeli in Marchesa. Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg

Atmosphere
Atmosphere

The rough space was a nod to the Whitney's own big construction project, a new museum building in the Meatpacking District. Photographer: Jeff Kearns/Bloomberg

Michelle Monaghan
Michelle Monaghan

 Actress Michelle Monaghan, whose latest film is "Machine Gun Preacher," wearing Marchesa. Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg

Coco Rocha
Coco Rocha
Coco Rocha. Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg
Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Thelma Golden
Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Thelma Golden

Henry Louis Gates Jr., a Harvard professor, and Thelma Golden, director of the Studio Museum in Harlem. Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg

The Gala Dining Room
The Gala Dining Room

The gala dining room. Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg

Strategic Lighting
Strategic Lighting

Strategic lighting made the structural beams of the former bus depot party-ready. Photographer: Jeff Kearns/Bloomberg

Christo
Christo

Christo. Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg

Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn
Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn

Art dealer Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn. Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg

Michelle Monaghan, Harvey Weinstein, Georgina Chapman and Bar Rafaeli
Michelle Monaghan, Harvey Weinstein, Georgina Chapman and Bar Rafaeli

 Michelle Monaghan, Harvey Weinstein, Georgina Chapman, co-founder of Marchesa, and model Bar Rafaeli. Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg

Ken Griffin and Anne Dias Griffin
Ken Griffin and Anne Dias Griffin

Ken Griffin, CEO, Citadel LLC, and Anne Dias Griffin, managing partner, Aragon Global Managment LLC and a Whitney trustee. Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg

Bill Miller and Marilyn Minter
Bill Miller and Marilyn Minter

Bill Miller and artist Marilyn Minter. Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg

Minter's Video Installation
Minter's Video Installation

Minter created a video installation for the event consisting of letters falling in slow motion into a pool of liquid. "The letters spell out 'Whitney,'" Minter said. "It's the Whitney making a big splash." Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg

Julie Mehretu
Julie Mehretu

 Artist Julie Mehretu, whose mural decorates the lobby of Goldman Sachs's building in Lower Manhattan. Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg

Rosamond Bernier
Rosamond Bernier

Rosamond Bernier, "the world's most glamorous lecturer on art and high culture," wrote Calvin Tomkins in a New Yorker profile. Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg

 
Mirrored tabletops
Mirrored tabletops

Mirrored tabletops were part of the décor by Bronson Van Wyck. Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg

Rirkrit Tiravanija
Rirkrit Tiravanija

Artist Rirkrit Tiravanija has cooked and served meals in galleries as part of his installations. Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg

Emily Sussman and Laurie Tisch
Emily Sussman and Laurie Tisch

Emily Sussman, co-director of government affairs, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, with her mother, Laurie Tisch, founder and president of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund. Sussman shows off her Prada dress, which she wore to her high school prom.  Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg

Fitz & The Tantrums
Fitz & The Tantrums

Fitz & The Tantrums. Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg

Paul Arnhold and Wes Gordon
Paul Arnhold and Wes Gordon

Paul Arnhold, who's chairing a junior gala for Ballet Hispanico on Oct. 20, and Wes Gordon, fashion designer. Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg

Whoopie Pies
Whoopie Pies

Late in the party waiters served neon whoopie pies. There were also bowls filled with black licorice. Photographer: Jeff Kearns/Bloomberg

The After Party
The After Party

The crowd switched over to a younger set for the after party. Photographer: Jeff Kearns/Bloomberg