The Brooklyn Museum recently held their third annual Brooklyn Artist’s Ball, and in typical Brooklyn fashion, they went hard. It's the most anticipated event of the year for the Museum, celebrating the innate creativity of the people and artists living and working in the County of Kings. The gala prominently featured sixteen 40-foot long dinner table environments in the third floor’s Beaux-Arts Court, all uniquely designed and created by artists including José Parlá, FAILE, Analia Segal, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Max Toth, Steven and William Ladd, Jennifer Catron and Paul Outlaw, Njideka Akunyili, Daniel Arsham, Jules de Balincourt, Jacob Hashimoto, Fernando Mastrangelo, and Navin June Norling.

During the night, Trustee Barbara Knowles Debs was honored with the Augustus Graham Medal for her many contributions to the institution. Additionally, contemporary artists Vik Muniz, Wangechi Mutu, and Roxy Paine were all recognized with the Asher B. Durand Award for their various artistic accomplishments. 

Other highlights of the night included nail art inspired at the artists’ table environments provided by Vanity Projects, an endless flow of delicious hor d'oeuvres, desserts, and booze, spirited performances by radical queer feminist art collective Go! PushPops involving nipple tape and glitter, and a photo booth courtesy of Refinery 29.

Check out this gallery as well as the hashtag #artistsball on Instagram for a recap of the night’s events, and be sure to support and visit The Brooklyn Museum.

Photographs courtesy of Eric Weiss and The Brooklyn Museum