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NSU Art Museum’s Chief Curator and Hillary Swank at Art Basel Bash

By Julie Fink
Posted On Dec 03, 2015
NSU Art Museum’s Chief Curator and Hillary Swank at Art Basel Bash

An exclusive night in Miami Beach begins at the Vanity Fair and NSU Art Museum’s private dinner, hosted by Bob Colacello and Bonnie Clearwater, in honor of Douglas S. Cramer. Dazzling in VIP’s, expensive champagne and community support, the superfab soiree was full of successes.

MIAMI BEACH, FL – DECEMBER 02: A view of the room at the Vanity Fair And NSU Art Museum’s Private Dinner (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Sylvester Stallone, whose recent performance in Creed is Oscar worthy and Academy Award winning actress Hillary Swank were among the Hollywood attendees. Miami’s elite, world-renowned artists and many other top donors attended.

MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 02: Bruce Weber and Sylvester Stallone attend the Vanity Fair And NSU Art Museum's Private Dinner (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
MIAMI BEACH, FL – DECEMBER 02: Bruce Weber and Sylvester Stallone attend the Vanity Fair And NSU Art Museum’s Private Dinner (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Art world powerhouse, Bonnie Clearwater says, “The dinner also generated significant press locally and internationally and it positions our museum as one of the most important in the US.”

MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 02: Bonnie Clearwater attends the Vanity Fair And NSU Art Museum's Private Dinner
MIAMI BEACH, FL – DECEMBER 02: Bonnie Clearwater attends the Vanity Fair And NSU Art Museum’s Private Dinner (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

She goes on to praise the event, “This is just the prelude to our Bellissima gala.”

The Bellissima: Italy and High Fashion 1945 – 1968 exhibition will present over 230 vintage garments and accessories by Valentino, Ferragamo, Gucci, Pucci, among others, alongside paintings and films representing the remarkable period of creativity in post war Italy. Have you heard of anything cooler than this? Absolutely in love.

Clearwater is the former director and curator of the Museum of Cotemporary Art in North Miami and redefined the art scene in South Florida. She is currently the Director and Chief Curator of Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale.

In a recent interview with New You, we asked the fetching phenom, ‘What is going on in Fort Lauderdale that Bonnie has gone there? If she is there, there must be something?’

Clearwater replies, ‘It’s not that I abandoned Miami, it’s just that I expanded the South Florida art scene up north, so that now geographically we are the bridge between Miami and Palm Beach to form a continuous South Florida art coast.”

Now that is the definition of art powerhouse.

Please be sure to check out Bellissima: Italy and High Fashion at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale February 7- June 5, 2016. I’m so there.

Cover Photo Credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Vanity Fair