Behind the Veil

And inside the El Museo Gala.

Jane Holzer, Eugenio Lopez Alonso, and Yolanda Santos

What: The El Museo Gala 2015, which benefits the Latin American museum El Museo del Barrio.

When: Thursday, May 14th

Where: The Plaza Hotel in New York.

Who: Yolanda Santos, a museum trustee; Lisa Garcia Quiroz, a senior vice president at Time Warner Inc., and Eugenio Lopez Alfonso, the founder president of the Jumex Contemporary Arts Foundation were honored in front of a crowd including the jeweler Barbara Berger, fashion designer Maria Cornejo and Ambassador Sandra Fuentes of the Consul General of Mexico.

Why: What other gala in the spring season would designate an official milliner (Patricia Underwood) and ask its female guests to wear black and white with gloves and veils, as an ode to the museum’s current exhibition of the work of the Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa?

Photos: Behind the Veil

Jane Holzer, Eugenio Lopez Alonso, and Yolanda Santos. Photo by Patrick McMullan.

Maria Cornejo. Photo by Patrick McMullan.

Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos. Photo by Patrick McMullan.

Lisa Garcia Quiroz and Lin Manuel Miranda. Photo by Patrick McMullan.

Dascha Polanco. Photo by Patrick McMullan.