Dancing in the Rain

The Museum of Modern Art celebrates in a summer downpour.

Leelee Sobieski

The Museum of Modern Art’s annual Garden Party struggled last night, as it took place during a downpour and there was a loud protest outside. Inside, however, was a different story. The glowing dinner party in the museum’s atrium brought together a powerful posse of artists including Tina Barney, Teresita Fernandez, and Jeff Koons, all of whom came to celebrate the evening’s honorees: David Rockefeller, Richard Serra, and Kara Walker. At witching hour (read: 9 p.m.), the blue-chip artists departed to make room for a more rowdy set of revelers who came flocking to the tented sculpture garden for a wild and wet concert by Chromeo and The Weeknd. Speckled throughout the crowd, up-and-comers like Jeanette Hayes and Jiajia Fei didn’t let the weather dampen their dance moves.

Photos: Dancing in the Rain

Leelee Sobieski. Photo by Scott Rudd.

Michael R. Bloomberg. Photo by Scott Rudd.

MoMA Garden Party. Photo by Scott Rudd.

MoMA Garden Party. Photo by Scott Rudd.

The Weeknd. Photo by Scott Rudd.

Agnes Gund and David Rockefeller. Photo by Scott Rudd.

Kevin Beasley. Photo by Scott Rudd.

Chuck Close. Photo by Scott Rudd.

Ariana Rockefeller. Photo by Scott Rudd.