Guild Hall Celebrates ‘Ellsworth Kelly in the Hamptons’

2017 summer gala tent. Joe Brondo photo

In celebration of “Ellsworth Kelly in the Hamptons,” Guild Hall will host a preview of the exhibition, with dinner and dancing to follow at a private equestrian property in East Hampton, on Friday, August 10, from 5 to 11 p.m.

The evening will honor pioneer and long-time supporter of women in politics, Judith Hope Twomey, who served as East Hampton Town supervisor, becoming the first woman to be elected to that office on Long Island. She later became the first female appointments officer to a New York Governor, and also served as chair of the New York State Democratic Committee, and the first woman chair of the New York Democratic Party.

“Judith founded the Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee, a project to encourage progressive Democratic women to run for state and local office,” according to a press release. “She has also been a supporter of the arts, including Guild Hall, for decades.”

Painter John Alexander — and 2013 recipient of the Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Award — will emcee the evening, with fashionable DJ duo AndrewAndrew in charge of the music.

Tickets start at $1,400 for the preview of “Ellsworth Kelly in the Hamptons,” dinner and listing in the gala program. Young patron tickets are $500 and $250 for the after party with drinks, dancing and dessert. For more information, call (631) 324-0806 or visit