New Museum of Contemporary Art's White Party (SLIDE SHOW)

Fans of the avant-garde steered clear the color spectrum for the New Museum of Contemporary Art's annual White Party.

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  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    New Museum White Party attendees gather outside.

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Guests gather on the museum's seventh-floor terrace.

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Guests gather on the museum's seventh-floor terrace.

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Guests gather on the museum's seventh-floor terrace.

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Guests take advantage of a romantic sunset.

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Even drinks were pale in color.

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Colorful art peeks out of the pages of Whitewall Magazine.

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Not all white dresses are created equal.

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Guests gather on the museum's seventh-floor terrace.

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Guests gather on the museum's seventh-floor terrace.

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Guests gather on the museum's seventh-floor terrace.

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Visitors checkout the museum's "Ghosts in the Machine" show.

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    The New Museum provides a colorful backdrop to its White Party.

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    The New Museum provides a colorful backdrop to its White Party.

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    White collared shirts offset funky glasses.

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    DJ Jack Greer sticks to the dress code.

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Guests donned all shades of white.

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    The New Museum provides a colorful backdrop to its White Party.

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    The New Museum provides a colorful backdrop to its White Party.

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    The New Museum provides a colorful backdrop to its White Party.

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Guests donned all shades of white.

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Guests donned all shades of white.

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Even iPhones stuck to the dress code.

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    Though the skies darkened, guests stayed bright.

Photograph: Jena Cumbo

New Museum White Party attendees gather outside.


In conjunction with the New Museum of Contemporary Art's latest exhibition, "Ghosts in the Machine," the organization and Whitewall Magazine threw a White Party on the institution's rooftop. Though drained of all other hues, guests brought plenty of spice and outlandish outfits to the summery fete, which featured tunes from DJ Jack Greer and plenty of pale beverages. A glorious sunset provided all the color this shindig needed. As the lights dimmed, partyers stayed bright and shiny in their gear.

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