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Maggie Rogers Captivated the Crowd at MoMA’s Party in the Garden

Maggie Rogers Captivated the Crowd at MoMA’s Party in the Garden

The Museum of Modern Art’s annual Party in the Garden is usually quite the soirée, but with the cultural institution closing (on June 15 for a historic expansion), this year, the event felt like a Champagne-fueled sendoff.

The night began with a dinner honoring Alice and Tom Tisch, Yvonne Rainer, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro (the design studio behind the Shed and the MoMA’s new wing) which was attended by Tory Burch, Frank Stella, Cindy Sherman, Kaws, Alex Kline, and more art world bigwigs.

Then it was time for the after-party in the museum’s Sculpture Garden. Drinks were aplenty and DJs the Knocks and Nina Sky created a buzzing, high-spirited atmosphere. Some attendees were lured indoors to Instagram the floral-filled step and repeat—if they waited in the sprawling line.

The evening was in full swing come time for Maggie Rogers’s rousing performance. Her set list—which included hits like “Alaska” and “Burning”—captivated the crowd. More than one “Maggie!” chant spontaneously broke out.

After she left the stage, the party didn’t end. A DJ took over, and there was still time for one (or more) drinks at the bar. After all, with the temperature still hovering in the delightful low 70s, who would want to head inside?