The opening Gala of the National Museum of American Jewish History
this past Saturday night was spectatular! It was a brilliant evening hosted by Jerry Seinfeld and highlighted by an outstanding performance from Bette Midler.

It was an uplifting and emotional evening for all who attended.

In Part 4 of our series, we are sharing with you images that range from the tent installation to the brilliant sparkling evening.


This is an image of the Museum taken a few days prior to the tent installation.

Museum detail

Transparency was the underlying motif
used throughout the design process for the event.

The European structure clear top tent, installed by EventQuip,
was chosen so that the glass facade of the stunning new building,
designed by the internationally acclaimed architectural firm
Polshek Partnership Architects,
would be visible throughout the evening.

As shown in the image above, the effect of seeing the glass facade of the museum
through the ceiling of the tent was incredible.

tent installation

After the tent installation,
technicians from Pro Vision Productions Inc. were on hand
installing the rigging and lighting.


Kathy and Rick

Kathy and Rick walking the site prior to the TableArt load in.
They are an incredible team in many ways.

The grey carpet was chosen for color coordination and for sound accoustics


Time for Flowers!


Tables down – linens placed – chandeliers up
and now time to transform the space with hundreds of jewel toned flowers.

jewel toned flowers

All of the incredible details that we have been sharing with you in
Blog 1, Blog 2 and Blog 3 all come together beautifully.

photo centerpieces

Black & white images of famous American Jewish Icons were designed on shades and used as three different centerpieces: low and high tabletops and as dramatic chandelier pieces hanging from the lighting truss. Both the low tabletop piece and the chandeliers were lit from within and created an incredible visual light source.



The theme of transparency was celebrated in many of the details from chairs, linens, centerpieces, and light sources. This particular linen was chosen because of the linear pattern reflecting the buildings modern facade.

It was incredible to see the moving effect daylight had on the site.

flower arrangement


The sun was going down and the city lights began to shine.

environment transformed

elegant lighting

Old World Unites with New World
The contrast between the Old World and New was dramatically displayed by
illuminated acrylic tables dressed in floor length lace linens. Beautiful coordinating napkins and classic sliver candlesticks were the perfect accent to a gorgeous gathering of blooms designed in an antique revere bowl.

The effect of the light filtering through the linen was stunning.

Table Art


An evening such as this one would not be possible
without an incredible team of professionals.
We would like to thank the following:

AFR  – Furniture RentalBetty The CatererEventQuipFear No Ice
Party Rental LTDProVision ProductionsRuth Fischl •  The Creative Group

All the entire staff of
The National Museum of American Jewish History

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