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December 14, 2012

Bacchanal XIX at Michael C. Carlos Museum

An arty party goes ancient

  • Photos courtesy of Michael C. Carlos Museum

This year’s Bacchanal celebrated the “End of the World” according to the Mayan calendar with a grand bash

Pinij NaLampoon, Christy Brown, Ryan Stenzel, John Stupka Pinij NaLampoon, Christy Brown, Ryan Stenzel, John Stupka

The VIPs

Co-Chairs Avery V. Kastin and Cassandra Young, Director of Development Gail Habif


The Venue

The Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University


Scott Wilson, Joanna Stecker Scott Wilson, Joanna Stecker

Party Notes

Inspired by the Carlos Museum’s ancient American collections, Bacchanal 19 provided exclusive after-hours access to the galleries and a private viewing of the exhibit “For I Am the Black Jaguar: Shamanic Visionary Experience in Ancient American Art.” Guests also enjoyed an open bar, catered bites, a performance by gloATL dancers, a DJ and luxury raffle. Among the cultured crowd of young patrons: Spalding and Aimee Nix, Veronica Kessenich, Moses Kim, Ryan Stenzel, Liz Lapidus, John Stupka, Reggie Walker, Christy Brown, Laura Clappier Bryant, Susannah Darrow.



Silver Benefactors: Catherine and Christina Carlos, Charles and Joanne Ackerman. Bronze Benefactors: Bennett Thrasher, Coca-Cola Company, FarraTech, National Distributing Company, King & Spalding, Burnaway, Avery V. Kastin, Bobbo Jetmundsen


The Cause

Proceeds from the evening benefitted the Michael C. Carlos Museum. For more info:




Kelsey Zimmermann, Lauren Crawford Kelsey Zimmermann, Lauren Crawford


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