Say Cheese! Happy Holidays!

Members of the Phillips family pose in our handmade “photo booth” at the 2012 Holiday Party, December 11. Clockwise from top left: Jennifer Soucy (director’s office); Hannah Wellman and Alexandrea Putman (museum assistants); Kym Hall (human resources) with her son and Lydia O’Connor (finance department); Amy Wike, Cecilia Wichmann, Vivian Djen, and Michelle Herman (communications department).

Winter Cheer, Danish-Style

Photos: Joshua Navarro

Last week’s Phillips after 5 –a Winter Fairy Tale inspired by Per Kirkeby‘s native Denmark–truly had what the Danes call “HYGGE.” Guests sipped aquavit, listened to jazz piano by Søren Møller and saxophone by Dick Oatts, and most of all enjoyed time with each other and with art. Ambassador Peter Taksøe-Jensen even came by with his spouse Gitte Wallin Pedersen to soak up the atmosphere. Next month, the Embassy of Denmark will be back for another Kirkeby-inspired evening, this time an “Arctic Expedition.”