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Nick Verreos, Karen LaMonte and Nicholas Bell at Artrageous, the Smithsonian American Art Museum's annual gala.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s annual gala drew the city’s young and old art enthusiasts in large number.

By Sarah Khan

Nick Verreos, Karen LaMonte and Nicholas Bell at Artrageous, the Smithsonian American Art Museum's annual gala.

Nick Verreos, Karen LaMonte and Nicholas Bell at Artrageous, the Smithsonian American Art Museum's annual gala. (Photo by Tony Brown/Imijination Photography)

Art patrons, socialites, live music, and an immaculately laid buffet dinner kept the event rollicking till the very end. The event was held inside the museum’s Kogod courtyard. Beams of purple and pink light emanating from the floor provided a perfect backdrop to the centerpiece of the evening: artist Karen LaMonte’s ‘Reclining Dress Impression with Drapery’ on display at the center.

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Betty Stolpen

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