Whitney Biennial 2012 Opening Party (PHOTOS)

Art kids and fancy celebrities gathered on the Upper East Side on Wednesday evening for the 2012 Whitney Biennial Opening Party, where attendees partied in the name of contemporary art. Many of them were dressed like time travelers from an alternate 1980's universe, wonderfully so.

This year's exhibition will feature sculptures, paintings, and installations of all kinds to bring you the very best of the current art world landscape. The Biennial will be available to museumgoers till May 27, with some portions continuing through June 10.

Artists enlisted for the exhibition include filmmaker Warner Herzog, avant-garde rockers Red Krayola, and many more. Back in December, the list was leaked to GalleristNY.

Check out photos from the shindig, as well as some previews of the art, below: