ARTFUL FOLLIES

Dallas Art Museum’s Annual Ball Raises Funds For Public Art

By Kelsey Goldberg  Photography by Tamytha Cameron

The Scene: The Art + Architecture Art Ball entertained over 400 guests recently, benefitting the Dallas Museum of Art. The glam attendees arrived to a red architectural display of the Dallas skyline and an oversized blueprint of the DMA that served as a step and repeat. During the cocktail hour, guests sipped on mixology cocktails while bidding on an eclectic mix of auction prizes, including specially curated art and decorative items led by silent auction chair Gonzalo Bueno. A towering 30-foot tall curtain dramatically opened to reveal a blossoming masterpiece by Todd Events of reds, greens, and yellows floral décor accented moss-drenched chandeliers, and oversized table settings turned the room into a floral wonderland.

The Vibe: The opulent evening continued to the strums of The Dallas String Quartet as guests enjoyed a multi-course meal of lobster, duck, and fish catered by Cassandra Fine Catering. The magic was still present throughout the live auction, which included a Dallas sports package, Napa Valley Wine country getaway and an African Safari at a private South African lodge. One last spectacular prize offered was the Jaguar F-Pace Prestige SUV which had not yet been released in the United States, but was available through an open raffle, courtesy of Park Place Jaguar. After dinner and a successful auction, DJ Lucy Wrubel and Georgia Bridgewater Orchestra held court at the after party, Folly at the Art Ball, and offered entertainment and energy while guests danced and sipped.

The Cause: Co-chairs Ann and David Sutherland organized the magnificent event, which raised funds for the Dallas Museum of Art. Proceeds from the Art Ball allow the DMA to continue providing free access for all guests to view a wide array of collections, exhibitions, and educational programs that enrich artistic innovation and public engagement.

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