San Antonio Museum Of Art Honors City’s Culture
By Shannon Miller Turner
Photography by Greg Harrison
THE SCENE: The San Antonio Museum of Art recently honored Karen Johnson Hixon, her generous support to innumerable causes benefitting our city and our state, and her own contagious Passion for Art, the gala evening’s theme. A committed naturalist and a champion of the arts, Johnson has worked tirelessly to make the joy of art accessible to all, nurturing the San Antonio Museum of Art into a world-class museum while serving for more than two decades on its board.
THE VIBE: Almost 500 guests gathered in the museum’s event space to celebrate the evening’s honoree in grand style. The gala’s artful theme was evident in the décor: the sylvan ambiance was made possible by Uptown Flowers and Monte Vista Strings, and the cocktails and dinner fare by Rosemary’s Catering. Both stunning and fun, the evening also raised a record amount for the museum’s goal of serving as a cultural, educational, and community anchor institution.
THE CAUSE: The event was chaired by Lacey and Tucker Dorn and the mission of the San Antonio Museum of Art is to present to its audience significant artistic achievements of the world’s cultures from ancient times to the present.