ASIA ABSOLUTELY

Asia Society Tiger Ball Celebrates New Home

By Jen Roosth  Photography by Jenny Antill

First anniversaries are always special. The Tiger Ball guests toasted a brilliant first year in the Asia Society Texas Center’s new home in the Houston Museum District with a gala. Marking one year since the grand opening of the organizations spectacular home in the Houston Museum District, 500 supporters of the Asia Society Texas gathered to celebrate the 2013 Tiger Ball in grand style … and amidst lavish surroundings.

Guests, many in Asian national dress, crowded into the Yoshio-Taniguchi-designed center for scrumptious food prepared by Jackson and Company. The evening started with cocktails and sushi in the lighted pavilion, followed by a seated dinner, and after dinner dancing to the sounds of DJ Sun in the expansive Fayez Sarofim Grand Hall.  Representing the diversity of Asia, there were Indian sitarists, Vietnamese folk singers, and Chinese lion dancers, among numerous others. The event, which raised $650,000 to support programs, exhibitions, and education, was designed to further the Asia Society mission of bringing Asians and Americans together for a shared future.

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