San Antonio Museum of Art Hosts Annual Fundraiser
By Ellie Leeper
Photography By Greg Harrison
THE SCENE:The San Antonio Museum of Art recently hosted its annual gala, taking a different approach with the theme than in years past. This time the gala highlighted the Museum’s global collections with an exclusive feel, as guests dined in the gallery spaces among the gorgeous works of art in the collection.
THE VIBE: Tables were set amidst various collections throughout the museum: the Spanish Colonial collection, the Contemporary collection, the American collection, and the Chinese Ceramics collection and the evening’s décor was themed to each gallery. Page Barteau provided catering for the evening, and the Young Friends of the museum hosted the swinging after-party that had guests dancing until the wee hours of the morning. Themed The Factory after Andy Warhol’s famous studio in Manhattan, the late-night soirée was located in the museum’s Great Hall.
THE CAUSE:Elizabeth Roberts and Ana Paula Watson chaired the event and the after-party event was co-chaired by Amanda Williams and Regina Rocha. The mission of the San Antonio Museum of Art is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret significant works of art representing a broad range of history and world cultures. SAMA strives to educate and engage diverse audiences, provide transformational experiences, strengthen a shared understanding of humanity, and encourage a sense of wonder and discovery.