McNay Art Museum’s Dining With The Masters Honors Donors
By Jason Grosgrain
Photography by Greg Harrison
THE SCENE: The McNay Art Museum recently hosted its Dining With the Masters gala, honoring those who so generously donated to the McNay, allowing the museum to transform lives with its education and exhibitions. Beautifully decorated tables were set right in the middle of the museum’s Jane & Arthur Stieren Center for Exhibitions.
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, guests dined among the works of art donated to the McNay in the exhibition Monet to Matisse: A Century of French Moderns with special permission from the Brooklyn Museum, which organized the exhibition.
THE VIBE: The extraordinary event honored new McNay Museum director, Richard Aste, and the bright future he brings the McNay though his exemplary leadership that emphasizes the five pillars of leadership for the museum: social consciousness, transparency, excellence, purpose, and strength.
THE CAUSE: The evening would have not been possible without the leadership of event co-chairs Connie McNabb, Amy Stieren Smiley, and Walton Gregory. Their commitment to the museum is boundless and a shining example of the power of philanthropy, and the impact on the communities the museum is honored to serve. The McNay Art Museum engages a diverse community in the discovery and enjoyment of the visual arts.