According to Art Ball 2015 Chairman Nancy Carlson,
“Eugene McDermott Director Maxwell L. Anderson and I recently announced that Art Ball 50: Self Portrait, benefiting the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA), will be held Saturday, April 11, 2015. Art Ball 50 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Art Ball and will feature a host committee comprised of past Art Ball Chairs. Proceeds from Art Ball directly affect the DMA’s ongoing commitment to providing access to its collection and a wide range of exhibitions and educational and public programs to the community.
“Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation and public engagement. In the last 15 years, Art Ball has raised more than $22 million to support the DMA’s mission of engaging and educating the community, with funds going directly to the Museum’s operating budget. 2014 alone raised $2 million for the DMA, and our wish is to continue that success in 2015.
“We hope you will join us for Art Ball 50. Its theme, “Self-Portrait,” embodies reflection and will also tie in several self-portraits by acclaimed artists in the Dallas Museum of Art collection. The event’s tented space will feature an ethereal and edgy atmosphere through the use of mirror components, projections and bit map technology. The 50th annual gala will include a multi-course seated dinner, a luxury live auction, and a festive after party chaired by Jackie Bolin and Erin Wasson.
-Nancy Carlson, Art Ball 2015 Chairman
* Photo provided by Art Ball 2015