In the world of visual art, Wednesday, March 18, was a gathering of angels. At the invite of 2015 Art Ball 50: Self-Portrait Chair Nancy Carlson and the host committee, the previous chairs were invited to be honored for the past years of the multi-million dollar fundraiser.
The day’s rain had pulled back, so the ladies and Dallas Museum of Art Eugene McDermott Director Maxwell Anderson headed to the Carlson estate.
Most never made it past the entry hall, but those who like Cristina Lynch and Ann Barbier-Mueller did discovered a banquet of all types of goodies including edible lipsticks.
One of the first to fall victim was Max, whose lipstick kept falling off his plate.
Why the shout-out for the past chairs? Because this year’s Art Ball is the 50th anniversary. And to salute the past, Nancy had large blow-ups of past special Art Ball moments that included Greer Garson and Jodie Biddle.
Past chairs like Schatzie Lee were being videotaped in a side room about their Art Ball memories.
BTW, the Art Ball wasn’t always the Art Ball. Back in the yesteryear it was a mega-costume ball called the Beaux Arts Ball. But those were days when the DMA was at Fair Park. Only proving that memories are the foundation for today’s successes.
This year’s gala is right on target for Saturday, April 11, at the DMA.