The Dallas Museum of Art Board of Trustees and Art Ball 2012 Co-Chairs Julie Hawes and Merry Vose present Wanderlust: Art Ball 2012 on Saturday, April 14, from 6:30 p.m. until midnight at the Dallas Museum of Art. As the Museum’s largest fundraiser, the Art Ball promises to capture the imagination while celebrating the spirit of adventure and the power of art and culture found around the world.
Wanderlust enthusiasts Julie Hawes and Merry Vose are helming the event as co-chairs and invite guests to discover the DMA through new eyes. “Wanderlust is defined as the intense desire to roam the world, and so many of the magnificent works of art in the DMA’s collection are inspired by travel and exploration. We look forward to celebrating on this wonderful evening the art, fashion and culture found around the world,” said Julie Hawes, co-chair of the Art Ball.
To assist in bringing the Wanderlust theme to fruition, internationally renowned designer and fragrance master Douglas Little will serve as the Art Ball 2012 Art Director. Event Producer Nelson Robinson of Stageworks and Event Designer Rusty Glenn are working to bring alive the co-chairs’ vision and the theme.
Additional inspiration was provided by Fashion Sponsor Neiman Marcus. On February 9, Neiman Marcus Downtown, along with the Art Ball co-chairs, hosted a champagne reception honoring the Art Ball committee and featuring an exclusive evening gown caravan of exotic fabrics and designs.
Guests will be enthralled from the moment they step out of their cars and into the bespoke evening of rich color palettes, sounds and sensory experiences. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided along with luxurious cocktails by Belvedere and Hennessy as guests enjoy the silent auction. The auction will feature luxury items hand selected by a number of fashionable Jetsetters as well as many indulgent one-of-a-kind packages.
“This is a chance for us to explore and create an exciting adventure for the DMA supporters who believe in the magic of our journey,” said Art Ball co-chair Merry Vose. “The evening will be a wonderful mix of tantalizing smells, an array of bold colors, and exotic sounds.”
The evening will take guests on a journey complete with special entertainment and a live auction conducted by Christie’s. The expertise of this international auction house will bring a sophisticated style to the live auction and will set the tone for the seated dinner in the Chilton Galleries.
Art Ball 2012 guests will continue their exotic journey to the Art Ball After Party presented by Headington Companies on behalf of The Joule. Starting at 10:00 pm, VIP transportation provided by Classic BMW and BMW of Dallas will take jetsetters to the Rio Room, located at 4515 Travis Street.
Event sponsors for Art Ball 2012 include Headington Companies on behalf of The Joule; Nancy C. and Richard R. Rogers; Amy Warren; Quick Foundation; Classic BMW and BMW of Dallas; Neiman Marcus; Capera Ryan and Christie’s Auction House; Delivery Limited, Inc.; Claire Dewar and Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty; AT&T; Jennifer and John Eagle and Aston Martin; Marguerite Steed Hoffman; Cindy and Howard Rachofsky; David Sutherland Showroom; Chubb Personal Insurance; Peggy and Carl Sewell; Moet Hennessy USA and Hennessy, Belvedere, Glenmorangie, 10 Cane and Ruinart; American Airlines; Museum Tower; The Deason Foundation; and PaperCity Magazine.
About the Dallas Museum of Art
Located in the vibrant Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) ranks among the leading art institutions in the country and is distinguished by its innovative exhibitions and groundbreaking educational programs. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 25,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Established in 1903, the Museum welcomes more than half a million visitors annually and acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary readings, and dramatic and dance presentations.
The Dallas Museum of Art is supported in part by the generosity of Museum members and donors and by the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas/Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts.