Catherine D. Anspon | Photos by Phyllis Hand
- June 27, 2012
- Event Date:
- November 02, 2011
Our tale of two parties begins at the gracious, spacious home of Another Great Night in November host Janet Hobby, whose day job is a partner in the firm MKG Art Management. Hobby’s abode made a lovely backdrop for the always tightly contested annual Treasure Hunt. The ante was high this year: sleek clutches donated by retail sponsor Dior for the victorious table. (Would you have been close in the contest? Check out a few actual questions on this page.) The sold-out evening, chaired by Carson Seeligson and Karol Barnhart, soared off the charts: The 325 guests raised $245,000 for the museum’s contemporary mission. Who were the lucky ladies who captured the Dior bounty? The art-smartest ones in the room included Sissy Kempner (when hasn’t she won?), Susie Criner, Liz Crowell, Fresh Arts Coalition founder Marita Fairbanks, Cece Fowler, Marley Lott, Evelyn Nolen, Christie’s Jessica Phifer, Beverly Robinson and architect Lauren Rottet. For those whose hopes were dashed, study up on your art homework. There’s always 2012!
Treasure Hunt Questions:
1. While deputy director of the Walker Art Center, this French-born curator organized the exhibition “How Latitudes Become Forms: Art in a Global Age,” which was on view at the CAMH in 2004.
2. The above curator was named director of the Dia Art Foundation in 2008. Dia was originally founded in 1974 by the German art dealer Heiner Friedrich with his wife, the art patron Philippa __________ and Helen __________, a Houston art historian.
3. Who is the editor of The New York Times puzzle featured in the documentary film Wordplay?
4. The above New York Times editor is the only known person to have a received a degree in _______________, the study of puzzles.
Answers: 1. Phillipe Vergne. 2. de Menil, Winkler. 3. Will Shortz. 4. Enigmatology.
CAMH Social Sculpture
Senior curator Valerie
Director Bill Arning,
dropping by during
Chair daughter Kelly
Dior brass Karen Watkins,
Lauren Silverstein and
Dior store director Liz Marsh
Gallerist Kerry Inman