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Black-Tie Crew Pumps $850,000 Into MFAH’s Coffers in One Great Night

BY // 11.22.16

What: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston One Great Night in November

Where: MFAH’s Cullinan Hall of the Caroline Wiess Law Building

PC Moment: The gents in black tie scored $850,000 for museum coffers on this night of wining, dining and voting on favored art selections from a group presented for purchase by museum curators. Among the 17 artworks purchased with $361,000 from the funds raised were the top vote-getters — Portrait of Alexander Arnold Hannay by William Nicholson and Hogan’s Alley by Stan Douglas. The good fellows dined on a brawny four-course meal from City Kitchen and were treated to cigars compliments of Davidoff.

Who: Gary Tinterow, Hank Holmes, Meredith Long, Jim Flores, Jeff Hildebrand, Les Ballard, Tom Glanville, Rich Kinder, Peter Coneway, Marty Goossen, Gary Petersen, Tony Petrello, Hank Holmes, Wally Wilson, Ralph Eads, Tony Sanchez, Andrew Sarofim, Berdon Lawrence, Alfred C. Glassell III, Bob McNair, Cary McNair, and Brad Bucher.

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