Doug Lawing, Janet Hobby, Brian Sharpe with Frank Bowling’s “Middle Passage,” 1970
Shamika Johnson, Rebecca Rabinow, Michelle White
Craig Massey, Lynn Wyatt, David Ruiz
Basking in the Miro and Calder.
Elizabeth & Bill Kroger
Carrie & Sverre Brandsberg-Dahl
Rebecca Rabinow, Steve McConathy, Mark Wawro
Sara Cain, Sandra Zalman, Patricia Restrepo, Sarah Foltz
Elizabeth Satel Young, Jonathan Cox & Margaret Vaughan-Cox
Jacqueline & Leon Kinloch
Chris Goins, Candace Baggett & Ronald Restrepo, Josh Pazda
Jayne Venarde, John B. Young, Kay Bartle
Judy Clement, Capera Clement Norinsky
Liz Brown, Leigh-Ann Laughlin
Melissa & Marc Romero
Natalie Svacina, Katie McNearney, Sara Kelly
Christian Brown, Julie Sudduth, Gloria & Nick Ryan
Sarah Beth & Paul Seifert
What: The Menil Collection Reopening Celebration for Members
Where: The Menil Collection
PC Moment: In a buzzy, intimate evening, members of The Menil Collection flocked to a preview of the long-awaited reopening of the museum’s main Renzo Piano-designed building on Sul Ross. Ahead of the public unveiling, more than 900 supporters, including museum sponsors and trustees, patrons and collector types, gallerists, and artists, came together to witness firsthand the Menil’s newly refreshed digs, after a six-month reset.
Menil director, Rebecca Rabinow, addressed the crowd first. Also contributing remarks were Doug Lawing, president of the board of trustees; Brian Sharpe, managing director of U.S. Trust; and Shamika Johnson, the boutique director of Van Cleef & Arpels in Houston.
Bank of America stepped up as the lead sponsor of the reinstallation of the permanent collection, while Van Cleef & Arpels exclusively sponsored the beautiful reopening cocktail party.
Who: Bank of America execs Craig Massey and David Ruiz; Michelle White, senior curator at The Menil Collection; board chair Janet Hobby; Lynn Wyatt; the Menil’s Steve McConathy; MFAH’s Chris Goins with husband Josh Pazda of Hiram Butler Gallery; CAMH’s Patricia Restrepo with parents Candace Baggett and Ronald Restrepo; Jacqueline and Leon Kinloch; Melissa and Marc Romero; art advisor Sara Cain; Sarah Beth and Paul Seifert; Elizabeth and Bill Kroger; Katie McNearney; gallerist Sarah Foltz; Judy Clement and daughter Capera Clement Norinsky; Carrie and Sverre Brandsberg-Dahl; Margaret Vaughan-Cox and Jonathan Cox; Mark Wawro; designer Elizabeth Satel Young; and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft’s Natalie Svacina.