Twenty-five is a big year, a quarter century, a milestone worth marking with a big, blow-out party.
The Menil Collection did just that, inviting friends, neighbors and patrons to join in celebrating the Houston treasure's 25th birthday on Saturday.
Sweltering afternoon heat didn't stop the hundreds that flocked to the grassy lawn to celebrate, listening to music from the Kashmere Reunion Stage Band and the TSU Jazz Ensemble, watching ballerinas from the City Dance Company and peeking inside at the current exhibitions.
Attendees brought lawn chairs, blankets and picnics, and guests queued up for complimentary ice cream. Children participated in a scavenger hunt and played in the grooves of the Michael Heizer installation.
If you weren't able to make it out to the party, no worries — there's still time to help the Menil celebrate its special year. The museum will host free performances and public programs, fancy dinner benefits and posh cocktail parties through December. Find more information here.
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