Celebrated Houston artists Tierney Malone and Angelbert Metoyer led the Thursday afternoon event, which focused on raising funds for the CAC's innovative community quilting program. A silent auction of small art pieces filled the back of the banquet room at the Junior League of Houston, while a live auction featured works by major Bayou City artists Ann Johnson, Leamon Green, Robert Pruitt and Kermit Oliver.
Tinterow's image showed the Steven Holl-designed project completely covering the museum's parking lot.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston director Gary Tinterow served as the benefit's main guest speaker, delivering a presentation on the MFAH's history that included a surprise overhead view of the museum's upcoming contemporary arts facility.
While surely just a preliminary mock-up, Tinterow's image showed the Steven Holl-designed project completely covering the museum's parking lot at Bissonnet and Main. As such, the building takes the shape of a truncated upside-down triangle, with seven small gardens carved into the perimeter. The museum director offered few other details aside from noting that a four-story garage would be located beneath the site.
Houston community leaders and art-world figures alike packed the hall. Spotted were Barry Barnes, Michelle Barnes, Brad Bucher, Deborah Colton, Ronald and Judge Hilary Green, Alison De Lima Green, Geri Hook, Molly Hubbard, Victoria Lightman, Lester Marks, Tatiana and Craig Massey, Sarah Trotty, Sylvester Turner and Clint Willour.