What: Inauguration of the exhibition Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections.
Where: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's Cullinan Hall.
The 411: Close to 170 guests toured the riches from Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum, on display in the Upper Brown Pavilion to Sept. 13, before moving downstairs to the seated dinner. City Kitchen made a nod to Austrian tradition by concluding the three-course meal with the traditional Sachertorte, served with apricot coulis.
Special guests on this night were Kunsthistorisches director Sabine Haag and Austrian Princess Maria-Anna Galitzine, of the Habsburg blood line, who happens to call Houston home.
Who: Nancy and Rich Kinder, Cornelia and Meredith Long, Ann and John Bookout, Sima and Masoud Ladjevardian, Alfred Glassell III and Marli Andrada, Clare Glassell, Nancy and Butch Abendshein, Jay Jones and Terry Wayne Jones, Kathy and Marty Goossen, Sharyn and Jim Weaver and MFAH director Gary Tinterow.