Lego Fun

5,000 partygoers rock the night with Lego fun, food trucks, DJ action at MFAH block party

5,000 partygoers rock the night with Lego fun at MFAH block party

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The Collectivity Project had a wide audience. Photo by Cameron Bertuzzi
News, Shelby, MFAH Mixed Media, Oct. 2015, Tom Baxter, Jennifer Ramos, Melanie Vopham, Nicholas R.
Tom Baxter, Jennifer Ramos, Melanie Vopham, Nicholas R. Photo by Cameron Bertuzzi
News, Shelby, MFAH Mixed Media, Oct. 2015, Photo Moto photo booth
The Photo Moto photo booth a hit at the Mixed Media bash. Photo by Cameron Bertuzzi
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Denzel Allen. Photo by Cameron Bertuzzi
News, Shelby, MFAH Block Party, Oct. 2015, Trae Brown, Erica S., Blythe Mckay
Trae Brown, Erica S., Blythe Mckay. Photo by Cameron Bertuzzi
News, Shelby, MFAH Mixed Media, Oct. 2015, Samantha Zamora, Daniela petrolito, Aldo Zamora, Sara Zamora
Samantha Zamora, Daniela Petrolito, Aldo Zamora, Sara Zamora. Photo by Cameron Bertuzzi
News, Shelby, MFAH Mixed Media, Oct. 2015, Juan Escoto, Annaisa Alvarez
Juan Escoto, Annaisa Alvarez. Photo by Cameron Bertuzzi
News, Shelby, MFAH Mixed Media bash, Oct. 2015
The party throng mushroomed to 5,000. Photo by Cameron Bertuzzi
News, Shelby, MFAH Mixed Media, Oct. 2015, Ali Lichty, Hadi Shams, Alexandra Alonso
Ali Lichty, Hadi Shams, Alexandra Alonso. Photo by Cameron Bertuzzi
News, Shelby, MFAH Mixed Media, Oct. 2015, Alesando Curgo, Claudia Penadi
Alessando Curgo, Claudia Penadi. Photo by Cameron Bertuzzi
News, Shelby, MFAH Mixed Media, Oct. 2015, The Collectivity Project
The Collectivity Project had a wide audience. Photo by Cameron Bertuzzi
News, Shelby, MFAH Mixed Media, Oct. 2015, The Collectivity Project
News, Shelby, MFAH Mixed Media, Oct. 2015, Tom Baxter, Jennifer Ramos, Melanie Vopham, Nicholas R.
News, Shelby, MFAH Mixed Media, Oct. 2015, Photo Moto photo booth
News, Shelby, MFAH Mixed Media, Oct. 2015, Denzel Allen
News, Shelby, MFAH Block Party, Oct. 2015, Trae Brown, Erica S., Blythe Mckay
News, Shelby, MFAH Mixed Media, Oct. 2015, Samantha Zamora, Daniela petrolito, Aldo Zamora, Sara Zamora
News, Shelby, MFAH Mixed Media, Oct. 2015, Juan Escoto, Annaisa Alvarez
News, Shelby, MFAH Mixed Media bash, Oct. 2015
News, Shelby, MFAH Mixed Media, Oct. 2015, Ali Lichty, Hadi Shams, Alexandra Alonso
News, Shelby, MFAH Mixed Media, Oct. 2015, Alesando Curgo, Claudia Penadi
News, Shelby, MFAH Mixed Media, Oct. 2015, The Collectivity Project

The sophisticates and big-time donors celebrated the ground-breaking for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's new Glassell School of Art on one morning and the following night 5,000 hipsters descended on the site for a mammoth block party.

This free evening in the museum's series of Mixed Media nights, complete with DJs, art viewing, intelligent party games and food trucks, was a major hit for the museum. Nine food trucks lined Bissonnett, which was closed to traffic between Main and Montrose while party central was beneath the Beck Building porte cochere where wine was served by the new MFAH Café.

The party fun continued with two photo booths — PhotoMoto and Smilebooth — and DJ action in a vast party tent where DJ Sun, DJ Chicken George, and DJ Melodic kept the night loud and lively.

And then there was The collectivity project, a human-scale artwork by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. Guests were able to build and rebuild structures, using more than 580,000 white Lego bricks to create an imaginary cityscape. That playful gem remains at the museum through January 31, 2016.

Keeping the MFAH mission of sharing art with all of Houston, there was easy access for partygoers to the museum’s Law and Beck buildings, where the exhibitions Mark Rothko: A Retrospective and Shadow Monsters are currently on view.

Scenesters included Tom Baxter, Jennifer Ramos, Melanie Vopham, Trae Brown, Blythe McKay, Juan Escoto, Annaisa Alvarez, Ali Lichty, Hadi Shams and Alexandra Alonso.

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