YP Power Party

Fun-loving DMA Junior Associates show new members how it's done

Fun-loving DMA Junior Associates show new members how it's done

DMA Curators Choice
Ricky Grunden, Susannah Grunden, Monica Berry, Robert Ivey Photo by James Edward
DMA Curators Choice
Diane Wilson, Gregg Wilson Photo by James Edward
Phillip Duffy and Paige Westhoff at DMA Junior Associates Curators Choice
Phillip Duffy, Paige Westhoff Photo by James Edward
Lindsay and Ray Ballotta at DMA Junior Associates Curators Choice
Ray Ballotta, Lindsay Ballotta Photo by James Edward
Arthur Pena and Gabe Ritter at DMA Junior Associates Curators Choice
Arthur Pena, Gabe Ritter Photo by James Edward
David Kolinofsky, Alyssa Harker at DMA Curators Choice
David Kolinofsky, Alyssa Harker  Photo by James
DMA Junior Associates Curators Choice
Tour Group 7 before they head into the galleries Photo by James Edward
Veronica Roper and Robert Ivey at DMA Junior Associates Curators Choice
Veronica Roper, Robert Ivey Photo by James Edward
Mike Blakely and Katherine Blakely at DMA Junior Associates Curators Choice
Mike Blakely, Katherine Blakely Photo by James Edward
DMA Curators Choice
Photo by James Edward
Carolyn Bush, Alex DMA Curators Choice
Carolyn Bush, Alex Andrade Photo by James Edward
DMA Curators Choice, Photobooth
Photo by Longhorn Photo Booth
DMA Curators Choice, Photobooth
Photo courtesy of Longhorn Photo Booth
DMA Curators Choice, Photobooth
Photo courtesy of Longhorn Photo Booth
DMA Curators Choice, Photobooth
Photo courtesy of Longhorn Photo Booth
Curators Choice Awards, Photo Booth, DMA
Photo courtesy of Longhorn Photo Booth
DMA Curators Choice, photobooth
Photo courtesy of Longhorn Photo Booth
DMA Curators Choice, Photobooth
Photo courtesy of Longhorn Photo Booth
DMA Curators Choice, photobooth
Photo courtesy of Longhorn Photo Booth
DMA Curators Choice, photobooth
Photo courtesy of Longhorn Photo Booth
DMA Curators Choice
DMA Curators Choice
Phillip Duffy and Paige Westhoff at DMA Junior Associates Curators Choice
Lindsay and Ray Ballotta at DMA Junior Associates Curators Choice
Arthur Pena and Gabe Ritter at DMA Junior Associates Curators Choice
David Kolinofsky, Alyssa Harker at DMA Curators Choice
DMA Junior Associates Curators Choice
Veronica Roper and Robert Ivey at DMA Junior Associates Curators Choice
Mike Blakely and Katherine Blakely at DMA Junior Associates Curators Choice
DMA Curators Choice
Carolyn Bush, Alex DMA Curators Choice
DMA Curators Choice, Photobooth
DMA Curators Choice, Photobooth
DMA Curators Choice, Photobooth
DMA Curators Choice, Photobooth
Curators Choice Awards, Photo Booth, DMA
DMA Curators Choice, photobooth
DMA Curators Choice, Photobooth
DMA Curators Choice, photobooth
DMA Curators Choice, photobooth

The Dallas Museum of Art was the place to be Friday night, when the Junior Associates, led by co-chairs Robert W. Ivey and Veronica Roper, welcomed more than 400 supporters to its 23rd annual Curators’ Choice recruitment party.

After membership committee co-chairs Carolyn Chinn and Alex Baker welcomed all the newbies in the house, guests split off into groups for intimate gallery tours led by museum staff. Several local artists — including Meg Fitzpatrick, Brandon Kennedy, Arthur Pena, Ryder Richards, Greg Ruppe and Lucia Simek — made appearances during this special evening, which is always a treat for these art lovers.

Following the tours, attendees — including Paige Westhoff, Ricky Grunden, Lindsay and Ray Ballotta, Andrea and Heath Cheek, and Nina and Decker Sachse — headed over to the atrium, where they mixed, mingled, nibbled and imbibed while DJ Mark Seebaran mixed beats to keep the party bumpin’.

Another favorite was the Longhorn Photo Booth sponsored by CultureMap, where Junior Associates showed off their wild sides with a bunch of creative props. What did we ever do at parties before digital photo booths became so popular?

Established in 1990, the Junior Associates of the Dallas Museum of Art is one of the largest and most active young museum member groups in the country. Its mission is to foster the understanding of the museum’s goals and structure through educational and social activities and events, including its annual fundraising gala, An Affair of the Art.