Artsy Tea Party

Art Ball big shots gather for gala gossip before monumental main event

Art Ball big shots gather for gala gossip before monumental main event

Maxwell L. Anderson, Nancy Carlson, Art ball Host Tea
Maxwell L. Anderson, Nancy Carlson Photo by Rhiannon Lee
Jennifer Karol, Cynthia Calabrese, Julie Hawes, Art Ball Tea
Jennifer Karol, Cynthia Calabrese, Julie Hawes Photo by Rhiannon Lee
Christina Lynch, Ann Barbier-Mueller, Art Ball Tea
Christina Lynch, Ann Barbier-Mueller Photo by Rhiannon Lee
Catherine Rose, Norine Haynes, Art Ball Tea
Catherine Rose, Norine Haynes Photo by Rhiannon Lee
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Delicious bites served at the tea Photo by Rhiannon Lee
Marion Exall, Margot Perot, Art Ball Tea
Marion Exall, Margot Perot Photo by Rhiannon Lee
  	  Gene Jones, Elaine Agather, Diane Roberts, Norine Haynes, Maxwell L. Anderson, Art Ball Tea
Gene Jones, Elaine Agather, Diane Roberts, Norine Haynes, Maxwell L. Anderson Photo by Rhiannon Lee
Heidi Dillon, Korey Williams, Art Ball Tea
Heidi Dillon, Korey Williams Photo by Rhiannon Lee
Jan McDonald, Pilar Bleakley, Art Ball Tea
Jan McDonald, Pilar Bleakley Photo by Rhiannon Lee
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Art Ball host tea setup at the home of Nancy Carlson. Photo by Rhiannon Lee
Maxwell L. Anderson, Nancy Carlson, Art ball Host Tea
Jennifer Karol, Cynthia Calabrese, Julie Hawes, Art Ball Tea
Christina Lynch, Ann Barbier-Mueller, Art Ball Tea
Catherine Rose, Norine Haynes, Art Ball Tea
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Marion Exall, Margot Perot, Art Ball Tea
  	  Gene Jones, Elaine Agather, Diane Roberts, Norine Haynes, Maxwell L. Anderson, Art Ball Tea
Heidi Dillon, Korey Williams, Art Ball Tea
Jan McDonald, Pilar Bleakley, Art Ball Tea
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Art Ball 50 chairperson Nancy Carlson recently welcomed the host committee for a tea and talk at her Park Cities home. There by her side was Dallas Museum of Art director Maxwell L. Anderson to thank these hardworking arts patrons for their support.

This years’ host committee includes an impressive list of Art Ball chairs from the past 50 years, in honor of the milestone anniversary for this philanthropic fête. While they enjoyed hors d’oeuvre from Grange Hall and treats from Haute Sweets Patisserie, attendees — including Gene Jones, Julie Hawes, Jennifer Karol, Elaine Agather, Catherine Rose, Schatzie Lee and Margot Perot — reflected on past themes, personalized from chair to chair, which ranged from museum milestones to different countries and even memorable exhibitions.

In the last 15 years, Art Ball has raised more than $22 million to support the DMA’s mission of engaging and educating the community, with funds going directly to the museum’s operating budget. Art Ball 50: Self Portrait is slated for Saturday, April 11, with an after-party to follow at 10 pm. Tickets to the latter ($250) are still available and can be purchased online.