Director's Cut was the most mysterious young professionals event to date, and it lived up to the anticipation. On September 19, the Junior Associates of the Dallas Museum of Art gathered at a meeting place somewhere deep in the Harwood District before being led to a secret speakeasy that few have experienced but none will soon forget.
Awaiting them inside were hundreds of flickering candles, a photo booth to document this one-time event, and fellow art-loving young professionals eager to kick off this year's giving campaign.
Dressed in cocktail attire, attendees — includingVodi Cook, Shelby Foster, Rachel Roberts, Taylor Zakarin,
The Juniors raised their glasses and toasted to the future, which no doubt includes captivating DJs and dancing until dawn. And what better way to celebrate the Junior Associates' taking over Art Ball's after-party than to go to one? Guests were encouraged to keep the party going at The Eberhard, where the fun didn't stop until 2 am.
Since 1994, the Junior Associates have raised more than $2 million to benefit the Dallas Museum of Art, with proceeds supporting nationally touring exhibitions, acquisitions of artwork for the DMA's collection, and, in recent years, the expansion of the museum's teen educational programs.