As Dallas takes its well-earned spot as one of America’s top ArtPlaces, the city’s creators and collectors alike owe a debt of gratitude to Cindy Rachofsky. This self-described “connector” specializes in bringing the right people together for the right reasons, and her tireless work (along with her husband, Howard) for amfAR and the Dallas Museum of Art has helped to raise more than $40 million to date for both organizations.
Although she is set to move back into her Richard Meier-designed abode that has formerly served as contemporary art space for the city, she continues to share both the Rachofsky and the Faulconer collections with middle school, high school, university and educational groups at The Warehouse, an 18,000-square-foot space on Inwood Road.
Below, a quick look at what makes this chic curator tick.
Concierge to family and friends. Bringing like-minded people together.
Staring at an ocean, any ocean, with my family by my side. It’s incredibly therapeutic to me.
Seeing someone you love hurt.
Roasted chicken and a French white Burgundy.
“Stand for something, or you will fall for anything.”
Teachers. I don’t have the patience, but I have the admiration.
Barbra Streisand for her voice. Ellen DeGeneres for her incredible humor.
Spending time in the Napa Valley.
The “can do” attitude. You see it in all walks of life.
The humidity and the heat. I haven’t figured out how best to do that.