Inaugural Jade Ball inspires Dallasites with hearts for Asian art
What: Crow Collection of Asian Art's inaugural Jade Ball
Where: The Belo Mansion
The 411: Inspired by the art and beauty of China, this inaugural black-tie fundraiser benefits the Crow Collection's many unique initiatives, from the southern U.S.’s largest Chinese New Year festival and intriguing traveling exhibitions to innovative wellness and educational events.
Lynn McBee served as honorary chair, and Robert Weatherly chaired the event, which included a cocktail reception, formal sit-down dinner for 400 guests, and live entertainment throughout the evening.
“With a name inspired by the Qing Dynasty Jades that make up the heart of the museum’s collection, the Jade Ball was created as a fundraising effort to help the museum expand its impact and ensure its sustainability,” says McBee in a release.
Adds Weatherly, "The success of [this event] is extremely important as we work to ensure the longevity of our city’s sole Pan-Asian museum."
Crow Collection of Asian Art is a nonprofit art museum located in the Arts District in downtown Dallas. It is one of only a few museums in the United States dedicated solely to the arts of Asia, with a growing permanent collection featuring works from Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam, spanning the ancient to the contemporary.
Who:Trammell S. Crow, Dr. Charles and Mary Ku, Veronica Lewis, Chris Bhatti, Annette Watkins, Sarah Jackson, Amy Hofland, Mina Chang, Jake Harryman, Mimi Sterling, Eshna Young, Jin Min, Jenni Feist, Stephanie Seay, Lana Constantine, Kay Wood, Hope Schultze, Charles Ellis, Jane McGarry, Michael Cain, Steve Andrews, Tracy and Kent Rathbun, Yolanda Banks, Darell Freelan, Krystal Sarna, Derek Brooks, and Lucy Xu.