(Photo: Art Ball 2016 Co-Chair Ann Sutherland, Lisa Blue and Art Ball 2016 Co-Chair David Sutherland)
Art+Architecture is The Theme Of Art Ball 2016
Ann And David Sutherland To Serve As Event Chairs
DALLAS – October 9, 2015— The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) announced yesterday that Ann and David Sutherland will co-chair Art Ball 2016 themed Art+Architecture. In collaboration with the theme, the Announcement Party took place at the Baron Estate, designed by Robert AM Stern. The 2016 Art Ball will take place Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the Dallas Museum of Art. Proceeds from Art Ball directly affect the DMA’s commitment to providing free access to its collection and to a wide range of exhibitions and educational and public programs.
The Ball will feature its signature components, as well as some new surprises, closely guarded by Security Sponsor Sidley Austin. Patrons will stroll down the concourse courtesy of Red Carpet Sponsor Neiman Marcus and enjoy a multi-course seated dinner presented by Menu Sponsor Bank of America. The live auction will be curated by interior architectural designer Trisha Wilson and conducted by Luxury Auction Sponsor Christie’s. Guests will also enjoy a special silent auction chaired by Gonzalo Bueno and a dazzling after-party. Last month, the DMA announced that its young professionals group, the Junior Associates, will be the hosts of the After Party. Junior Associates Rachel and Michael Osburn will serve as the After Party chairs. The newly-minted soirée will debut on Eagle Family Plaza. The Dallas Art Fair graciously serves at the Invitation Sponsor.
“David and I are tremendously excited about Art Ball 2016,” said Ann Sutherland, Art Ball 2016 Co-chair. “The Dallas Museum of Art is an incredibly important asset to our city, and we look forward to supporting the Museum through this fantastic event.”
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. 2015 alone raised $2.4 million for the DMA, and the 2016 ball is expected to have continued success.
ABOUT THE DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART
Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 23,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the nation’s largest arts district, the Museum acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. Since the Museum’s return to free general admission in 2013, the DMA has welcomed more than two million visitors, and enrolled more than 100,000 people in DMA Friends, a free program available to anyone who wishes to join focused on active engagement with the Museum. For more information, visit DMA.org.
The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of Museum Members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
(Press release courtesy DMA. Photos by Rhiannon Lee)