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Two Houston institutions hosted truly museum-quality galas, showing off beautiful exhibition spaces in grand new ways. The Asia Society Texas Center’s annual bash, the black-tie Tiger Ball, celebrated the beauty and culture of India. Honoring Shushila and Durga Agrawal and raising more than $1 million, the colorful event moved from the grand hall out to a massive tent, where Bollywood dancers performed for guests. Meanwhile, the Houston Museum of Natural Science also hosted its yearly gala, which adopted the theme of the Big Bang Ball and celebrated the newly renovated Burke Baker Planetarium. Chemistry demonstrations entertained guests, who sipped cocktails made with liquid nitrogen and helped raise more than $850K for the museum’s educational programs. Talk about a big bang!

  • Anne and John Mendelsohn at HMNS
    Anne and John Mendelsohn at HMNS
  • Sumant and Shaila Patel at Tiger Ball
    Sumant and Shaila Patel at Tiger Ball
  • Reed and Laurie Morian at HMNS
    Reed and Laurie Morian at HMNS
  • Randy and Sue Sim at Tiger Ball
    Randy and Sue Sim at Tiger Ball
  • After-dinner dancing  at Tiger Ball
    After-dinner dancing at Tiger Ball
  • Jo and Jim Furr at HMNS
    Jo and Jim Furr at HMNS
  • Michael and Susan Jhin at Tiger Ball Caption tk Caption tk
    Michael and Susan Jhin at Tiger Ball Caption tk Caption tk
  • The Grand Hall at HMNS
    The Grand Hall at HMNS