Party Arty!

An intimate dinner at Rienzi, the MFAH’s house museum, was underwritten by jeweler Harry Winston, whose designs were donned by models who mingled with the 75 Rienzi Society members during a cocktail hour. … The Public Art of the University of Houston System hosted An Evening with Frank Stella. The event toasted the 20th anniversary of Stella’s commissioned peice Euphonia, which resides in the UH Moores Opera House. … Beloved Latin American sculptor Jorge Jiménez Deredia celebrated the opening of his third-ever U.S. exhibit at Houston’s Art of the World Gallery.

Jenny Antill and Daniel Ortiz


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