Luminous: The Menil Collection’s 30th Anniversary Ball
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 – Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017
Held on the eve of the Long Nights Moon—the name for the final full moon before the winter solstice—Luminous: The Menil Collection’s 30th Anniversary Ball, will be the spectacular culmination of a year of celebration. On December 2, 2017, Menil friends and supporters will gather to honor the enduring legacy of the Menil and its founders while celebrating its radiant future.
Designed by Todd Events and staged in a tent set on the Menil Collection’s expansive lawn, Luminous continues a tradition of artist-inspired fêtes. Illuminated by Max Ernst’s enigmatic painting Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year—a gift from the artist to the de Menils in 1955—the Menil Collection’s 30th Anniversary Ball will bring to life the enchanted, luminous world of Ernst’s Surrealist landscape. An evening not to be missed, the ball will be only the fourth in the history of the museum and will be the much-anticipated finale of a series of festivities throughout the 30th anniversary year, which will also include a Menil Contemporaries (the museum’s young patrons group) party, member and community celebrations, and public programs.
Luminous will honor Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Life Trustee of the Menil Collection, Louisa Stude Sarofim. Ball chairs include Allison Sarofim and Stuart Parr, Leigh and Reggie Smith, Phoebe and Bobby Tudor, Adelaide de Menil Carpenter, as well as Honorary Chairs architect Renzo Piano and French ambassador to the United States Gérard Araud.
PaperCity is the Exclusive Media Sponsor of the 30th Anniversary Ball
Four Seasons Hotel Houston is the preferred hotel of the Menil Collection
HOURS & ADMISSION
Wednesday - Sunday, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday
- Free Hours: Always free!
Directions & Parking
- Free Parking
- Street Parking
- The Menil Collection parking lot is located on West Alabama between Mandell and Mulberry. Street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood.
Special Offers / Dining
Bistro Menil offers European-inspired, American fare paired with craft beer, cask wine, and thoughtfully selected wines by the glass or bottle.
Events at The Menil Collection
Feb. 24 – Feb. 24, 2018
Da Camera Stop, Look and Listen! Reflections on Mona Hatoum’s Terra Infirma Exhibition
Mar. 27 – Mar. 27, 2018
Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John De Menil
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