Yves Klein, Requiem, 1960. © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York /
ADAGP, Paris. The Menil Collection, Houston Photo: Hickey-Robertson, Houston
Friday, November 30, 2012
François Delattre, Ambassador of France to the United States
Almine and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso
Susan de Menil
Only the third such event in the museum’s history, this grand fête marks the beginning of a weekend filled with stimulating, diverse programming and an international presence, reflecting the unique position the Menil holds within the art world.
Inspired by the work of French twentieth-century pioneer Yves Klein (1928-1962), the theme of the event references the artist’s innovative exploration of perception, performance, consciousness, and transcendence through his monochromatic IKB (International Yves Klein Blue) paintings, sculptures, and avant-garde conceptual works. Klein’s ambitious spirit and incomparable creative output had an indelible impact on the trajectory of modern art, and several of his signature works reside in the Menil’s permanent collection.
We invite you to join us as we invoke the verve and passion of Klein and the de Menils to celebrate this important moment in the museum’s history, and look toward its future.
Special Discounted Hotel Accommodations:
(Please mention the “Menil Collection 25th Anniversary Gala” when calling to make reservations.)
Four Seasons Hotel Houston
1-800-734-4114 for reservations
St. Regis Houston
1-877-787-3447 for reservations
713-418-1000 for reservations
Nancy and Mark Abendshein • Chinhui and Eddie Allen • Judy and Robert H. Allen • Nancy C. Allen • Wes Anderson • Elizabeth Arnold and Will Galtney • Laura and John Arnold • Jana and J. Scott Arnoldy • Carol and Les Ballard • Jeff Beauchamp • Laura Bellows • Kelli and Eddy Blanton • Leslie and Jack Blanton Jr. • Pauline Bolton • Suzanne Deal Booth and David Booth • Ben Bourgeois • Pat and Dan Breen • Anne and Peter Brown • Mary Ann Smothers Bruni • Leslie and Brad Bucher • Diane and Michael Cannon • Adelaide de Menil • Clare Casademont and Michael Metz • Lois Chiles and Richard Gilder • Sir David and Lady Chipperfield • Susie and Sanford Criner • Christy and Lou Cushman • Isabel and Danny David • Lois and George de Menil • Frances Dittmer • Jenny Elkins • Clayton and Shel Erikson • Marita and JB Fairbanks • Zeina and Nijad Fares • Cindy and David Fitch • Ann and Peter Fluor • Jeff Fort • Gregory Fourticq Jr. • Cece and Mack Fowler • Fariha de Menil Friedrich and Bahman Karimnia • Barbara and Michael Gamson • Heidi and David Gerger • Judy and Robert Gerry • Melanie Gray and Mark Wawro • Agnes Gund • Janet Gurwitch and Ron Franklin • Ann and Henry Hamman • Paula McCann Harris • Terri and John Havens • Diana and Russell Hawkins • Janet and Paul Hobby • Molly and Ford Hubbard • Patricia P. Hubbard • Caroline Huber • Jill and Dunham Jewett • Carol and Neil Kelley • Linda and George Kelly • Sissy and Denny Kempner • Nancy and Rich Kinder • Anne and David Kirkland Jr. • Cathy and Vahid Kooros • Colleen and John Kotts • Sima and Masoud Ladjevardian • Janie C. Lee and David Warren • Ellen and Leo Linbeck III • Beth and Greg Looser • Sultana and Moez Mangalji • Nancy and Neal Manne • Judy and Rodney Margolis • Matthew Marks • Frances Marzio • Lisa and Will Mathis • Kathrine McGovern • Mary Hale Lovett McLean • Janet and LeRoy Melcher • Ginni and Richard Mithoff • Sara and Bill Morgan • Anne and Jack Moriniere • Murray Moss and Franklin Getchell • Betty and Stephen Newton • Evelyn and Roy L. Nolen • Judy and Scott Nyquist • Marilyn Oshman • Caroline and Alfred Pacquement • Carrie and Al Pepi • Bénédicte Pesle • Cynthia and Tony Petrello • Emilia and Renzo Piano • J. Randall Powers and William Caudell • Carol and Dan Price • Esthella Provas • Tina and Josef Pyne • Eileen and Leslie Quick • Thomas C. Quick • Tricia Quick • Isla and Tommy Reckling • Danna and Ed Ruscha • Kim and David Ruth • Louisa Stude Sarofim • Leslie and Shannon Sasser • Carson and Arthur Seeligson • Ellen C. L. Simmons • Lisa and Jerry Simon • Lois and George Stark • William F. Stern • Anne and Bill Stewart • Aliyya and Herman Stude • Ellen and Steve Susman • Becca and John Thrash • Marcy and Tom Wessel • Andrea and Bill White • Ann and Mathew Wolf • Lynn and Oscar Wyatt • Michael Zilkha
(Last updated July 17, 2012)