MFAH Grand Gala 2012, Re-Chaired by Cornelia Long, Raises Either $1.4 or $1.5 Million,

by Bill Davenport October 17, 2012

The MFAH’s Grand Gala 1960

Philanthropists in beaded gowns filled the Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s art deco themed halls for the 2012 Grand Gala Ball, chaired once again by Cornelia Long, chairman of the MFAH’s Board of Trustees, who last chaired the event fifty years ago in 1962. The Houston Chronicle’s Molly Glentzer reports on the gowns, the scenery, the orchids, and the $1.5 million the event raised for the MFAH, (Culturemap’s Shelby Hodge agrees in admiring the sumptuous decor for the party, but says is was $1.4 million).

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