PaperCity: Women Power This Great Night for a Houston Museum, Making it One of the Year’s Best Parties
Weingarten Art Group has been working with private collectors for over two years to craft a collection focused on featuring Women and Latin American artists. Recently their collection took center stage when the clients hosted over 200 women in their home for the Contemporary Art Museum Houston‘s annual women’s only fundraiser “Another Great Night”. The home was decorated by Weingarten Art Group collaborator Ann Wolf Interior Decoration while WAG consultants oversaw curation, placement, and installation of the couples art collection, including a Teresita Fernandez wall mounted sculpture with over 1,000 glass cubes.
Catherine Anspon of PaperCity Magazine attended the event and covered it in a December 2019 article.
Count this as one of the highlights of Houston’s 2019 Social Calendar. The always elegant and buzzy Another Great Night in November is a staple for every It-girl, merging old guard and new, soigné swans and grandes dames, savvy collectors and the power social set.
At the annual Contemporary Arts Museum Houston fundraiser, dressing up is de rigueur, as is knowledge of the contemporary art world: If you can drop names of gallerist pals, artists you’re tracking, or your Art Basel itinerary, even better.
Finally, there’s the delicious opportunity to tour, then dine in a private home — always one with a tony art collection.
This year, 220 women generated $227,000 for the CAMH’s coffers, thanks to pairing accomplished co-chairs Yvonne Cormier and Mary D’Andrea with a new entrée on the social scene, Erika Toussaint. The Toussaints’ old-world home, designed by Curtis & Windham with interiors by Ann Wolf and art advisement by Lea Weingarten, drew ahhhs and a traffic jam at the entry’s show-stopping mirrored wall sculpture by Teresita Fernández.
Also on the art menu — an emphasis on female creators. Decked-out guests engaged in self-guided tours of a collection that stood out for its embrace of talents such as Ninth Street painters Helen Frankenthaler and Elaine de Kooning, as well as textile great Sheila Hicks, Hedda Sterne, Latin American minimalist sculptor Gego, Texas modernist Toni LaSelle, and contemporary artists Melanie Smith, Mimi Lauter and Erin O’Keefe.