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By Shelby Hodge. Photography Jenny Antill Clifton, Daniel Ortiz. Cirque Surréaliste Janet & Paul Hobby François & Susan de Menil H igh Point: The Menil Collection's cache of premier Surrealist art set the stage for an otherworldly gala that found guests beneath a colorful big-top tent and then in a resplendent tented pavilion. The Events Company created the fantastical mise en scène, while Jackson & Company delivered a French- inspired menu. Takeaway: Five hundred Menil fans and patrons proved their loyalty with a record $2.5 million for the beloved museum. Gala co-chairs Linda and George Kelly and Cindy and David Fitch were major underwriters, along with acclaimed New York art dealer Larry Gagosian. The Menil Collection Celebrates Years with CIRQUE SURRÉALISTE (Continued) (Continued) Susan de Menil Louisa Stude Sarofim, François de Menil Aziz & Andee Friedrich Co-chairs Cindy & David Fitch, Rebecca Rabinow Co-chairs Linda & George Kelly Stilt walker at Cirque Surréaliste

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