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Partygoers: 1. Bun B performs at the 2023 MFAH Grand Gala Ball 2. Gary Tinterow Nicole & Evan Katz 3. Richard Flowers Lynn Wyatt, Angel Rios 4. Y. Ping Sun & David Leebron 5. Nancy & Rich Kinder 6. Phoebe & Bobby Tudor 7. Sara Dodd-Denton & Will Denton 8. Queenie Walls & Bun B 9. Alanna Flores, Connor Huff 10. Susan Sarofim 11. Scott Murphy & Amy Purvis GRAND GALA BALL By Shelby Hodge. Photography Jenny Antill Clifton, Wilson Parish, Bert McClendon. O nly daring and darling gala chairmen Nicole and Evan Katz could have wielded enough influence to land iconic hip hop star and Rice University guest lecturer Bun B to perform at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Grand Gala Ball. It was a break with tradition by the gala chairs that included servings of his wildly popular Trill Burgers, grilled outdoors, in addition to the sophisticated dinner presented by City Kitchen. Bun B fit in nicely with the theme of the gala, Houston Icons, as did the locally filmed movies that were streamed and the iconic artworks lining the walls, loads of Andy Warhols among them. The evening, with gala decor by Richard Flowers and The Events Company, raised $2 million for museum coffers, with dinner music by Brandon Wattz of L.A. and high-wattage dance tunes from DJ Lucy Wrubel of Dallas. Houston Icons: MFAH director Gary Tinterow and Christopher Gardner, Nancy and Rich Kinder, Susan Sarofim, Lynn Wyatt, Rose Cullen, Ann and John Bookout, Anne and Albert Chao, Anne Duncan, Joan Schnitzer Levy, Margaret Alkek Williams, Phoebe and Bobby Tudor, Jim and Whitney Crane, Soraya and Scott McClelland, Lynne and Joe Hudson, Lily and Johnathan Schnitzer, Paula and Reginald DesRoches, Sara Dodd-Denton and Will Denton, Greg Fourticq and John Cone, Meredith Flores Barker and Mason Barker, Mona and Andrew Sarofim, and Carol and Mike Linn. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Rocks the Night With Iconic Hip Hop Star Bun B 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10. 6. 11.

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