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Dallas Museum of Art’s 52nd annual Art Ball gala

Auctioneer Brook Hazelton at the 2016 live auction.

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Going Once, Going Twice

By Nadia Dabbakeh

Photo by Simon Luna

04.19.17

This Saturday is the Dallas Museum of Art’s 52nd annual Art Ball gala, and it’s not too late to attend! Tickets and tables are still available, and while we’re excited to see Todd Fiscus’ inspired decor or shimmy to tunes by DJ Souljah, it’s the auction we can’t wait for. Here, five must-bid items at the Christie’s Auction House sponsored live auction.

1. Hola, Agustin!
Travel for the first time with The Eugene McDermott Diretor of the DMA Agustín Arteaga. Enjoy a three- night stay at the beautifully appointed Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastian, Spain. Tour the world- renowned Guggenheim Bilbao with Dr. Arteaga for a special, one-of-a-kind visit followed by lunch at a three-star restaurant to indulge in art, food, and wine. Too many top-notch restaurants to choose from? Fear not—food connoisseur Cindy Rachofsky will curate the restaurant selection and reservations so you don’t miss a single special meal! 

2. When in Rome...FENDI Rome Experience
Think outside the apartment! The House of FENDI wants to make your Roman holiday come alive. Enjoy two nights at the newly renovated FENDI Palazzo Private Suite. You and a guest will be luxuriously welcomed to Rome with a special luncheon at the FENDI Palazzo Privé Apartment. This package also includes a private presentation of FENDI’s Haute Fourrure, as well as customized experiences for guests based on personal interests—perhaps cocktails and/or dinner at a private home or a private tour of the Sistine Chapel? Regardless of what you choose, a special FENDI gift awaits for each traveler. In addition, the winner will take home the iconic FENDI Peekaboo Bag by artist Francisco Moreno unveiled at the Art Ball live auction on April 22.

3. Headstart the Holidays with Grange Hall
The creative geniuses at Grange Hall will deck your halls for the holiday of your choice (retail value $7,500). Share your festive décor with a memorable dinner for up to 10 guests planned and executed in your home by Dallas chef extraordinaire Sharon Hage.

4. The Suite Life at Le Meurice
Prior to packing for your Paris fashion adventure, shop with the ever-stylish Merry Vose with a $5,000 gift certificate at Canary. Delight in the luxury life at Le Meurice, where you will enjoy a four-night stay including full American Breakfast. This package includes a special dinner for two at the Alain Ducasse three Michelin Star restaurant in Le Meurice. Go behind the scenes with Merry during Paris Fashion Week. Take a private tour of the Hermès family museum inside the flagship store. Enjoy premium seating at Dior and Céline. Finally, discover the Parisian private studio-workshop of the queen of contemporary costume fashion jewelry, Marie-Noëlle. Had your fill of fashion? Take an exclusive tour of the gardens of Versailles, including a private tour of the Orangerie of Louis XIV.

5. Mon Chateau Privé
Travel to the South of France for a beyond mem- orable week at your own chateau to call home! Fourteen guests will enjoy this seven-bedroom beautifully appointed chateau nestled in a nature preserve near Arles, Avignon, St. Remy, and Aix. Spend your days hiking, lounging by the pool, or playing tennis...or simply enjoying a great rosé at Patricia Wells’ favorite, Le Bistrot du Paradou, only two kilometers away. En route to or from the South of France, stop off in Paris for a two-night stay for two at the Esprit Saint Germain Hotel.

Buy your Art Ball 2017 tickets HERE