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April 28, 2013

Veneralia Gala 2013

This year’s gala honored master architect Michael Graves

  • Photos by Jim Fitts

“Experiencing Art in Architecture” was the theme of this year’s black-tie cocktail honoring the post-modern, master architect behind the Michael C. Carlos Museum.

The VIPs

Veneralia Chairs Dennis Dean and Sara Schlesinger, Veneralia Benefactors Mary Johnson and David York, Honorary Chair Michael Graves, Michael C. Carlos Museum Director Bonnie Speed andDirector of Development Gail Habif


The Venue

The Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University


Party Highlights

A black-tie group of culturati turned out for this year’s gala, which included cocktails, a gourmet buffet, Cartier Champagne, and unique tableaux featuring the museum’s ancient artifacts in thematic settings created by some of Atlanta’s top interior designers and architects. Among the scene-makers: Beth Webb, Raymond Goins, Robert Long, Chris Carlos, Caroline Tucker, Erika Ward, Marian Goldberg, Betsy Ayers, Chip Cheatham. A special 20th Anniversary tribute was given to the world-renowned architect Michael Graves, who built the post-modern Michael C. Carlos Museum expansion in 1993 and is a winner of a pretigious AIA Honor Award. Graves appeared in person to receive the personal tribute.



The Sponsors

Platinum Benefactor: Chris Carlos; Platinum Sponsor: Cartier;  Gold Benefactor: Anne Cox Chambers; Bronze Benefactors: Judy and George Hemenway, Sara and John Schlesinger, Dina and Ed Snow, Marc Taub, David York.


The Cause

Proceeds from the evening benefitted the Michael C. Carlos Museum







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