In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Blanton Museum of Art, renowned art collectors Jeanne and Mickey Klein welcomed an exclusive group of artists, patrons and friends into their home for a special preview of the new exhibition Through the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks from Alumni Collections.
Michael Chesser, Hao Sheng and Ray Williams.
Hosts Jeanne and Mickey Klein
Three backlit photos from artist Alfredo Jaar. The images are of a gold mine in Brazil and speak about the difficult conditions under which people live.
Molly Sherman and Michael Gillette
Jessie Otto Hite, Frank Bash and Simone Wicha
Artist James Drake created bronze castings of socks and underwear, displayed on the floor in the Kleins' guest bathroom.
Ann Daugherty and Mary Evelyn-Daugherty
Michael Gillette and Ray Williams
A piece by artist James Turrell. Turrell's work is primarily concerned with space and light. This projected light piece seeks to create the perception of volume from only light on the wall.
Rob Giardinelli and Lance Avery Morgan
Joan Clark, Gail Susholtz and Mary Yancy
These masks were used in Japanese Noh theater. All date back to at least the 17th century, with the oldest being from the 13th century.
Janet Allen and Molly Sherman
Michael Chesser and Ann Daugherty
A piece by artist Jim Hodges. This is one several pieces in the Kleins' home. The artist cut the pattern of leaves in a photograph to give it a 3D shape.
Blanton Curator Annette Carlozzi, Host Mickey Klein, Museum Director Simone Wicha and Hostess Jeanne Klein
A piece by famed artist Richard Serra.
A sculpture by artist Do-Ho Suh.