On Saturday, November 8th we had the pleasure of attending the Geometric Gala, an annual event put on by the MADI Museum of Art.
We sponsored the event, which took place at the International on Turtle Creek.
The MADI Movement was founded by Carmelo Arden Quinn in August of 1945 with his MADI Manifesto. In his work, he began experimenting with curved wood, alternating convex and concave forms [“form galbee”], and irregular shapes.
The MADI Museum was formed by Dorothy and Bill Masterson almost 12 years ago, lifelong supporters of the arts. They have travelled the world collecting MADI art pieces, even staying with founder Carmelo Arden Quinn. When Bill Masterson’s firm moved to Dallas, the first floor was turned into the museum, styled after the movement.
During the event there was a performance by Elisa Jimenez, the Gala’s Honorary Chair, and whom has been a contestant on Project Runway. Her ‘Three Graces’ walked the event in dresses created by the artist, representing Creativity, Charm, and Beauty.
A silent auction took place throughout the night, with bid sheets among the numerous art works on the walls. Available for bids came from artists such as Charles Harper, Morton Rachofsky, Alan Engisch, and many more.
We look forward to seeing more from the MADI Museum, and attending next year’s gala!