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Latin American Experience gala brings museum $1.3 million

Molly Glentze, Houston Chronicle
Published 6:52 pm, Friday, November 15, 2013
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  • Maria de Blaquier, from left, Nelly Arrieta de Blaquier, Gail Adler and...
  • Michael Wellen and Mari Carmen Ramirez during the Latin Experience Gala at...
  • Leslie and Brad Bucher

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About 375 glamorous guests filled the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's Cullinan Hall for the 2013 Latin American Experience gala chaired by Eduardo and Eugenia Grüneisen

Among the proudest guests were Gail and Louis Adler, who contributed works from their art collection to the major exhibit "Antonio Berni: Juanito and Ramona," which was unveiled during the party.

The night raised $1.3 million for the museum, with $845,000 from the live auction and another $120,100 from a silent auction.

Among those awed by it all: Nelly Arrieta de Blaquier, Leslie and Brad Bucher, Sofia Adroguéand Sten Gustafson and Mary Cullen