The Museum of Fine Arts’ annual One Great Night black-tie bash brought out hundreds of handsome gentlemen who were eager to toast the event’s 30th anniversary.
The evening consisted of a four-course dinner fit for a king—Maine lobster salad, chestnut-stuffed roasted quail—and a menu of other guy-friendly party perks like The Balvenie Scotch, Davidoff cigars and ample red wine.
Attendees participated in the evening’s art-acquisition mission, purchasing nearly $900,000 in works selected by MFA curators to add to the MFA’s permanent collection. The 19 pieces selected depicted the museum’s incredible scope; among them, a bronze Urartu helmet from circa 850-700 B.C., a porcelain figure by current American artist Matthias Merkel Hess and a 1937 gelatin silver print by Japan’s Shiotani Teiko. –Photos by Wilson Parish