Dinosaurs cast in moody blue and red lights illuminated the Morian Hall of Paleontology, one of several rooms in which the Houston Museum of Natural Science hosted its annual glitzy gala.
The black-tie bash, themed “Slither to the Sound: A Prehistoric Party” and co-chaired by Lucinda and Javier Loya and Josiane and Conrad Goerl, was heralded by invitations with snakeskin embossing. And it featured lustrous décor by Loya—snakeskin-patterned light projections, and blue and teal streamers hanging from the ceiling—throughout the museum.
Loya also donated auction items, including a weekend stay in her famously hip Manhattan apartment, which was recently featured on Law and Order. Other extravagant items up for grabs: a trip on a private jet to next month’s Kentucky Derby, and a stay at a hilltop Chianti estate.
The event—which included a multicourse dinner courtesy of City Kitchen and featured live tunes by SkyRocket—raised more than $1.1 million. Photos by Priscilla Dickson