The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, dedicated to broadening the knowledge, understanding, interpretation and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South, will hold its annual O What a Night! Gala honoring the founder of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, William S. Arnett, and renowned American artist, Lonnie Holley, on October 19, 2019, with a Patron Party and auction preview on October 17 at the home of Roger H. Ogden and Ken Barnes. Chairmen Mathilde & Richard Currence and Michelle & Lamar Villere invite you to join them at the O What a Night! Gala, which sells out every year and plays host to affluent and influential patrons from New Orleans and across the country. This evening is not only an experiential celebration of the very best in Southern art, music and food, but is also the Museum’s top fundraising event. Your contribution to the O What a Night! Gala 2019 will provide critical funds for our award-winning educational programs, our Ogden After Hours music series and our dynamic exhibitions of Southern painting, photography, sculpture and much more.
William S. Arnett, Founder of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation
Pioneering scholar, collector and philanthropist, William S. Arnett, is credited with initiating the movement to recognize the achievements of African American artists from the South and their influence on the history of American culture. Arnett’s discoveries and publications have led to revelatory exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the de Young Museum, the High Museum of Art and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, among many others, and now influence the acquisition philosophies of museums nationwide.
Lonnie Holley, American Artist
Lonnie Holley has devoted his adult life to the practice of improvisational creativity across many media, from visual art, to music and—most recently—film. His film, “I Snuck Off the Slave Ship,” premiered at 2019 Sundance Film Festival. His 2018 album, “MITH,” was critically acclaimed, making lists of the top ten records of the year in the New Yorker and Newsweek. Paste maga
UNDERWRITER TABLE- $25,000
PATRON HOST – $5,000
SPONSOR TABLE – $15,000
PATRON – $1,200
BENEFACTOR TABLE – $10,000
Commitments must be received by August 16 for inclusion in the printed invitation.
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