For 50 years, “Odyssey” has played a pivotal role in the New Orleans Museum of Art’s growth. Funds raised by “The 50th Odyssey” will enable NOMA to present world-class exhibitions that bring nearly 250,000 visitors to the museum and sculpture garden each year.

“The 50th Odyssey” Chairs were Susu and Andrew Stall. Additional honorees included the event chairs of the past 50 years, with recognition for each chairperson from 1966 until 2016.

The sponsor party was held in advance at the home of Drs. Rupa and Tarun Jolly. The Ralph Brennan Group catered, complimented by cocktails by The Grand Bevy.

For the gala, NOMA’s Great Hall was transformed by beautiful lighting and balloon decor, giving the effect of champagne bubbles. Patrons enjoyed delicious cuisine by 1718 Catering and Events, Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Craft cocktails were provided by The Grand Bevy.

Guests danced the night away to the sounds of Glo, Karma and DJ/violinist Timothee Lovelock.

The silent auction featured one-of-a-kind artwork, antiques and vacations, including two business class round-trip tickets to a Parisian flat in celebration of this momentous occasion. In addition, George Dunbar donated one of his paintings, created specifically for “The 50th Odyssey.”


What: “The 50th Odyssey,” benefiting the New Orleans Museum of Art
When: Saturday, November 12
Where: New Orleans Museum of Art