The New Orleans Museum of Art celebrated its 100th anniversary at the 46th “Odyssey Ball 2011:A NOMA Odyssey” on Saturday, November 12, at NOMA. Brenda and Michael Moffitt co-chaired the event that was charitably underwritten by both the Lupin Foundation and Peoples Health.
This black-tie anniversary included a patron party, the main event and a Young Fellows Ball. Ball attendants enjoyed tantalizing cuisine provided by the Ralph Brennan Restaurant and celebrated the museum’s anniversary in true New Orleans fashion by dancing to the musical sounds of Deacon John and the Ivories as well as Leah Chase and ActionActionReaction. The night also consisted of both a silent and live auction with items ranging from a NOMA private rooftop party with catering by Flavor Box to pearls provided by Jack Sutton Fine Jewelry. This year, for the first time, the Odyssey celebration included the IberiaBank VIP lounge, a special rate for Odyssey Young Fellows of 35 or younger and breakfast provided for those who decided to stay until the Odyssey’s newly extended hour.
Since 1911 the New Orleans Museum of Art has remained a cornerstone of the city of New Orleans as well as its art scene by providing world-class art exhibits to the public. The museum has been acknowledged as one of the most accomplished in the Gulf South in its first century of the museum’s existence and hopes to carry on that title in the centuries to come.
Event at a Glance
Event: The 46th “Odyssey Ball 2011: A NOMA Odyssey”
When: November 12, 2011
Where: The New Orleans Museum of Art