Odyssey 2021 presented by IBERIABANK | First Horizon brought arts patrons together at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) to raise critically important funds that support NOMA’s internationally-recognized exhibitions and educational programs.

The entire museum was open for guests to wander and explore, with musical performances taking place between the Great Hall and the newly renovated Lapis Center for the Arts. Lining the walls of the Lapis Center for the Arts is the monumental plaster relief mural by Enrique Alférez, entitled “Symbols of Communication”, which also served as the inspiration for this year’s theme.

Chaired by Katherine and Tony Gelderman and Jennifer and Dennis Lauscha, with NOMA Volunteer Committee Chair Robyn Dunn Schwarz, the evening began with an intimate Patron Party in the Great Hall, which offered passed hors d’oeuvres and champagne with musical accompaniment by a Latin guitar trio. Z Event Company provided event decor throughout NOMA.

Patrons enjoyed live entertainment by Elan Artists – Blue Rhythm Band, Boy Band and a Hamilton rap artist performance.

Ralph Brennan Catering & Events provided an international menu with food stations throughout the museum. Sazerac Co. presented libations, including a tequila bar with four tequila cocktails and tastings.

Approximately 400 guests attended the ball.

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Event At A Glance

What: Odyssey 2021 Presented by IBERIABANK | First Horizon benefiting New Orleans Museum of Art

When: Friday, November 12, 2021

Where: New Orleans Museum of Art (1 Collins Diboll Circle)

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Aran and Rebecca Toshav, Deanna Rodriguez 

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Warner and Wes Robinson, Megan Eustis

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Rob and Pamela Steeg, Susan Taylor, Tony Adams

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Megan Evans, Jennifer Lauscha, Trinh Do 

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Dennis and Jennifer Lauscha, Katherine and Tony Gelderman

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Dawn Wheelan, Agnes Kotler