The Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s largest gala, “O What A Night!” is an unparalleled celebration of Southern art, culture and cuisine. The glamorous black-tie event on Saturday, October 21, will highlight the important mission of the Ogden Museum: to broaden the knowledge, understanding, interpretation and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South.
This year’s honoree is Pamela Joyner, whose collection of modern and contemporary work by African and African Diasporan artists will form the basis for the upcoming exhibition “Solidary and Solitary: The Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida Collection,” presented by The Helis Foundation. The exhibit will be on view at the Ogden September 30 to January 21, after which it will begin its tour of the United States.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art Executive Director William Pittman Andrews, The Helis Foundation Managing Director Jessie Schott Haynes, “O What A Night!” Co-Chairman Alexa Georges and The Helis Foundation President David Kerstein invite you to enjoy a gourmet gala dinner by chef Justin Devillier, cocktails, music, décor by Ware Porter a live auction featuring artists Elizabeth Bick, Mallory Page, Aron Belka, George Dunbar, Gregory Saunders, David Borgerding, Ida Kohlmeyer, Michael Deas and John Alexander, and more. The evening will begin at 6 p.m., and will be held at the museum. For tickets, call 539-9618 or visit OgdenMuseum.org/event/o-what-a-night.
Photographed by Philip Friedman, Hearst StudioD
Special thanks to The Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Communication’s Director Miriam Taylor for her invaluable assistance.