Partying Amongst Paintings

Artists, art patrons and New Orleans party lovers gathered at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art to celebrate the fourth annual “Magnolia Ball.” The soirée celebrated the exhibitions “The Colourful South: William Christenberry, Birney Imes, William Greiner, William Ferris” and “Alec Soth and William Eggleston: Troubled Waters, From the Collection of William Greiner.”

Guests were greeted at the door by the ladies of Krewe des Fleurs, who also posed for photos throughout the night. Inside the museum, DJs kept the music going as partygoers enjoyed food and cocktails from a plethora of New Orleans’ finest restaurants, including Diva Dawg, Taceaux Loceaux, Desire Oyster Bar, Joel Catering, Rosedale, Chais Delachaise, Domenica, Martin Wine Cellar Catering, Palate Catering and Kenton’s. The Sazerac Company provided specialty craft cocktails and an open bar. Hattie and Corey Moll, Elliot Hutchinson and Emily Shaya served as Event Chairs.

The curated silent auction featured established and emerging Southern artists, whose works decorated the walls of the third floor, where bidders took to their smartphones to bid on their favorite pieces. There were also dozens of gift packages and experiences available for bidding, including one from “NCIS New Orleans.”

Guests danced into the night on the fifth floor terrace listening to the sounds of The Kevil Gullage Band and DJs G-Cue, Kidd Love, Lil Jodeci and Quickie Mart, as well as the photo booth and lounge on the first floor. Just before midnight, the Showtime Brass Band brought the ball down to the atrium, where revelers partied to the live music. At the end of the night as guests exited the ball, food trucks on the curb provided midnight snacks for all.


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