Philanthropic Fun: Museum Magnificence


“Odyssey 2018: All That Glitters” offered a scintillating gala for patrons of the arts. In support of the New Orleans Museum of Art, the annual program celebrates and enhances the museum by raising the funds necessary to support NOMA’s nationally-recognized exhibitions and educational programs, which bring more than 290,000 annual visitors to the museum and Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

Robyn and Andrew Schwarz, Allison and Ben Tiller, and Nancy and Franco Valobra served as Chairs.

Event design was created by Susan Zackin of Z Event Company and featured flowers by Roland Monteleagre with Urban Earth. Launched by AFX Pro, the 2018 Tricentennial Committee underwrote a spectacular fireworks presentation.

1718 Catering and Events of the New Orleans Hyatt Regency prepared a menu of sushi, coq au vin, risotto, a French breakfast station and French pastries.

Entertainment was produced and sponsored by Elan Artists, which featured Boyband and DJ Valida.

An auction hosted an array of prizes including a hot commodity: artwork by George Dunbar.

Approximately 550 attended the gala.

Event at a Glance

What: “Odyssey 2018: All That Glitters,” in partnership with IBERIABANK, benefiting the New Orleans Museum of Art
When: Saturday, November 10
Where: New Orleans Museum of Art

Philanthropic Fun: Museum Magnificence

Chairs Franco and Nancy Valobra with NOMA Director Susan Taylor and Tommy Westervelt

Philanthropic Fun: Museum Magnificence

Anne Redd, Mike Siegel and Sponsorship Chair Cherie Moore

Philanthropic Fun: Museum Magnificence

Alejandra Rosales and Margaret Villere 

Philanthropic Fun: Museum Magnificence

Marigny Ernst with Louis and Nairne Lupin

Philanthropic Fun: Museum Magnificence

Karl Hoefer and Joe Caruso


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