The “2019 Magnolia Ball” celebrated the museum’s exhibition “Piercing the Inner Wall: The Art of Dusti Bongé.” The ball brought to life Bongé’s Surrealist “Circus Series” with a festively engaging evening. The event raised over $75,000 through ticket sales and the silent auction, which provides vital support for the Museum’s exhibitions and programming.

Immediately prior to the Magnolia Ball, the Patron Party featured entertainment by DJ Ann Glaviano who played in the atrium with a performance by modern dancers from Trixie Minx Productions.

Upon arrival to the gala, guests were served a Sparkling Strawberry Moscow Mule. Food for the evening was provided by 16 local restaurants.

DJ Ann Glaviano, DJ Nesby Phips, DJ Otto and Sporty’s Brass Band performed music in the museum atrium. Terrace music was performed by DJ Slumflower and Alexis the Samurai. Trixie Minx Productions provided an aerlialist, contortionists and performances by modern dancers. Krewe des Fleurs also made a special appearance.

An auction included 105 items, including artwork by Butch Anthony and David Armentour.

Event Chairmen were Ariel and L. Kasimu Harris, Jessie Schott Haynes, Stuart Hurt, Sarah Martzolf and Cameron Elizabeth McHarg.


Event at a Glance

What: “Magnolia Ball,” benefiting Ogden Museum of Southern Art

When: Saturday, June 8

Where: Ogden Museum of Southern Art


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Philanthropic Fun: Art Night at the Museum

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Philanthropic Fun: Art Night at the Museum

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Philanthropic Fun: Art Night at the Museum

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