On Friday, April 25, 2014, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) will celebrate its 27th Annual Spring Gala, Nine Thousand and Nine Hundred Nights…ASpecial Night to Salute You! Our Patrons, Our Members and Our Friends chaired by Annie S. Totah and under the patronage of Her Imperial Majesty Empress Farah Pahlavi.
Upon arrival, guests will have the opportunity to view the special exhibition “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts, which allows a rare look at superlative examples of two centuries of American and European quilt making from the Brooklyn Museum’s renowned decorative arts collection.
The annual black-tie gala will continue with cocktails in the galleries and a silent auction followed by dinner by Susan Gage Caterers and dancing in the elegant Great Hall. The evening is inspired by a Moorish/Marrakesh theme crafted by Capital Décor. A variety of live entertainment will take place throughout the evening. The 2014 Gala Auction Co-Chairs are Charo Abrams and Carole Margaret Randolph.
Friday, April 25, 2014
Cocktails and Silent Auction: 6:30 p.m.
Dinner and Dancing: 8 p.m. to midnight
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Valet parking available
The spring gala is the museum’s largest annual fundraising event attended by more than 350 luminaries from Washington’s diplomatic, governmental and social communities. Proceeds from the Spring Gala support the museum’s exhibitions and educational programming, including one of NMWA’s signature programs, Art, Books, and Creativity (ABC), which benefits fourth- and fifth-graders in the Washington, D.C. public schools. To date, over 35,000 students have benefitted from the ABC curriculum’s innovative lessons, which nurture children’s artistic and creative capabilities.
Individuals $650; Gala Host Committee, Individuals $1,000 and Couples $1,500 (Both include premium seating and recognition in the program); Sponsored Tables $10,000 and up
Courtesy of Jack Hartzman Photography