As guests arrive at the museum, they will be treated with complementary valet parking before being whisked away into an unforgettable evening.
Guests will be served an impressive three-course dinner at 7:30pm, as Civil War soldiers battle around the room. Special visitors will also dazzle guests throughout the evening. Julian says, “Some of the surprises are just that – you never know what artworks will come to life when the museum closes – but a few of the ones we can disclose are works like The Pink Lady by celebrated Mississippi artist Marie Hull, a fire chief as painted by Jason Bouldin, as well as Elvis and William Faulkner. Plus, a few longtime Museum employees whose portraits hang in the Museum will ‘emerge’ from those paintings to bartend. There are also a number of abstract artworks that will come to life, as well.”
After dinner, dancing under the stars will commence as guests mingle with figures fresh from the canvases in the museum. “Raphael Semmes & Friends with special guest Jewell Bass will be the headlining evening act, playing outside on the C Spire Stage after dinner and into the night. Guests and artworks alike will be moved to dance under the open skies – living artworks love music, I’m told,” laughs Julian.
What an enchanting gala! Proceeds from the event will directly benefit our wonderful Mississippi Museum of Art, supporting educational programs, exhibitions, and local and statewide opportunities.
Each ticket costs $175 per person. For more information, please visit the Mississippi Museum of Art Website here.