The Birmingham Museum of Art is pleased to announce the co-chairs for the 2020 Museum Ball: Sallie Johnson and Garland Smith along with their daughters, Sumner Johnson Rives and Lindsay Smith Puckett respectively. The co-chairs’ devotion to the Museum is evident in their years-long support of the Museum. Garland Smith co-chaired the Museum Ball in 1981, just two short weeks before the birth of her daughter, Lindsay. Sallie is a long-standing supporter of the Museum, whether it be through her championship of American art or through the endowment of the James Milton and Sallie R. Johnson Deputy Director position.
The 64th Annual Museum Ball: Beyond the Ordinary will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Described by the co-chairs as the most fabulous social event of the year, guests will enjoy fine dining by local chef George McMillan of FoodBar while immersed in the galleries of one of the city’s crown jewels.
The Annual Museum Ball is the Birmingham Museum of Art’s largest fundraiser and serves as an important opportunity not only to showcase the Museum’s beautiful collection, but also to highlight the programs and events the BMA brings to Birmingham. From school tours and community outreach, to innovative exhibitions and public programs, funds raised by the Museum Ball provide essential support for hundreds of educational initiatives carried out by the Museum each year.
As co-chairs of Birmingham’s longest-running event fundraiser, Sallie, Sumner, Garland, and Lindsay anticipate a smashing fundraising success for one of Birmingham’s most popular social events, and a Museum Ball that guarantees to be Beyond the Ordinary.
If you would like to make your reservation for the 2020 Museum Ball, contact Erin Everett, Development Events Manager, at [email protected] or 205.297.8062.