On May 4, 2019, co-chairs Lindsey and John Lacey and Courtney and Bryson Stephens welcomed over 450 guests to the 63rd Annual Museum Ball: POP in the City. The evening’s colorful theme drew inspiration from Pop Art, an art movement that arrived brazenly in the 1950s and challenged tradition through bold, new ways of thinking, ways that elevated the ordinary and celebrated everyday life.
HotHouse Design Studio transformed the galleries and outdoor plaza into a dazzling space electrified by neon signs and happy party goers. Mac Russell of Shindigs and Whistling Table was chosen as the evening’s featured chef. Mac and his team put together a modern plate inspired by the evening’s theme that explored color, shape, and flavor. After dessert, guests danced until the early morning hours to a show-stopping performance by Universal Crush.
In 2018, the BMA offered 540 programs, workshops and tours, introducing thousands of adults, students, and children to our collection. Proceeds from the Museum Ball provide critical resources to the BMA’s education department, ensuring that the visual arts are part of every child’s development.
This year’s ball chairs showed sincere dedication and leadership in setting and reaching lofty fundraising goals. With the help of an outstanding Museum Ball Committee, Corporate Partners, and devoted patrons, the event raised more than $665,000.