O What A Night! GALA 2015

An unforgettable evening of art, music and cuisine with Southern flair!
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All photos by Cheryl Gerber and Brei Olivier, all rights reserved, October 2014

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O What A Night! Gala

Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 6pm – 11pm
Patrick F. Taylor Library, Ogden Museum of Southern Art and adjacent venues

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art will be holding its unparalleled celebration of Southern art, culture and cuisine, the “O What a Night!” Gala on Saturday, October 24, 2015. It will be a memorable evening highlighting the important mission of the Ogden Museum. Please mark your calendar and make your reservation now!

This year’s gala co-chairs, Karen Solomon and Tracy Copeland, are designing an evening filled with the very best in Southern art, cuisine and music.



Business interested in corporate sponsorship of the O What a Night! Gala may view our sponsorship brochure here. Contact development@ogdenmuseum.org for more information.


The Patron party and Silent Auction events will feature Chef Justin Devillier from La Petite Grocery, while the Gala dinner itself will feature a meticulously crafted menu from Chef Donald Link and Chef Ryan Prewitt of Peche.


Our highly anticipated live and silent auctions will showcase the works of both established and emerging talents from across the South, as well as one-of-a-kind experiences. Years past works have included John Alexander, George Rodridgue, Simon Gunning, Lin Emery, James Michalopoulos, Jack Niven, and more.

The live auction will feature Auctioneer C K Swett, who the NY Times says “has managed to shake up the staid world of auctioneering.” Swett joins the Ogden Museum for his third year as auctioneer at the O What a Night! Gala.


On Thursday, October 2, the Patron Party will be hosted by Karen and George Solomon at their beautiful New Orleans home. Highlights from the live auction will be on view, and the event will provide an early opportunity to sample exceptional Southern fare and begin the celebration of the O What a Night! Gala weekend.


With an aggressive music mission, the Ogden Museum has featured more than 100 New Orleans musicians at each O What A Night! Gala. Celebrating 10 years of music programming, the O What A Night! 2015 will continue this strong tradition.


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O What a Night! attracts more than 500 art enthusiasts from across the country and is one of the most highly anticipated social events of the year in New Orleans. We invite you to purchase your table now for this unforgettable evening of superlative Southern culture at the “O.” Each Year, the event is sold out! Don’t wait to reserve your spot! We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information about O What a Night! 2015, please contact: Development, 504.539.9616 or by email at owan@ogdenmuseum.org