There’s a brand new event on the horizon. Relax. You don’t need to worry about squeezing another one onto your April-May dance card. It’s not until Saturday, October 13, when the folks at Meadows Museum and SMU launch the inaugural fundraiser MasterPiece Gala 2018.
Not only is the date wide open at this time, it also “coincides with the much-anticipated exhibition “Dali: Poetics of the Small, 1929-1936” that will be on exhibition at the Meadows Museum from Sunday, September 9, through Sunday, December 9. The showing will include “nearly two dozen of Dali’s small-scale paintings from the height of his surrealist period.”
Inspired by the Dali exhibition, Gala Chair Pilar Henry along with Honorary Co-Chairs Peggy and Carl Sewell have tapped the evening as “The Color of Dreams” with floral designer Margaret Ryder in charge of the décor.
And what an evening it will be with cocktails on the Museum’s plaza with dance performances by SMU students. Afterwards guests will move into the Museum for a seated dinner created by Cassandra Fine Catering that will be followed by “an exclusive musical performance, a dessert buffet, live music by Cuvee and dancing.
Monies from the black tie soiree will “launch an endowment fund for the Museum’s Director of Education position ensuring strong leadership of the museum’s education and outreach efforts in perpetuity, establishing a healthy financial base from which to recruit and retain the highest-quality staff and allowing the Museum to direct more resources toward its exception programming endeavors.”
Since individual tickets won’t go on sale until September, now is the time to get those sponsorship and underwriting opportunities locked down.
* Photo provided by Meadows Museum