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O What A Night Gala

Ogden Museum of Southern Art will host its annual O What a Night Gala in-person on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 6 p.m.!  This evening is not only an experiential celebration of the very best in Southern art, music and food, but also provides critical funds for Ogden Museum’s award-winning educational programs and our dynamic exhibitions.

“Since 2004, O What a Night! has been an annual event to celebrate the art and artists of the American South while raising money for Ogden Museum and its educational mission. This year Ogden Museum is proud to honor Sally Mann, an internationally recognized American photographer from Lexington, Virginia, with the annual Opus Award, given each year to a member of the arts community whose life’s work constitutes a major contribution to the cultural landscape of the South.⁣”

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O What a Night! Gala Details

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, dedicated to broadening the knowledge, understanding, interpretation and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South, will hold its annual O What a Night! Gala honoring internationally recognized photographer and author, Sally Mann, on Saturday, January 15, 2022, along with a Patron Party and auction preview on Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 5-9 p.m. at the home of Jason Waguespack and Jeffery Morgan. 2021 Co-chairs Beverly Dale and Dale A. Mott invite you to join them at the O What a Night! Gala, which sells out every year and plays host to affluent and influential patrons from New Orleans and across the country. This evening is not only an experiential celebration of the very best in Southern art, music and food, but also provides critical funds for Ogden Museum’s award-winning educational programs and our dynamic exhibitions.

What makes this event so special? The people and the art! People from all over the country will be able to bid on works of art in the live and silent art auctions. Year after year, art collectors look forward to viewing all of the beautiful works of art created by artists of the South.

This year, the O What a Night! silent auction preview and cocktail hour will take place in Goldring Hall to allow for ample social distancing. Overall event capacity is also reduced.

Click here to learn more about the event and ticket options – HERE.

IMPORTANT EVENT GUIDELINES

Due to the recent spread of the Omicron variant, attendees are strongly encouraged to receive the COVID booster before attending the O What a Night! Gala. Attendees will be required to provide proof of at least two doses of an approved COVID vaccine. We will accept original vaccine cards, the LA Wallet app or high-resolution photos of both sides of your vaccine card as proof of vaccination. Masks are recommended at all times except when actively eating or drinking.

The safety of our gala patrons and staff is our top priority and we will be evaluating the situation as it progresses to ensure that we are taking all necessary precautions to make this a safe event for all. The format of the event is subject to change depending on local, state and CDC guidelines.

Ogden Museum has adjusted its guidelines for the event due to the recent spread of the Omicron variant and it will continue to monitor the situation and update precautions accordingly and as necessary as more information and data becomes available.

The format of the event is subject to change depending on local, state and CDC guidelines.

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