Feasting & Frivolity – Collectors Choice Gala XVIII
Come eat, drink and be merry with us during this important celebration and fundraiser benefiting the Museum of Fine Arts. All are invited!
Scenes of people laughing, dining, drinking, music-making, and dancing were common in 17th century and 18th century works of art. The artwork of this time period was a feast for the eyes, and is reflected in the A Feast For the Eyes: European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection that will be on view from March 23-July 28. This glorious and special MFA exhibition serves as inspiration for this year’s Collectors Choice Gala XVIII – Feasting & Frivolity.
During this weekend of festivities, we will also be hosting a Jazz Brunch fundraiser on April 14th. All are invited. For more information, click here.
- 6:30 pm – Welcome to the Gala! View art selections with MFA Curator Dr. Stanton Thomas. Collectors Circle members vote for their preferred choice, enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and socializing in the Garden, and possibly win prizes during our version of Tulip Mania.
- 7:45 pm – Seating for Dinner, followed by Dancing.
Attire: Your Regal Finery – Black Tie Welcome
Catering by: Café Ponte
Musical entertainment provided by: The TomKats Jazz Orchestra
Come One, Come All! All Are Welcome. One does not need to be a member of the Collectors Circle to attend the Gala.
$300 per guest | $500 per Patron Guest (Patron Guests are invited to a special Appreciation Party on Sunday, March 31 6:00 pm – PATRON TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT)
Please R.S.V.P. to Dimity Carlson (727) 573-3931 or, Susan Taylor (727) 823-4042
Complimentary Valet Parking
Thank YOU to our generous sponsors:
Bay Surgical Specialists | Cathy and Steve Collins
Chitranee and Robert Drapkin
Helen Torres Foundation
Riverwalk Wealth Advisors | Matthew Lytell
Dimity and Mark Carlson
Institute of Vitality | Douglas Zimmerman
Kathy and Patrick Beyer
Marianne and Mark Mahaffey
Mary Alice McClendon
Susan M. Taylor
Follower of Gerard Terboch (Dutch, 1617-1681), The Drinking Party, Oil on panel, Gift of Morrie A. Moss, Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL
Nicoloaes Van Verendael (Flemish, 1640-1691), Still Life of Roses, Tulips and other flowers in a glass vase on a ledge, Oil on canvas, Grasset Collection