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50th Anniversary Gala

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National Museum of African Art
November 7, 2014

 

50th Anniversary Gala images

A selection of images from NMAfA’s exciting 50th anniversary gala are now available!

50th Anniversary Gala -Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art
50th Anniversary Gala -Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art

Sakalava or Bara artist, Madagascar Funerary sculpture (detail)

Sakalava or Bara artist
Madagascar Funerary sculpture (detail)
Early to mid-20th century
Wood, pigment, metal 180 x 24.5 x 27.5 cm
National Museum of African Art, gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
2005-6-4

Special Guests

Drs. Camille and Bill Cosby

Gala Honorees

Bruce Onobrakpeya, artist
Lydia Puccinelli Robbins, Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication

Emcees

Samuel L. Jackson
LaTanya Richardson Jackson

Somi and other surprise guests

Our signature event celebrates not only the museum’s 50th anniversary, but the opening of a very special exhibition, Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue, featuring works from the collections of the National Museum of African Art and Drs. Camille and Bill Cosby.

Guests to the gala will have the unprecedented opportunity to view Conversations and artworks from the never-before-exhibited Cosby Collection prior to its official opening.

Guests attending the 50th Anniversary Gala will include international business leaders, foreign ministers, ambassadors, thought leaders, lobbyists, philanthropists, and leaders of U.S. government agencies. Through your sponsorship of the National Museum of African Art and its 50th Anniversary Gala, these key decision makers will see your commitment to Africa.

Ibiebe ABC III (detail)

Bruce Onobrakpeya b. 1932
Nigeria
Ibiebe ABC III (detail)
2000
Ink on paper
Framed: 113 x 91.4 x 5.1 cm
Museum purchase
2005-7-1

 

African Art at 50

A short history of the museum as well as images from the museum’s early days are available on the museum’s African Art at 50 page.

Sponsorship levels

Platinum
$250,000

VIP reception
Two seats at the head table with honorees and special guests
Two premium tables (20 tickets)
Prominent sponsor listing and logo display (inside front cover) in gala program and in all print, web, and publicity materials
Twenty-five complimentary exhibition catalogues
Curator-led tour of museum and luncheon with the director (maximum 20 people)
Opportunity to hold a daytime meeting in the museum (maximum 20 people)

Diamond
$100,000

VIP reception
One seat at the head table with honorees and special guests
One premium table (10 tickets)
Sponsor listing and logo display (inside back cover) in gala program and in all print, web, and publicity materials
Ten complimentary exhibition catalogues
Curator-led tour of museum and luncheon with the director (maximum 10 people)
Opportunity to hold a daytime meeting in the museum (maximum 10 people)

Gold | Entertainment Sponsor
$75,000

VIP reception
One premium table (10 tickets)
Sponsor listing and logo display (center page) in gala program and in all print, web, and publicity materials
Five complimentary exhibition catalogues
Curator-led tour of museum (maximum 10 people)
Special recognition at gala

Silver
$50,000

VIP reception
One premium table (10 tickets)
Sponsor listing and logo display (full page) in gala program and in all print, web, and publicity materials
Five complimentary exhibition catalogues
Curator-led tour of museum (maximum 10 people)

Bronze
$25,000

VIP reception
One table (10 tickets)
Listing as host sponsor and logo display (1/2 page) in gala program and in all print, web, and publicity materials
Three complimentary exhibition catalogues

Reception Sponsor
$10,000

Four seats at gala table
Sponsor listing and logo display (1/4 page) in gala program and on museum signage
Special recognition during reception

Supporter
$5,000

Two seats at gala table
Listing as supporter in gala program

Individual tickets

Individual Gala ticket
$500

Ticket includes cocktail reception, dinner, early access to the exhibition, and the After Party.

After Party Only ticket (10 PM – 1 AM)
$150 (Ticket sales have ended)

After party

The party will feature a special performance by Grammy-nominated artist Sheila E. and other surprise guests. The evening includes open bar, late night snacks, and desserts.
Participants must be 21 to be admitted (IDs will be checked at the door).

We are dedicated to assisting you in realizing all the benefits available through a relationship with the Smithsonian Institution and National Museum of African Art. For more information, please contact us:
Phone: 202.633.3773
Email: NMAfA50thGala@si.edu

Invitation to Sponsor the 50th Anniversary Gala of the National Museum of African Art

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Banner image (at top):
Yinka Shonibare
b. 1962, England
Black Gold 1 (detail)
2006
Acrylic paint on Dutch wax printed cotton canvas
330 x 673 cm
Museum purchase, 2008-2-1