The Birmingham Museum of Art welcomed nearly 400 guests for the 60th annual Museum Ball “The World in Color” on May 6. Taking inspiration from the museum’s current exhibition, “All the Colors of the Rainbow: Uzbekistan Ikats from the Collection of Peggy Slappey,” ball chairs Tom and Elizabeth Broughton worked with Jill Garmon of A.G. Events to create an unforgettable evening.
Guests were welcomed to a venue draped in colors from the fuchsia, orange and yellow flower arrangements and linens throughout the galleries, to the elegant tent on the outdoor plaza which boasted large, natural trees wrapped in florals and suspended silk lanterns.
The evening began in the outdoor plaza with Buffalo Redmont Mule signature cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres.
After cocktails, Chef George Reis of Ocean prepared a seated dinner paired with DuMol wines, provided by Tom and Susan Curtin. The menu began with gulf coast crab mousse and lobster medallions, followed by cast iron Hereford filet and ending on a sweet note with a chocolate dome served with cardamom ice cream.
The evening came to a close back on the outdoor plaza with music and entertainment provided by the Atlanta Showstoppers as ball goers danced the night away.
Considered a financial success by Museum officials, the annual ball raised almost $600,000 which will benefit the museum’s education activities.
Aiding the ball chairs in the planning of the successful event was a Museum Ball Committee which included Mr. and Mrs. Edward Aldag, Mr. and Mrs. Garry Ard, Mr. and Mrs. Nic Balanis, Mr. and Mrs. William A. Bowron Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Brian Burgess, Mr. Michael K. K. Choy, Dr. James H. Crenshaw, Dr. and Mrs. A. Derrill Crowe, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Dent, Mr. and Mrs. James F. Dixon, III, Mrs. William W. Featheringill, Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Fitzpatrick, Mr. and Mrs. Brian G. Giattina, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Giles, Mr. and Mrs. Braxton Goodrich, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Grenier, Mr. and Mrs. Layne Held, Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Hulsey, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Jernigan, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan L. Kimerling, Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Luce, Mr. and Mrs. Bart McBride, Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael McDowell, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Morrison, Mr. and Mrs. James K. Outland, Mr. and Mrs. G. Ruffner Page Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Pharo, Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan H. Register, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. Lee J. Styslinger III, Mr. and Mrs. Carl S. Thigpen and Mr. and Mrs. Troy Wallwork.