The 64th Annual Museum Ball

Birmingham Museum of Art

Co-chairs Sallie R. Johnson, Sumner Johnson Rives, Garland Smith, and Lindsay Smith Puckett were pleased to present the return of the Annual Museum Ball, Birmingham’s longest-running event fundraiser, on Saturday, Sept 11, 2021. Taking inspiration from the Birmingham Museum of Art’s exceptional collection of American art, the 64th Annual Museum Ball delighted the senses with the theme Fruits et Fleurs derived from the gallery’s luscious still life paintings.

This year, the Ball chairs were committed to hosting a successful in-person event with the health and safety of guests as top priority, while at the same time delivering an evening of marvelous entertainment and community fellowship. In typical fashion, the BMA was transformed for the evening as guests dined among masterpieces in the Museum’s galleries with a decadent menu prepared by local chef George McMillan of FoodBar. After dessert, guests were invited to the outdoor plaza for dancing under the stars.

The Museum Ball is the BMA’s only event fundraiser, offering crucial support for the institution. In addition to providing funds for arts education, proceeds from this year’s Ball will support the Museum’s most vital and urgent needs – employing an exceptional team of museum professionals, providing world-class exhibitions, and remaining free of charge for all of Birmingham’s citizens.


Museum Ball Chairs

Sallie Johnson and Sumner Johnson Rives

Garland Smith and Lindsay Smith Puckett

Museum Ball Corporate Chairs

Marilyn and Jim Dixon

Museum Ball Committee

Beth and Scott Adams, Elizabeth and Thomas Broughton, Bronwyne and John Chapman, Emma and Peter Curtin, Susan Curtin, Christopher Daniel, Carnetta and Norm Davis, Adair and Whitney DeBardeleben, Carmen and Trey Echols, Eleanor and Claude Estes, Carolyn Featheringill, Maye and Bernard Frei, Mary and Braxton Goodrich, Melanie and Jay Grinney, Drs. Erika and Corey Hartman, David Hezlep, Rupa and Dave Kitchens, Allury Arora and Vivek Lal, Marion and Edgar Marx, Mary Lauren and Bart McBride, Jennifer McCain, Colin and Guy Mitchell, Kelly and Ron Morrison, Allene and Foots Parnell, Lindsay and Andy Robison, Guin Robinson, Pia Sen and Sanjeev Chaudhuri, Dora and Sanjay Singh, Courtney and Bryson Stephens, Farah and Parvez Sultan, Larry Thornton, Tricia and Troy Wallwork, Mallie and Jay Whatley