Special Event

2018 Art Party of the Year

Saturday, May 5, 2018

From the NBMAA's Spring Gala: Art Party of the Year on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Photo by The Defining Photo

Join us on Saturday, May 5, 2018, to celebrate our 18th annual spring gala and auction, The Art Party of the Year. As the Museum’s premier fundraiser, this event attracts over 300 Museum patrons and guests from across Connecticut and beyond. This year, Beverly Buckner-Baker and David Polk will serve as the gala’s Co-Chairs, and Rebecca and James Loree, President & CEO of Stanley Black & Decker, will be celebrated as Honorary Co-Chairs.  

Consider sponsoring or purchasing a table or tickets; all proceeds benefit the Museum’s educational programming. Tables and tickets sell out quickly. Contact Gala Coordinator Marina Luri Clark at to purchase.

Dress: Black tie
Individuals: $275 per person
Patrons: $550 per person, $1,100 per couple; includes patron listing
VIP Table For 8: $3,750 per table; includes a bottle of champagne for table
Auction Items: A dazzling array of fine art, antiques, decorative objects, one-of-a-kind experiences, exciting vacations, and more


Calling All Collectors!
Are you a collector? Are you looking to share some of your treasures? Downsize your collection? If so, the NBMAA Gala Committee would love to talk to you. We are looking for donations of decorative art and sculptures to include in the 2018 Art Party of the Year auction this May. All funds raised will benefit the Museum’s education programs and operating expenses. Please contact Marina Luri Clark at for more information.


See above for specific pricing


Saturday, May 5, 2018 12:00 am to 7:00 pm