2015 Spring Gala at National Museum of Women in the Arts Celebrates landmark exhibition Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea

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WHAT: 

On Friday, April 10, 2015, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), will celebrate its Annual Spring Gala chaired by Bertha Soto Braddock and Janice Obuchowski. Under the gracious patronage of His Excellency the Ambassador of Italy, Claudio Bisogniero and Mrs. Laura Denise Bisogniero along with NMWA’s Board of Trustees, the event celebrates the special exhibition Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea.

Upon arrival, guests will have the opportunity to view Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea, which explores the concept of womanhood represented by the Virgin Mary as well as the social and sacred functions her image has served through time. This landmark exhibition organized by NMWA brings together more than 60 Renaissance- and Baroque-era works from the Vatican Museums, Uffizi Gallery and other museums, churches and private collections in Europe and the United States.

The annual black-tie gala will continue with cocktails in the galleries and an exciting auction followed by dinner and dancing in the elegant Great Hall. The 2015 Gala Auction Chairs are Jacqui Michel, Frances Usher and Debra Latiolais.

WHEN:
Friday, April 10, 2015
Cocktails and Silent Auction: 6:30 p.m.
Dinner and Dancing: 8:30 p.m. to midnight

WHERE:
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Valet parking available

DETAILS:
The spring gala is the museum’s largest annual fundraising event attended by more than 400 luminaries from Washington’s diplomatic, governmental and social communities. Proceeds from the Spring Gala support the museum’s exhibitions, educational programming and the groundbreaking exhibition Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea.

TICKETS:
Individuals $650; Gala Host Committee, Individuals $1,000 and Couples $1,500 (both include premium seating and recognition in the program); Sponsored Tables $10,000 and up

PHOTO:
Courtesy of Tony Powell. High-resolution images available upon request.

For more information, visit nmwa.org/support/fundraising-events/spring-gala.
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