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The pARTy: The Show Must Go On!

The pARTy: The Show Must Go On!

The pARTy: The Show Must Go On!

This spring, Phoenix Art Museum celebrates the return of its beloved gala following an unprecedented hiatus. Upon entry into The pARTy: The Show Must Go On!, guests will be transported into an event unlike any other, inspired by the surreal and captivating works of Philip C. Curtis, one of Arizona’s most beloved artists and founder of the Phoenix Federal Art Center, an early iteration of Phoenix Art Museum.

The evening begins with an immersive cocktail hour in Dorrance Sculpture Garden. Guests also will enjoy works from the Museum’s extensive collection of Philip C. Curtis paintings, installed in the Gail and Stephen Rineberg Gallery for one night only. Additional highlights of this highly anticipated event will include a DJ, unique performances by contortionists and surreal-costumed characters, custom cocktails, and an exquisite dinner by Creations in Cuisine.

All net proceeds from The pARTy benefit exhibitions, education programming, and essential general operating support at Phoenix Art Museum.


A limited number of individual tickets are available for purchase at $1,250 per person

Sponsorship and table-hosting opportunities available now. Contact or 602.307.2082 for more information.

The pARTy Co-Chairs

Tess Loo
*Sally A. Odegard
*Ann Siner

The pARTy Special Committee

Cheryl Londen
Ron Miller

pARTy Benefactors

Philip C. Curtis Charitable Trust & Philip J. Curtis
*Jacquie and Bennett Dorrance
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Garcia, II
Laurie and Budd Florkiewicz
Carole and Arte Moreno
*Mr. and Mrs. Donald C. Opatrny, Jr.
William A. Pope
Sue and Bud Selig
*Ann Siner
Laurie and *Drew Brown
*Mr. and Mrs. Carter Emerson
Kathleen and *John Graham & *Jon and Carrie Hulburd
*Nancy Hanley Eriksson & Ronald J. Eriksson
*Ellen and Howard C. Katz
Margot and Dennis Knight
Lincoln Heritage Life Insurance Company
*Blair and Lisa Portigal & Versant Capital Management
Lion Tamer
*Alice and James Bazlen
Matthew Boland and Christopher Greulich & Donna and Steve Johnson & Lauri and Eric Termansen & Chrissy and Mitch Sayare
Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Callaghan & Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Weil, III
*Gloria and Philip Cowen & *Jane and Mal Jozoff
Ellman Foundation
*Mark and Diana Feldman
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
*Dawn and David Lenhardt
Nancy and Mark Loftin
*Sally Odegard
*Doris and Hong-Kee Ong
*Rose and Harry Papp
UMB Bank
*Meredith and Charles von Arentschildt


General Event Sponsors
Michele and Matthew Feeney
Randy Knight
Robert J. Lavinia
Pat Petznick
Beverly Stewart
The Rob and Melani Walton Foundation
*Carl Thoma
Champagne Toast Sponsor
*Martin R. Galbut
Décor and Floral Sponsors
*Judy and Bill Goldberg
Richard and *Sally Lehmann
Dessert Sponsors

Neiman Marcus
*Rose and Harry Papp
In Kind Sponsors
Decibel Blue
Harkins Theaters
Tito’s Handmade Vodka

(List as of 3.18.22)


On view for a limited time, exhibitions present art from across the centuries and the globe, from iconic fashion to Old Master paintings, contemporary photography to historical objects of Asia.


Discover the biographies, histories, and works of featured artists in the Phoenix Art Museum Collection.


Featuring more than 20,000 objects in nine collecting areas, the collection spans many cultures and periods, bringing the world to our city, and our city to the world.


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