This is a year in which everything must be rethought—including our Annual Gala. Yet, the vital importance of this fundraiser persists, and thus we have developed a new model—and a new date—and write you now to ask you to help us launch Gala 2021: A Global Gathering.  

Host your very own private Gala on Saturday, May 1, 2021, when we will gather, either virtually, or, at your own private socially distanced dinner party with guests of your choosing. Whether you wish to gather your “pod” on a terrace, remain at home with your immediate family, or simply prefer to make a donation in lieu of gathering with friends or family, Gala 2021: A Global Gathering can be shaped as you wish. 

Our staff have been hard at work shaping ever more robust and varied digital experiences that allow close encounters with great art; virtually teaching students around the globe; continuing to expand the digital richness of our online collections; providing digital internship opportunities for future arts professionals; conserving the artworks within our collections; and undertaking the many critical projects essential to beginning construction of the new Museum.  Your support helps us to remain impactful and visible through these virtual times, and we remain enormously grateful. 

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits 

Online giving options and additional ticket levels will be available on March 30, 2021.

For more information, contact Lee Klocksin at or 609.258.4057. 

View images of past Galas

Image credits: Indian, Mana Lalji (detail), ca. 1860. Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund (2013-15) | Egyptian, New Kingdom, early 18th Dynasty, Fragmentary lid from the coffin of Wadj-shemsi-su (detail), ca. 1500–1425 B.C. Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund (1998-37). Photo: Bruce M. White | Mario Moore (American, born 1987), The Center of Creation (Michael) (detail), 2019. Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund (2020-8). © Mario Moore | Yorùbá artist, Nigeria, Tunic (detail), late 19th–early 20th century. Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund (2012-77). Photo: Bruce M. White | Japanese, Meiji period (1868–1912), Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865) and Hashimoto Sadahide (1807–1873), Interior of the Gankirō Tea House (Butterfly Opera) (detail), 1861. Museum purchase, The Anne van Biema Collection Fund (2006-61 a-c). Photo: Bruce M. White