A Cosmic Ball

UW Art Museum 2023 Benefit Gala

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The annual Gala fundraiser will return on April 1, 2023. The National Advisory Board is looking forward to hosting an elegant event that celebrates the Art Museum, its collection, and its merits. The Museum depends on corporate and individual support to continue and expand its work. As a partner in our community, we invite you to attend the Benefit Gala.


This year’s Gala is inspired by the art of Michiko Itatani and the upcoming exhibit, Cosmic Questions, featuring pieces from the museum’s collection. Michiko Itatani’s enigmatic and breathtaking large-scale Celestial Maze paintings are currently on display at the museum. A Cosmic Ball will be a festive evening of fine food, libations, music, and friendship, all to support the extensive programs of the UW Art Museum.



Date: Saturday, April 1st, 2023
Time: 6 P.M.
Location: Marian H Rochelle Gateway Center, Laramie, WY 
Attire: Black tie, with a cosmic flair. 
The celebratory evening will include: 
6 pm: Social Hour, Hors d’oeuvres, and opportunities to bid on a robust selection of Silent Auction items including art, local contributions, and inspired travel opportunities.   
8 pm: A Three-Course Dinner, Program, and Live Auction of Art and Vacation Packages.
Following dinner: Dance the night away or mingle with friends in our exclusive cocktail lounge. 


Cosmos Sponsors

  • Genesis Alkali

Galaxy Sponsors

  • Warehouse 21

Nebula Sponsors

  • Wyoming Public Media
  • UW President's Office


Nova Sponsors

  • University of Wyoming Foundation
  • UW Office of Academic Affairs
  • Premier Bone and Joint Centers
  • Poppy's
  • Ivinson Memorial Hospital Foundation
  • Del & Sally Lummis
  • Blue Cross Blue Sheild of Wyoming
  • Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Long Reimer Winegar


Academic Sponsors

  • UW Economic Department
  • UW Casper
  • UW Art Museum Director's Table
  • University of Wyoming Foundation
  • UW Honors College
  • UW Department of Visual & Literary Arts
  • UW Department of Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • UW College of Business
  • UW College of Arts & Sciences 
  • American Heritage Center


Board Sponsors

  • Yancy Bonner
  • Sue & Albert Sommers
  • Sheona McKenzie & Neil Theobald
  • Lisa McElwee
  • Levin Strategic Resources LLC
  • Kelly Milam
  • Anne & Even Brande - Ludwig & Handel Technology
  • Katbird Studio 
  • Devon O'Connell
  • Genesis Alkali