Hot Night Gala Raises Funds for Phoenix Art Museum

Samba dancing and tropical beats bring sounds and color of Brazil to party

The Hot Night Gala celebrated contemporary art Nov. 4 at Phoenix Art Museum. The event featured Brazilian-inspired food, cocktails, live music and dancing in support of art and education at Phoenix Art Museum, and offered a viewing of the featured exhibit Past/Future/Present: Contemporary Brazilian Art from the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo.

Festivities moved throughout the museum with areas transformed into tropical lounges complete with cabanas and Copacabana-themed décor. Dinner was catered by Fogo de Chão and M Catering, and featured gaucho-style Brazilian cuisine. Following dinner, Cummings Great Hall was transformed into a dance club with live music and dancing.

HAUTE EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY, COURTESY PHOENIX ART MUSEUM

Black Cloud, by Carlos Amorales, in the Greenbaum Lobby, Morrell Promenade

Chip and Daryl Weil

Pam and Ray Slomski; Russ and Erika Dickey

Chrissy Sayare, Amada Cruz and Mitch Sayare

Ellen Katz, Francis and Dionne Najafi; Micheline Etkin and Gustavo Tabares

Nicole Stanton and Mayor Greg Stanton; David and Leenie Engel

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