Deco in the Garden

Thursday, May 4, 2017; 6—10 p.m.

We invite you to join us for a night of glamour! Step into the Taft’s garden, back to the Art Deco allure of the 1920s and ’30s, as inspired by our dazzling exhibition Bijoux Parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris. Sip fine wines and cocktails, savor French-inspired fare, enjoy tunes on the grand piano, and vie with other guests in our “Luxury Under Lock.” All proceeds support education programs at the Taft.

We would like to thank all of our generous sponsors and host and hostesses for making this wonderful event possible.  Are you interested in supporting the gala?

Purchase your tickets or make a donation here.


2017 Gala Co-Chairs
Jill and Larry McGruder

Gala Committee Members
Terri Abare, Ron Bates, Nancy Fehr, Stephanie Harty, Cynthia Henderson, Fran Kellington, Jutta Lafley, Randy Lasley, John Lawrence IV, Laura Pease, Keke Sansalone, Kathy Schmitt, Mary Beth Sundermann, Michelle Taft


“Luxury Under Lock”
Sponsored by The Richter & Phillips Co.

Arrive early to purchase your “key” for a chance to win and wear home a beautiful silver, 14 karat gold, and diamond LAGOS bracelet, necklace, and ring valued at $4,600. Finalist will have an opportunity to “turn their key” to unlock the jewelry case at the end of the evening!

Only 100 chances sold! To purchase your chance, click here.

Win exquisite prizes inspired by our exhibition, Bijoux Parisiens – all while supporting the Taft! For detailed information about the prize packages, please click here.

Enter our annual Docent Raffle! Tickets may be purchased here through April 26, 2017 or during Deco in the Garden.