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Proceeds from the Penn Museum Gala support our work of ongoing excavations and research, educational and public programming, and stewardship of our world-renowned collections.

For questions about the Golden Gala, please contact Therese Marmion or call 215.898.3165.



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The Golden Gala at the Penn Museum

Saturday, November 9, 2019

On November 9, the Golden Gala: A Monumental Moment celebrated the opening of the New Penn Museum, featuring the new Sphinx Gallery, Africa Galleries, Mexico and Central America Gallery, and renovated Harrison Auditorium. Guests enjoyed photos with the Sphinx, special previews of the new galleries and spaces, and a splendid dinner in the Rotunda. Proceeds support the Museum’s ongoing excavations and research, educational and public programming, and stewardship of its world-renowned collections.

Photos from the 2019 Golden Gala at the Penn Museum. To see more photos, check our 2019 Golden Gala album.


Ticket and Table Levels

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All levels include a cocktail reception, gallery viewing, late night party, valet parking and recognition in the gala program.

Premier Sponsor: $50,000 ($47,450 tax deductible)

  • Early admission for 10 guests (one table) to attend a champagne toast with Williams Director Julian Siggers, enjoy a professional photo with the Sphinx, and talk with the curatorial teams of the Africa Galleries and Mexico and Central America Gallery. Also includes premier dinner seating and the exclusive opportunity to host a private event with after-hours access to the newly renovated galleries and Museum spaces within the first weeks of public opening.*
  • Premier sponsor recognition in all Gala-related materials.

Prime Sponsor: $25,000 ($22,450 tax deductible)

  • Early admission for 10 guests (one table) to attend a champagne toast with Williams Director Julian Siggers, enjoy a professional photo with the Sphinx, and talk with the curatorial teams of the Africa Galleries and Mexico and Central America Gallery. Also includes preferred dinner seating and VIP access passes for a private tour of the newly renovated galleries and Museum spaces at a later date.
  • Prime sponsor recognition in all Gala-related materials.

Sponsor: $10,000 ($7,700 tax deductible)

  • Admission for 10 guests (one table) and VIP passes for a return visit to the newly renovated galleries and Museum spaces at a later date.
  • Sponsor recognition in all Gala-related materials.

Benefactor Ticket: $2,500 ($2,245 tax deductible)

  • Early admission to attend a champagne toast with Williams Director Julian Siggers, enjoy a professional photo with the Sphinx, and talk with the curatorial teams of the Africa Galleries and Mexico and Central America Gallery. Also includes dinner seating for one guest and a VIP pass for a return visit to the newly renovated galleries and Museum spaces at a later date.
  • Benefactor recognition in Gala program.

Patron Ticket: $1,000 ($770 tax deductible)

  • Admission for one guest.
  • Patron recognition in Gala program.

*Although rental, security, and house keeping costs will be waived, catering costs will apply.

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