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Museum of African American Art Hosts 40th Anniversary Gala
By Sentinel News Service
Published February 4, 2016

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The Museum Of African American Art (Maaa) will host its 40th year anniversary gala on Saturday, February 27, at their location in Baldwin Hills (courtesy photo)

The Museum Of African American Art (Maaa) will host its 40th year anniversary gala on Saturday, February 27, starting at 4:30 PM at the MAAA, located at 4005 Crenshaw Blvd., 3rd floor Macys, Los Angeles. The Gala will benefit the MAAA, a non-profit 501.c.3 organization, with funds going towards continuing the MAAA legacy of presenting engaging and relevant art exhibitions; creating greater learning programs that have measureable impact on the economy, health, education, and the lives of youth; and the purchase of technology that will enhance the MAAA visitors’ experience.

The Red Carpet event will begin with a cocktail reception where guests will have an opportunity to mingle, bid in the silent auction and enjoy the MAAA’s world renowned Palmer Hayden Collection being featured in the Gallery, and the “Creative World of Synthia SAINT JAMES” art show being featured in the Event Hall. The event continues with a formal program hosted by Emcee, Wendy Raquel Robinson, celebrated actress and founder of Amazing Grace Conservatory performing arts program for children. MAAA founders and arts benefactors will be are honored and there will be entertainment by the soulful R & B sounds of Seville.

The ticket price for the Gala is $100. Current and new MAAA members are offered the special benefit of two (2) tickets for the price of one (1). Sponsorship opportunities include a $15,000 Diamond (Title) Sponsor, $10,000 Ruby Sponsors, $7,500 Ruby Sponsors, $5,000 Emerald Sponsors, and $2,500 Topaz Sponsors.

For forty years, the MAAA, offering free admission, has welcomed thousands of visitors of all backgrounds and age groups, especially school children into the museum. The MAAA is a cultural and educational institution dedicated to the interpretation, promotion, and preservation of art by or about people of African descent; and their contribution to world culture.

For more information on the MAAA or the 40th Anniversary Gala, see the website: www.maaala.org; or phone (323) 294-7071.

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