Reginald F. Lewis Museum Gala Party 2016: Global Carnival


November 12, 2016, 8:30pm - 1:00am

Click here to view images from the 2016 Gala.

You are cordially invited to the Museum Gala Party 2016: Global Carnival. Guests will be treated to delights and surprises in every space of the museum. The Gala Party will include cocktails, food stations, casino, live music, entertainment lounge, DJ and dancing. The theme is inspired by countries of the African diaspora spanning North America, South America and the Caribbean. Experience the museum’s galleries as you move through the building visiting the different stops along the way! Come ready to experience a gala on the move!

Tickets are $125 and available for purchase at the door. Tickets include: Open bar - Specialty cocktail - DJ and Dance Floor - Hor d'oeuvres - Live entertainment on all floors of the museum - Casino. Tickets are non-refundable.

Dress is festive attire or black tie optional.


7:00-8:00pmComplimentary pre-event social hour at the Brookshire Suites, 120 E. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD. No RSVP necessary.
8:00pmMuseum doors open.
8:30pmEvent begins. Best Dressed Contest begins.
9:00pmLive entertainment begins.
1:00amEvent ends.








The museum is located at 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore. Validated parking for $7 is available at the Kaiser Permanente Garage at 815 E. Pratt Street. Click here for detailed parking information.

Best Dressed Contest:
Post a photo of yourself on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with #LewisGala. Make the photo PUBLIC. The photo with the most likes and shares, within 48 hours of the gala, wins a 1-night stay at the Brookshire Suites Inner Harbor and a pair of tickets to the National Aquarium.

Become a Member and Win!
Enter a chance to win a 1-night stay at the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott by purchasing a museum member on the night of the event.

Hotel Partners:
Brookshire Suites, 120 East Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, $115 per night (regularly $169 per night), for Friday, November 11 and or Saturday, November 12. Overnight valet parking available for $20 (regularly $29) when booking a room as a gala party attendee. Click here to book this special hotel offer.

Fairfield Inn, 101 South President Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, $129 per night. Email to book this special rate.

Your support of the 2016 Gala will help schoolchildren, families and communities engage in the museum's inspiring programs and exhibitions that showcase the achievements of African Americans from our state. Thank you in advance for your support!

Become a Gala Sponsor

Click here for information on becoming a gala sponsor and the related benefits to your company / organization.

Thank You to Our Sponsors


Media Sponsors

Exclusive catering provided by Class Act Catering.

Honorary Gala Co-Chairs
Dr. Carla D. Hayden, Librarian of Congress
Aaron Maybin, Baltimore native, former NFL player, artist and philanthropist

Gala Committee

Kendra BanksWill Holmes
Nicole BarmoreKier Johnson
Casey BrentVenroy July
Jimmy BrittonAaron Maybin
Sandra Brock JibrellZach McDaniels
Chezia T. Cager, Gala Committee ChairJon Peterson
Beverly CooperCori A. Ramos
Byron DeeseDonna Wilson
Hassan DiggsIyonna Woods
Erica HolmesHelen Yuen

Date and Time
Saturday, November 12, 8:30 pm
Contact Information
For more information call 443-263-1800