Palm Springs Art Museum
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Edwards Harris Center


Let Us Entertain You (LUEY)


Let Us Entertain You (LUEY)

This season we will enjoy our 12th year of Let Us Entertain You (LUEY) parties. The Museum Associates Council is sponsoring a series of privately hosted parties, each carefully and beautifully designed. With diverse themes and surprise guests of honor and celebrities, each event reflects the distinctive personality of its hosts.  All funds raised from ticket sales go directly to support the museum. Invitations were mailed to all Palm Springs Art Museum members in mid-September. Due to limited space at these venues, a lottery system is used.

The Lottery has already taken place.

Although our lottery has already taken place, and some of our upcoming parties have sold out, there are still many wonderful parties which still have a spot available, just for you. Don't miss out! Contact the MAC Coordinator at 760-322-4816 or for a listing of open parties or to purchase a ticket.


Double Exposure at Desert Island SOLD OUT
(benefits Photography Collection Council)
Wednesday, March 26
Hosts: Joe and Pamela Bonino, and Michael Childers

A Swellegant Gatsby Party, $150
(benefits Docent Council)
Saturday, March 29
Hosts: Michael von Wittenau and Bob Bogard

It's the early 1920s - Prohibition is in full swing - and you are at a recreation of one of the legendary soirees thrown by the fictional bootlegging millionaire Jay Gatsby. Enjoy vintage cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres while you dance to music of the period.

No Foolin’, $500
Tuesday, April 1
Host: Donna MacMillan

An evening to delight the eyes, thrill the intellect, amaze the taste buds, and satisfy in every way at this fabulous house filled with cutting-edge contemporary art. The drinks are cold, and the night is HOT!, HOT!, HOT!, at the amazing Donna's Diner.

High Tea and Visonnage, $100 SOLD OUT
(benefits Museum Service Council)
Wednesday, April 9
Hosts: Gil Rose and Stan Russell

Delectable Victorian tea sandwiches and desserts with some "bubbly" will provide you with the best afternoon high tea in the desert. Meet international artists and preview their archival and new works at this gallery-inspired home built in 1948 by Paul Trousdale.

Starlight Over BIGHORN, $500
Wednesday, April 9
Hosts: Lola and Duane Hagadone

Join our hosts as they welcome you to their Robb Report Home of the Year 2009. Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as you tour this architectural masterpiece filled with magnificent contemporary art, specially designed furniture, and the best views anywhere in the Coachella Valley.

Shaken; Not Stirred, $250
Friday, April 11
Hosts: Barbara and Jerry Keller, and Jim Casey

Join dozens of enthusiasts of the most famous spy in the world, 007. Nobody Does It Better than Live It Up Productions, who will perform a range of iconic songs. With a Lulu of a dinner, this LUEY party is For Your Eyes Only!

Music, Music, Music! SOLD OUT
Saturday, April 12
Hosts: Carlyn and Robin Stonehill

Una Noche Loca a Habana SOLD OUT
(A Wild Night in Havana)
(benefits Contemporary Art Council)
Wednesday, April 16
Hosts: Ann Sheffer and Bill Scheffler with Frank Garofolo and Donald Osborne

“My Garden is my most beautiful Masterpiece” – Claude Monet, $250
Thursday, April 24
Hosts: Donivee and Merrill Nash

Put on your garden hat, clogs, and Japanese garden pants and board a motor coach for a 120 mile trip to Donivee's garden in Arcadia, stopping at the Los Angeles Arboretum on the way. Enjoy a luncheon feast before returning to the desert.

On behalf of the Palm Springs Art Museum Board of Trustees, Executive Director, and Museum Associates Council, we thank you for participating! Your generous support will greatly benefit the museum's exhibitions and education programs.
If you have not received an invitation and would like to, or you submitted an RSVP and did not receive a confirmation letter, please contact Bethany Lange at 760-322-4816 or email for more information.