OKLAHOMA CITY (February 17, 2023) – The Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA) today announced the 47th Renaissance Ball will be held on Friday, September 8, at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club from 7 p.m. until midnight. This year’s black-tie gala will be chaired by Bobby and Meredith Wegener, and the theme will reflect the Museum’s summer exhibition – True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism.
“Renaissance Ball has served as one of the premier events in Oklahoma City and has kicked off the social season for 46 years on the first Friday after Labor Day. The Ball is a critical part of the Museum’s fundraising efforts and provides a major source of support for exhibitions, film, and educational programs,” said Museum CEO and President Michael Anderson, Ph.D.
The evening will feature an open bar cocktail reception followed by an elegant dinner. The late-night celebration, a separately ticketed event, will begin at 9:30 p.m. with an open bar and refreshments continuing until midnight.
“We are thrilled to be chairing this year’s event. Without community support, the Museum isn’t able to bring blockbuster exhibitions, such as True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism, to our community, or offer programming that my family has enjoyed over the years,” said Bobby Wegener. “I invite the Oklahoma City community to join us in celebrating and supporting the arts by attending the 47th Renaissance Ball in September.”
The Wegeners have been OKCMOA members since 2009, co-chaired last year’s gala and currently participate at the Museum’s Friends membership level. Bobby Wegener is managing partner at MAP Energy, LLC, and served as the State of Oklahoma Secretary of Energy from 2008-2011. Meredith Wegener is a professor, the B.C. Clark Chair in Legal Studies and Director of Energy Programs at Oklahoma City University.