OKLAHOMA CITY (January 23, 2024) – The Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA) today announced the 48th Renaissance Ball, presented by Bank of Oklahoma, will be held on Friday, September 6, at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club from 7 p.m. until midnight. This year’s black-tie gala will be chaired by Melissa Scaramucci and Lance McDaniel, an Oklahoma City-based filmmaking duo who ran Oklahoma’s largest film festival, deadCenter Film Festival (dCFF), for a combined 20 years. Appropriately, this year’s Renaissance Ball theme will reflect the Museum’s summer exhibition – Edith Head: Hollywood’s Costume Designer, organized by OKCMOA and presented by The Ann Lacy Foundation. 

Renaissance Ball serves as one of the premier events in Oklahoma City and has kicked off the social season for 47 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. 

“I love that film has always been an integral part of OKCMOA’s mission. When we first moved dCFF to downtown OKC in its third year, the Museum welcomed the festival with open arms and has been an important partner ever since,” said Scaramucci. “When I was asked to co-chair the Renaissance Ball in support of the Edith Head exhibition, I was honored and thrilled to serve an organization that has been so generous for so many years to our Oklahoma film community – fans and filmmakers alike!” 

Scaramucci and McDaniel will take inspiration from Edith Head: Hollywood’s Costume Designer, which opens to the public on Saturday, June 22, as they plan the event. 

“Edith Head was a skirt among suits and created some of the most indelible cinematic moments in film history. We are delighted to celebrate her staggering contributions to film and to support our wonderful OKCMOA that curated her show,” Scaramucci said.  

“The Renaissance Ball is the biggest annual fundraiser for the Oklahoma City Museum of Art,” McDaniel added. “We are going to make this the most exciting Hollywood party you’ve ever experienced.” 

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, refreshments, and musical entertainment continuing until midnight. 

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities and benefits, please contact Sara Miller at smiller@okcmoa.com or (405) 278-8216 or visit the Museum’s website to donate online. Tickets for Edith Head: Hollywood’s Costume Designer will be available on April 2.