Special Events

CAM’s major fundraising events raise twenty percent of the Museum’s operating budget each year. The Gala and the notorious Dada Ball & Bash alternate year to year—both have their own distinct style and character, and both are essential to CAM’s ability to present the art of our time in the city of St. Louis.

Photo: Chris Bauer.


CAM’s Gala celebrates the Museum’s impact on the arts and the community with an evening of high spirits, cocktails, dining, and dancing in support of CAM’s exhibitions and programs.

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Dada Ball and Bash 2017. Image by Suzy Gorman

Dada Ball & Bash

The Dada Ball & Bash celebrates the movement that revitalized art and life through joyous rebellion and absurd provocations. The Dadaists inspire CAM and the most outlandish party of the year every other year.

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