Photo: Chris Bauer.
Photo: Chris Bauer.


CAM’s gala raises essential funds to supports all that the institution does in the museum and throughout the community, plus—and this is also essential—its a really good time. Not only do CAM galas raise funds vital to the institution, but they are celebrations that embrace the spirit of contemporary art and culture in our city and in the world.

20th Anniversary Gala


On September 19, 2003, the Museum opened its extraordinary new building designed by renowned American architect Brad Cloepfil in the Grand Center Arts District of St. Louis. The last 20 years have seen CAM become one of the major contemporary art museums in the country and an integral part of the St. Louis cultural landscape. Join us for this unforgettable event on Saturday, April 20, 2024!

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Dive In


Our 2022 Gala was all about getting back into the swim of things. Guests enjoyed a Palm Springs pool party (sans pool) with big sunglasses, cool coifs, and gimlets galore. Learn more about Dive In, inspired by the poolside glamour shots of artist Martine Gutierrez’s HIT MOVIE: Vol. 1.

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