Gala 10 Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Gala Dinner?

Enjoy the full night-long Design Museum celebration! Start the night with specialty cocktails by Hawthorne Bar & Our Fathers, and tasty hors d’oeuvres while you get a sneak peek at the Silent Auction. Then, sit down for a 4 course dinner prepared by Boston’s top restaurants including Café ArtScience, Granary Tavern, Babbo and Aceituna Grill. Don’t go to bed yet – your dinner ticket also includes access to the Gala Social! ($350 member, $400 not-yet-member)

What is the Gala Social?

Arrive at 8:30pm, after the Gala Dinner, and enjoy a night full of cocktails, treats, and dancing to live music! ($125 member, $175 not-yet-member)

How do I get to the event?

The closest MBTA stations are, South Station (Red Line) and State (Orange and Blue Lines). If you choose to drive, the closest parking garage is the PO Square Garage, and the weekend rate is $9.

What is the dress code?

We encourage creative cocktail – whether you interpret that to mean a colorful suit, cocktail dress, or other creative and colorful attire! Orange is our favorite color 😉

What is the deadline for sponsorship?

Print Materials: Monday, April 22, 2019

Payment in Full & Guest Names: Friday, May 31, 2019

Who comes to this event?

We anticipate 150 – 200 guests at the Gala Dinner, and an additional 100 guests at the Social. Design Museum has a wide range of local and national supporters. We work closely with creative professionals across all design-allied industries. Our community consists of CEOs, Presidents, and Principals in the real estate, architecture, design, interior design, advertising, and finance fields.

Where does the money raised at this event go?

Funds raised at this event immediately support our mission to bring the transformative power of design everywhere. Because of our unique business model we have practically no overhead, meaning all of our funding goes directly into making our most important programs and exhibitions come to life:

  • Bespoke Bodies • The Boston launch of this prolific exhibition includes first-person stories from our local limb loss and limb difference communities.
  • We Design  This exhibition, premiering Fall 2019, will explore the creative professions and the diverse individuals who thrive and excel in their fields.
  • Neighborhood Service Project • Putting the power of design impact directly into the hands of our neighborhood’s children.

Have more questions?

Contact Catalina Rojo Ianetta,