“Love in the Garden, Besthoff sculpture garden fundraiser Friday,” The Times-Picayune

Robert Indiana's iconic LOVE sculpture at the Besthoff Sculpture Garden (Kathleen Flynn / NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

By Doug MacCash, via NOLA.com

All you need Friday (Sept. 27) is “Love in the Garden” at the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden in City Park. The New Orleans Museum of Art’s annual fall fundraising function includes dining, an open bar and dancing to music the Brass-A-Holics amid the oaks and modernist art monuments.

Each year, NOMA selects a handful of individuals to honor for their contributions to the Crescent City art scene. This year’s honorees are kinetic sculptor Lin Emery, experimental video maker Courtney Egan, abstract illusionist painter Richard Johnson, architect Grover Mouton, and action painter Amanda Stone Talley.

Festivities begin with a patron party at 7, followed by the general admission garden party at 8. In the event of rain, the party will take place in NOMA’s Great Hall.

General admission tickets are $100. Patron party tickets are $150, with discounts to NOMA members and group packages available. For tickets go to www.noma.org or call 504.658.4121.