The Saint Louis Art Museum’s Tropic gala transformed the Museum into a Polynesian paradise. Guests were greeted by live musicians before entering where they enjoyed various island cuisine, tropical cocktails, and the music of St. Luau. The new exhibit featuring the work of Paul Gauguin: The Art of Invention was open for a special viewing. Later in the evening, dancers performance of several traditional island dances, including a fire dance, before guests danced the night away on the terrace.

The co-chairs of the event were Robert Lowery, Melissa and Rob Merlin, Stephanie Williams and Keith Williamson, and Mark Utterback. Centene was the presenting sponsor for the evening.