The Huntsville Museum of Art’s 31st Annual Gala is less than a month away. The annual Gala consists of three separate events, each offering unique cultural activities to attract a variety of patrons. The three events of the Gala are the Luncheon, the Black Tie Dinner & Live Auction, and the Cocktail Party & Silent Auction.

The 31st Annual Gala Committee and the Huntsville Museum of Art are thrilled to welcome the celebrated lifestyle architect and interior designer, Ray Booth, as the Gala Luncheon speaker.

An Alabama native and alumnus of Auburn University’s School of Architecture, Ray Booth began his career as an intern at McAlpine. He moved to New York soon after, and had successful tenures in the offices of distinguished design talents such as John Saladino and Clodagh.

Reuniting a decade later with his former professor, Bobby McApline, Booth returned to McAlpine as a partner in its interior design firm. These days, Booth divides his time between the firm’s Nashville office and its expanded New York office, which allows him to keep one foot in the city and the other in his native South.

Booth is the author of Evocative Interiors, his bestselling first book published by Rizzoli. His work has received significant recognition from the nation’s most prestigious publications, including covers of Architectural Digest and features in Elle Décor, Veranda, Milieu, Wall Street Journal, and Booth’s vision for today’s lifestyle can now also be found in his product collections with leading home furnishing manufacturers such as Ray Booth for Hickory Chair, a comprehensive furniture offering, and Ray Booth for Arteriors, an array of lighting and accessories.

With an undimmed passion for beauty, Booth shares his life and homes in New York with his husband John Shea.

Ray Booth will speak at the Gala Luncheon on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Guests will be able to purchase his book for a signing after his talk. Tickets to the 31st Annual Gala Luncheon are already sold out, but tickets to the Cocktail Party & Silent Auction are available now at