Art Auction 2016
Art Auction 2016, is scheduled for March 2016. The Silent Auction, featuring 400 works of art, will take place Thursday, March 3, from 6:30 to 9 P.M. The evening will include a delicious array of heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Tickets for all the food, beverages and bidding that one can enjoy are only $50 per person.
On Saturday, March 5, the Live Auction will consist of a cocktail party at 6 P.M., followed by dinner at 7:30 P.M., with the Live Auction of 25 premium works presented during dinner. Tickets for the evening are $175 per person.
The Art Auction 2016 would not be possible without the tireless efforts of our Art Selection Committee. They traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico; Charleston, South Carolina; and New York City; as well as cities throughout the Southeast to provide a broad collection of works that appeal to a wide audience. This year’s items will include paintings, prints, glass, sculpture, and jewelry, as well as non-art items, such as travel opportunities and unique entertainment packages.
Works will be on view at the Museum and on-line at mmfa.org beginning February 13, 2016. If you are unable to attend one of the Auction evenings, you may obtain a bid number at no cost and may place advance bids on items in both the Silent and Live Auctions during Museum hours.
Art Auction 2016 is sponsored by Merrill Lynch. Proceeds from the biennial Art Auction will directly benefit the Museum’s future acquisition, exhibition, and education programs for the River Region.
Bazaar d’Art was a Success!
Bazaar d’Art was held on March 5, 2015 and featured 312 works of art and decor objects donated from some of Montgomery’s finest homes, including a rare offering of 10 works of art from Selma artist John Lapsley, in pristine condition. Nearly 200 guests enjoyed the evening filled with friendly bidding, great food, and lively conversation.
The panoply of works of art was supplemented with sixteen unique experience packages. From being able to throw out the first pitch at a Biscuits game to hanging out with Ariel at Alabama Shakespeare’s Little Mermaid performance. We had once-in-a-lifetime opportunities at every bid card!
Courtney Kershaw, Chair,
Beth Acker, Lisa Capell, Ginny Cumbus, Mary Dunn, Bonner Engelhardt, Katharine Harris, Ann Hubbert, Lucy Jackson, Mahaley McInnes, Lisa Newcomb, Caroline Rosen, Gloria Simons, Melissa Tubbs, Malin Ulmer, Janet Waller, Heather Whitley, Laurie Weil, Ashley White, and Kelli Wise.
The event raised over $52,000 that will directly fund the Museum’s exhibition, education and acquisition programs.
The roster of annual fundraising events ranges from elegant cocktail parties and art auctions to a rock concert on the Museum lawn. Proceeds from all of these benefits provide critical funding for future acquisition, exhibition, and education programs. For more information about upcoming events please contact Development Department at 334.240.4348.