Art Auction 2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
6 to 10 P.M.
The Museum’s 14th biennial Art Auction offers exciting updates to this beloved tradition. Art Auction 2018 will be one evening, a combination of past years’ Silent Auction and Live Auction events. The Art Acquisition Committee has gathered artwork from New York, Santa Fe, and Charleston, and this year, they have selected a large number of works from prominent New Orleans galleries. This year’s Auction will also include artwork selected by the newly formed Contemporary Committee, a group focused on finding contemporary artworks by regional artists priced for the beginning collector.
The evening will begin with a preview of the Live Auction works, a select number of pieces of the highest quality, in the Museum’s Rotunda. Cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres will be provided by Jennie Weller Catering. At 8 P.M, there will be an exciting Live Auction featuring special guests and surprises. Nearly 300 pieces of art are available this year including paintings, prints, glass objects, sculptures, and jewelry, as well as non-art items, such as exclusive art-centric travel and entertainment packages.
Proceeds from the biennial Art Auction will directly benefit the Museum’s future acquisition, exhibition, and education programs for the River Region. We hope to see you there. Bid early and bid often to support your Museum and build your own art collection!
Silent Auction items are now on display in the Museum’s temporary exhibition halls. Click here to browse hundreds of pieces of art including paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and more at a range of prices.
Purchase tickets now for this popular, exciting event online or call 334.625.4333. Tickets will be $75 for the evening. If you are unable to attend the Auction, you may obtain a free bid number and place advance bids on items in both the Silent and Live Auctions during Museum hours.