Saturday, February 13, 2010

Having Fun and Raising Funds: The Morris Museum of Art Gala

The Seventeenth Annual Morris Museum of Art Gala is scheduled for Friday, March 5, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. This year’s Gala is highlighted by the opening of Regional Dialect: American Scene Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection and the reopening of the museum’s newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries.

Beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the museum’s galleries, guests will mingle over drinks and canapés while viewing the phenomenal Regional Dialect: American Scene Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection, which brings together fifty-seven major works of art that examine American identity in the first half of the twentieth century. The Horseman Collection includes masterworks by many of the most influential artists of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940 who were working outside of the major art centers.

Gala attendees will also be treated to a sneak preview of the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries, which will be highlighted by many works of art that have not been exhibited for some time or, in some cases, have never been exhibited before.

Party goers will then dance the night away to music by popular soul band The Maxx and feast on gourmet foods by Atlanta’s Dennis Dean Caterers. Tickets, $175 for museum members, $200 for nonmembers, and $125 for guests 35 and under, include all of the evening’s festivities, as well as a surprise gift.

Proceeds from the gala help to support the rich array of exhibitions and public programs that the museum provides the CSRA throughout the year. For tickets or additional information, call 706-828-3825 or email

Morris Museum of Art

Founded in 1985, the Morris Museum of Art is the oldest museum in the country that is devoted to the art and artists of the American South. The museum’s permanent collection of approximately five thousand paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints, photographs, and sculptures, dating from the late eighteenth century to the present. It is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., and on Sunday, noon–5:00 p.m. For more information about the Morris Museum of Art, visit the museum’s web site at or call 706-724-7501.

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