Thursday, February 24, 2011

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

The Eighteenth Annual Morris Museum of Art Gala takes place on Friday, March 4, 2011, beginning at 7:00 p.m. This year’s Gala honors one of America’s leading figures in contemporary art, abstract painter Brian Rutenberg, a resident of New York City and a native of South Carolina.

At 7:00 p.m., guests enter an elegantly transformed museum setting, where they will be greeted in the lobby with a glass of champagne and live music. After a photo-op, marking their arrival, they proceed to the galleries where the Morris’s featured exhibition, I Will Tell You a Place: Paintings by Brian Rutenberg is on display. Delicious fare by Dennis Dean Catering and an opportunity to mingle with friends, precede dancing under the stars to the sounds of Motown band Deas-Guyz, rounding out the perfect evening! Throughout the night, guests have an opportunity to purchase Gala Raffle tickets. This year’s fantastic prizes include original works of art, travel packages, jewelry, and much more. Guests depart the museum that night with a gift personally signed by Gala artist Brian Rutenberg.

Tickets—just $175 for museum members, $200 for nonmembers; $125 for guests, 35 and under—include all of the evening’s festivities.

Proceeds from the Gala support the rich array of exhibitions and public programs that the Morris Museum of Art provides the CSRA throughout the year. For tickets or additional information, call 706-828-3825, email, or visit

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 holds approximately five thousand works of art that date from the late-eighteenth century to the present. The Morris 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 or call 706-724-7501.

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