The Hunter Museum of American Art will host Spectrum, the black-tie fundraising gala featuring a seated dinner, silent and live auctions on Saturday, Nov. 10. As the Hunter celebrates its 60th year, Spectrum 2012 raises money to support the Hunter’s many programs that benefit the Chattanooga area.
The gala, presented by the First Tennessee Foundation, is chaired by Jane Kline and her daughter-in-law Jennifer Kline. They are working with an experienced and creative committee to plan the gala and its related events. Spectrum events include a preview cocktail party Nov. 2, a Sunday brunch Nov. 4 and a curator’s lunch Nov. 7.
"Spectrum is my favorite event in Chattanooga.” said Jane Kline. “I am thrilled to have my daughter-in-law, Jennifer Kline, as a co-chair and she has recruited many young, bright, creative friends to join us in putting together Spectrum 2012. For 30 years, Spectrum has been a wonderful, beautiful evening of art.”
Since 1973, Spectrum has always had a great impact on the programs of the Hunter Museum. The live and silent auctions offer opportunities for seasoned buyers and novice collectors to find excellent buys on works of art while helping to support the museum.
The art for both the live and silent auctions will feature a variety of styles, prices and media. The silent auction offers 60 works while the live auction will feature 37 pieces. The committee for art selection is chaired by Mariah Mayfield and Taylor Monen. The committee visited galleries across the U.S. to select works for the auction, including galleries Atlanta, New Orleans, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Asheville and Nashville.
Spectrum events include:
Preview Party – Friday, Nov. 2: The preview party features a reception and a viewing of the auction items with the chief curator of the Hunter and the art selection committee. Tickets are $30 per person.
Spectrum Brunch – Sunday, Nov. 4: Now in its second year, the Spectrum brunch offers great food, a Bloody Mary bar and the opportunity to view items in the live and silent auctions. Tickets are $15 per person.
Curator’s Lunch – Wednesday, Nov. 7: This new event features a boxed lunch and an informative viewing of the auction items with Hunter Chief Curator Ellen Simak. Tickets are $12 per person.
Spectrum Live Auction and Gala – Saturday, Nov. 10: Tickets for the Live Auction and Gala are sold out, but the Spectrum exhibition will be open to the public during regular business hours from Nov. 3 until Nov. 10 and sealed bids will be accepted. Tickets are still available for the Spectrum Preview, Brunch and Lunch.
For more information and prices, call 267-0968.