Hunter Museum's Spectrum Gala Set For Nov. 8

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Hunter Museum of American Art will host Spectrum, the black-tie fundraising gala featuring dinner, silent and live auctions, on Saturday, Nov. 8.

The gala, presented by the First Tennessee Foundation, is chaired by Matthew and Nicki Brock and John and Jane McSpadden, who are working with a committee to plan the gala and its related events. Spectrum events include a preview cocktail party Oct. 30, and a Sunday brunch Nov. 2.

“With an eye to Spectrum’s deep heritage, the Gala Committee has a lot of great ideas this year that will take the event to a new level, give the evening a fresh face, and provide a renewed focus,” said Mr. Brock. “I believe everyone in attendance will have a phenomenal time. I hope to see even more members and friends of the Hunter there as we raise crucial funds for the great exhibits and programs that are planned for the year ahead.”

The art for both the live and silent auctions will feature a variety of styles, prices and media. The committee for art selection, chaired by Brad Brewer and Christian Caceres, are visiting galleries cross the U.S. to select works for the auction.

Since 1973, Spectrum has had an impact on the programs of the Hunter Museum. The live and silent auctions offer opportunities for seasoned buyers and novice collectors to find works of art from around the country while helping to support the museum.

Here are the Spectrum Events:

• Preview Party – Thursday, Oct. 30: The Preview Party features a reception and an opportunity to view and bid on the auction items. The chief curator of the Hunter and the art selection committee will be available to discuss the art. Preview Party tickets are $30 per person.

• Spectrum Brunch – Sunday, Nov. 3: Now in its fourth year, the Spectrum brunch is hosted by Avant-Art, the Hunter’s contemporary group. It offers the opportunity to view and bid on items in the live and silent auctions. Tickets are $15 per person for Avant-Art members, $20 for non-members. 

• Spectrum Live Auction and Gala – Saturday, Nov. 8, beginning at 6 p.m. The Spectrum Gala and Live Auction is a black tie event that includes dinner as well as a live and silent auction. Gala tickets are $200 per person, and also include a ticket to the Spectrum Preview Party. Sponsorships are also available.

For more information and prices, call 267-0968 or visit www.huntermuseum.org


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