Hunter Museum's Spectrum: 2017 Is Nov. 9 And 11

Tickets On Sale Now

Friday, September 29, 2017

The Hunter Museum of American Art's Spectrum, the museum’s annual celebration and gala fundraiser, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov. 11. Presented for 20 years by First Tennessee Foundation, Spectrum supports the museum’s ability to bring nationally-recognized art exhibitions to the region, maintain and grow its first rate permanent collection, and engage community members through a varied roster of social and educational programs.  

Spectrum 2017 Gala Chairs Julia and Keith Sanford are planning a celebration of the museum through two nights of parties and fundraising, and expect more than 600 guests to attend this year’s fundraiser. 

Art Selection Chairs Holly and Marc Harwell and committee members have visited galleries from Charleston to Chicago to find a wide selection of artworks for the two auctions.  

The two night celebration kicks off Thursday, Nov. 9, with a cocktail party, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent art auction and, new this year, an after-party with a DJ on the 24 Hour Terrace. Although gala ticket holders are automatically invited to Thursday’s festivities, the silent auction can be attended as an independent event, allowing those new to philanthropy or art collecting to participate. 

Guests are welcomed on Saturday, Nov. 11, to the black tie gala with a glass of champagne as they make their way to the Atrium for cocktails, followed by a seated dinner and live auction on the Hunter Museum River Terrace. Emceed by father-son duo Jim and Dan Kennedy, the auction will offer a variety of artworks to suit all tastes, as well as an opportunity to contribute to the purchase of art for the museum’s permanent collection. After the auction, guests will cap the evening with live music and “toddies & treats” in the Atrium. 

Tickets to the silent auction, $100 each, may be purchased now at http://www.huntermuseum.org/events/spectrum-cocktailparty. To purchase individual gala tickets for $500, a $5,000 table of 10, or to become a Spectrum sponsor, contact Aly Haugland at 752-2045.




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