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Biggs Museum Gala: An Affair with the Arts

Written on:May 1, 2017
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Biggs Museum
Dover, DE (May 1, 2017)

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, the Biggs Museum will host its annual Gala: An Affair with the Arts from 6-11 p.m. Once each year, the community comes together at the Biggs Museum to celebrate arts, history and culture in an elegant and unique setting. Held on the campus of the state capitol, the Biggs Gala is always highly anticipated and attracts more than 350 leaders in government, business and our nonprofit community – all of whom are enthusiastic supporters of Biggs Museum’s key role in bringing a vibrant arts community alive in Dover. This year, the renowned work of the legendary photographer and conservationist Ansel Adams serves as a dramatic backdrop for the event. Attire is Black Tie Optional or “Creative Chic”. Tickets can be purchased at www.biggsmuseumgala.org or by calling 302-674-2111.

This elegant, tented event will feature:
-Tours of the Ansel Adams: Early Works exhibition
-Live piano performance during dinner
-Live music after dinner from Kristen and the Noise
-Gourmet hors d’oeuvres and dinner from Caffe Gelato
-Open bar
-Exciting live and silent auction
-Photo booth

…and more!

As the epicenter of lifelong learning, and serving as the key educational partner to surrounding schools, the Biggs Museum’s permanent collection is enhanced year round with the highest caliber of inspiring and thought-provoking traveling exhibitions. The Gala is the Biggs Museum’s primary annual fundraiser that enables the museum to serve the community year-round with inspiring exhibitions and programming for all ages.

Live Auction
The Gala live auction will feature unique items for guests to bid on including a 4-digit license plate, an in-home dinner party for 10 from Caffe Gelato, trips to Disney World and Steamboat Springs, CO, artwork and more.

Ansel Adams Exhibition & Tours of the Museum

Serving as a dramatic backdrop for the Biggs Gala, this exhibition presents the work of iconic American photographer and conservationist, Ansel Adams. His work can be viewed as the end of an arc of American art concerned with capturing the “sublime” in the unspoiled Western landscape: a tradition that includes several painters on view within the Biggs Museum including Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Cole. Attendees will also be able to browse the Biggs Museum permanent collection and meet students who are a part of the museum’s Junior Docent Program.

Tickets
The Gala is designed to bring in substantial revenue that directly supports temporary exhibitions and educational programming for the forthcoming year. Tickets for this event range $200 per individual to $2,500 for a table for ten. Tickets can be purchased by mail, phone or on-line at www.biggsmuseum.org. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Please purchase tickets by May 10th to ensure seating.

For information about event sponsorship and other opportunities to Give to the Gala, please contact Stephanie Adams at sadams@biggsmuseum.org or call (302) 674-2111 ext. 105. High resolution photos are available upon request.

Sponsors
This event is made possible through the support of generous community sponsors and partners. The Presenting Sponsor for the 2017 Biggs Museum Gala is M & T Bank.

If You Go: Gala Quick Facts
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Location: 406 Federal Street, Dover, DE
Ticket Price: $200/Individual to $2,500/Table of 10
What: Dinner, Open Bar, Tours of the Museum, Live and Silent Auction, Live Entertainment
Attire: Black Tie Optional/”Creative Chic”
Reservations: Tickets must be purchased in advance
Mail: P.O. Box 711, Dover, DE 19903
Phone: (302) 674-2111
On-Line: www.biggsmuseumgala.org

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