Join museum staff, past 1072 Society donors, and potential new donors at an engaging reception on Sunday, November 15 at 2 pm.
This year, we are focusing on photography and will feature historic, traditional, and contemporary examples of that diverse medium. Please make it a point to view our prospective acquisitions during the opening reception for the 1072 Society Class of 2016, and consider becoming a donor of this dynamic collectors group! The favor of a reply is appreciated by Wednesday, November 11 to Kate Hancock Cole at 334.844.1675.
The 1072 Society is composed of friends of the museum who contribute funds annually for the express purpose of acquiring new art for JCSM’s permanent collection. Each year we assemble and exhibit a selection of art for consideration of purchase with funds generated by this group, so-named in honor of the dollar amount paid in 1948 for 36 modernist paintings to establish a university collection. Today, donors of the 1072 Society carry forward that initial vision to collect significant art at Auburn. Previous 1072 exhibitions have resulted in meaningful additions to the museum collection including paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, and sculpture by artists ranging from Giovanni Antonio Canal (called Canaletto) to Willie Cole, Claude Lorrain, Beverly Pepper, Giambattista Piranesi, William Wegman, William Zorach, and many others.