November 15, 2 pm
Opening Reception: 1072 Society Class of 2016
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, 1072 Society donors 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. 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 an opening reception on November 15 at 2 pm, and consider becoming a part of this dynamic collectors group!