Join museum staff, past 1072 Society donors, and potential new donors at an engaging reception on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 2 pm.
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Opening Reception: 1072 Society Class of 2017
November 6, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This year, we turn our focus to ceramics and art glass. The exhibition will feature historic, traditional, and contemporary examples that augment in meaningful ways our expanding collections in those areas. Utilitarian vessels, figurative ceramic sculpture, and exquisite objets d’art all await this year’s selection. We hope you will make it a point to preview our prospective acquisitions at the opening reception and consider becoming a part of this dynamic collectors group.
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.