Contemporary Art Society Benefit Art Auction

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 5:30 PM

The Art Auction

The Milwaukee Art Museum’s Contemporary Art Society Invites You

Join us for a rare opportunity to build your own collection with museum-caliber art that has been vetted by curators and a seasoned committee of art collectors. At this premier event, collect works from artists such as Jane Hammond, Rashid Johnson, Alex Katz, Agnes Martin, Ed Ruscha, Stephen Shore, and many more.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

5:30 p.m. Silent Auction, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails (Bradley Family Gallery)
8:00 p.m. Live Auction (Lubar Auditorium)
8:30 p.m. Dinner and dancing (Windhover Hall)

black tie | valet

Honorary Chairs: Donna & Donald Baumgartner
Art Auction Chairs: Flavius Cucu & Christine Symchych
Art Auction Gala Chairs: Margie Freeman & Peter Kudlata, Jennifer & Joe Kresl

Reservations are now closed. Questions please contact molly.canan@mam.org or 414-224-3252.


Thursday, October 26 5:30–8 p.m. | Bradley Family Gallery
See the artworks for the live auction, attend an informal discussion about the pieces, and begin bidding on those “must-have” items in the silent auction. rsvp | 414-224-3252

October 26–November 4 | Pre-auction bids will be accepted

Tuesday, October 31 1:30 p.m. | Bradley Family Gallery
Learn more behind-the-scenes details about contemporary art and artists in a relaxed social setting with Margaret Andera, curator of contemporary art and interim chief curator. If you have questions about the auction, please contact cas.auction@mam.org.

This year’s gala will also feature an appeal to raise funds needed to acquire the artwork Rainbow Bridge (pictured on the rsvp) by the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. The Contemporary Art Society is generously supporting half the cost of this acquisition.

Olafur Eliasson, Rainbow Bridge, 2017. Courtesy of Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.

If you would like to help the Museum purchase this work, text “IHEARTART” to 243725 (BIDPAL) with your contribution.

The Art Auction raises funds to support the purchase of contemporary art for the Museum’s collection.

Auction Bid Sheet Sponsor: The Northern Trust Company