Come for Cocktail and Come for Dinner

Signature Event Series to Benefit the Harn Museum of Art

Come for Dinner... or Come for Cocktails... and talk about art.

Our planning committee is currently creating the 2012 - 2013 event calendar. Please check back for more information.

If you are interested in hosting a dinner or cocktail party please contact Kelly Harvey at kharvey@harn.ufl.edu or 352.392.9826x2109

Funds raised from event ticket sales support exhibitions, loan fees, shipping costs,
conservation, framing and other important installation needs and exhibition related programming.

Below are the most recent upcoming events. Visit www.harn.ufl.edu/comefor for the next year's worth of events.

 

About this Benefit Series

Every month you can delight in an exceptional night out at a cocktail or dinner party in a beautiful home in Gainesville while supporting the Harn Museum of Art. Each small party will highlight Harn exhibitions and collections, with conversations sparked by special guests.

Join us for one evening or several. Here’s an idea: Reserve an entire evening and bring your closest friends or clients for a unique twist on social gatherings and business entertainment.

Come for Cocktails… or Come for Dinner… and know that your participation has a purpose.

Funds raised from event ticket sales support exhibitions, loan fees, shipping costs, conservation, framing and other important installation needs and exhibition related programming.

Come for CocktailsCome for Dinner… make Harn exhibitions belong to you!

To reserve a spot and purchase your seat, visit the links under each event. For additional questions please contact
Kelly Harvey at 352.392.9826 x2109 or kharvey@harn.ufl.edu.

Come for Cocktails

November
Meet the Artists
hosted by Harn Museum of Art Director, Rebecca Nagy
Thursday, November 17, 2011
6:30 p.m.

Come for Cocktails
…meet the artists Jacob and Joshua Kubisz, emerging sculptural artists from the UF School of Art and Art History.  Enjoy the company of these dynamic artists who are showing their sculpture in an exhibition curated by Kerry Oliver-Smith, Curator of Contemporary Art.

30 reservations available. Attire: party casual
Cost: $75 per person

Reserve a spot and purchase a seat.
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December
Soaring Ceramics
hosted by Bob and Lisa Jerry
Friday, December 9, 2011
6:30 p.m.

Come for Cocktails
…join Cofrin Curator of Asian Art Jason Steuber for an evening to celebrate the thousand years old tradition of women ceramicists in Japan. Soaring Voices celebrates 25 women artists who place a contemporary twist on traditional Japanese forms.

30 reservations available. Attire: party casual
Cost: $75 per person

Reserve a spot and purchase a seat.
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February
Cocktails and Conversation
hosted by David and Jean Chalmers
Thursday, February 16, 2012
6:30 p.m.

Come for Cocktails…tour the Chalmers’ Golfview home and view their collection of Japanese and Indian art. Jason Steuber, Cofrin Curator of Asian Art will be on hand to discuss the Harn’s Jamini Roy collection and share the latest details of the David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing prior to its opening on March 31, 2012.

16 reservations available. Attire: party casual
Cost: $75 per person

Reserve a spot and purchase a seat.
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May
The Art of Collecting
hosted by Rick and Aase Thompson
Friday, May 11, 2012
6:30 p.m.

Come for Cocktails…meet local collectors, Rick and Aase Thompson and hear about their love of collecting while viewing the art in their home. Dulce Román, Curator of Modern Art, will be on hand to answer questions about the collection and to give suggestions about ways to start a collection of your own.

30 reservations available. Attire: party casual
Cost: $75 per person

Reserve a spot and purchase a seat.
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Come for Dinner

October
Art Fair 101
hosted by Norman and Roslyn Levy
Thursday, October 13, 2011
6:30 p.m.
Come for Dinner…and enjoy stories and photos from past Art Basel Miami Beach art fairs.  Learn about the museum’s trips to Miami for the most important art show in the United States from Harn Curator of Contemporary Art, Kerry Oliver-Smith.  Guests present at this dinner will be entered into a drawing for VIP passes to Art Basel Miami Beach 2011.

9 reservations available. Attire: party casual
Cost: $150 per person

Reserve a spot and purchase a seat.
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January
Contemporary Perspectives
hosted by Philip and Phyllis DeLaney
Friday, January 27, 2012
6:30 p.m.
Come for Dinner…and get the inside scoop on the upcoming contemporary exhibition, Vanishing Points: Paint and Paintings from the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection and learn about their fresh explorations in the art world from Kerry Oliver-Smith, Harn Curator of Contemporary Art. Before enjoying a delicious dinner, have a short drawing lesson from host Phyllis DeLaney.

8 reservations available. Attire: party casual
Cost: $150 per person

Reserve a spot and purchase a seat.
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March
St. Patrick's Day at Gannon's Pub and Grill
hosted by Michael Gannon and Genevieve Haugen
Saturday, March 17, 2012
6:30 p.m.

Come for Dinner…with Irish food, beverages and ballads.  Celebrate the 58 works on paper in the exhibition “A Singular Vision: Recent Gifts from the Freundlich Collection”  and hear the story of Dr. August and L. Tommie Freundlich’s collection and its history from special guest Dulce Román, Harn Curator of Modern Art.

20 reservations available. Attire: casual with a hint of green
Cost: $150 per person

Reserve a spot and purchase a seat.
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April SOLD OUT
Korean Links
co-hosted by Roy Hunt and Jiyoung Koo
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
6:30 p.m.
Come for Dinner…spend an evening in Roy Hunt’s Golfview home and garden with delicious Seoul-ful cocktails before enjoying delightfully authentic Korean cuisine for dinner, served on unique hand-crafted ceramics by contemporary Korean potters. Conversation with the co-hosts will enlighten you about their interesting and unique links to Korean art both past and present. Learn about Harn Korean masterpieces from Jason Steuber, Cofrin Curator of Asian Art.

11 reservations available Attire: party casual
Cost: $150 per person

 


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