The LaGrange Art Museum is planning an event to celebrate the opening of the museum's rarely viewed permanent collection.
Organizers said "Spring Zing" will be a night of fine art and fine food. The event, scheduled for May 15, will open the exhibit entitled "Look Again."
"The exhibition is not only about selected gems from the LaGrange Art Museum collection, but more about presenting innovative and challenging connections and dialogues between works of art," Megan Johnston, the museums' executive director, said in a statement. "We will be presenting some amazing work, some for the first time, while also introducing new video work and installations."
According to the statement, key pieces in the new exhibit will include works by internationally known artists Frank Stella, KatheKollwitz and Camille Billops; regional artists such as Howard Finster and Kevin Cole; and local artists Morrill Turner Hutchinson and the late Keith Rasmussen.
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This exhibition will be centered on four key categories figure and form; from abstraction to conceptualism; rural and urban landscapes; and context and identity.
The museum will partner with downtown restaurant C'sons, who will provide food at the museum that night, as well as a three-course dinner available at the restaurant that evening.
The event will also feature drinks, live music and silent auction at the museum. The evening is sponsored by Emory Clark-Holder Clinic and CB&T.
The museum is currently accepting reservations for Spring Zing. Tickets are $65 per person and include drinks and food at the museum and the seated three-course dinner. Event proceeds will benefit art needs and creative education in the community.
Reservations must be made with a check or credit card by May 12 and can be made by calling the museum at (706) 882-3267.