Press Releases

Date of Release: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Contact Info: 

Jennifer Wolf, Membership and Volunteer Coordinator 608.257.0158 x 237 or jwolf@mmoca.org

Out of the Box Show & Auction

Out of the Box Show & Auction
An Art League Fundraiser for MMoCA
April 20-24, 2007

MADISON, WI -- Boxes can hold hats, jewelry, or mail­and any number of other precious or everyday items. Out of the Box Show & Auction, a new fundraiser organized by the Art League, features boxes that hold the promise of financial support for the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA). The event will take place in the museum's State Street Gallery from April 20-24, 2007.
  
Out of the Box will feature a collection of boxes created and donated to the event by artists from Madison and around the country. The one-of-a-kind boxes will be on display during regular museum hours from Friday, April 20 through Tuesday, April 24, at 5 pm; they will also be on view through the museum's website, www.mmoca.org. Silent auction bids will be accepted throughout this preliminary viewing period. A live auction with hors d'oeuvres and cash bar will take place from 5:30 – 8 pm on April 24. Tickets to the live auction cost $35 and may be purchased at the door. 
  
All proceeds from the Out of the Box Show & Auction will support the exhibitions and education programs of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum offers free admission, as well as an active education program that includes discussions with artists and curators, an independent film series, and a variety of children's programming. The museum depends on support from businesses, foundations, and individuals­including members­and volunteers. 
  
The Art League was established in 1970 to promote the mission and programs of the museum through education, service, and fundraising. Other fundraising events organized by the Art League include the Holiday Art Fair and Art & Architecture tours.

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