Annual Benefactors Choice

Mar 30, 5:30pm - 7pm

Annual Benefactors Choice photo

Don't miss this special chance to participate in one of the Weatherspoon's most exciting events of the year!

Imagine being able to cast your vote for one of three works of art to be purchased for the museum's renowned permanent collection. Our curators pre-select the choices, but you have the final say! Prior Benefactors Choice Purchases have included works by Willie Cole, Joseph Cornell, Amy Sillman, Jasper Johns, Tara Donovan and Nancy Rubins.

This special evening is open to Weatherspoon Patrons, Benefactors, and Friends for voting and to Contemporary Art Collectors Group members and Contributors for looking and learning. Join or renew your membership today at one of these levels, and join us on Wednesday, March 29! Look for your invite in early March.

  • 5:30 pm • Refreshments and viewing
  • 6 pm • Curatorial presentations and voting *
  • * Members of the Contemporary Collectors Group and WAM members at the Contributor level are invited to attend, but are ineligible to vote. 

Image, the 2016 Benefactors Choice: Shinique Smith, Out of Body (detail), 2015, acrylic, ribbon, plastic bag, fabric and paper collage on wood panel, 36 x 96 x 5 in. Weatherspoon Art Museum; Benefactors Choice Purchase, 2016.

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