The Academy Art Museum’s Spring Gala is a critically important source of funding for the Museum. Unfortunately, we will not be able to hold our Gala this year because of safety concerns related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In lieu of the Gala, we have created a special new event. Please join us at the Academy Art Museum on May 1st for a curatorial-led tour of our exciting exhibit—Miró in New York:  Miró , Hayter and Atelier 17, 1947 followed by a socially distanced outdoor cocktail reception. Miró  in New York: Miró, Hayter and Atelier 17, 1947 presents highlights from a pivotal era in modern printmaking, when artists such as Joan Miró, Stanley William Hayter, Terry Haass, Helen Phillips, and others were experimenting at Hayter’s studio Atelier 17 to create innovative works. Exploring the crucial steps of creating a mechanically-reproducible piece of fine art through the inclusion of original printing plates and color and text trials, the exhibition immerses the viewer in the thrilling world of Atelier 17, where some of the 20th century’s most interesting artists were thinking and making around the clock in a collaborative environment. To learn more about this Exhibition, click here.

After visiting Miró, we invite you to join us outside for socially distanced cocktails, a bento box meal with dessert and live music. The large expanse of South Street between Harrison Street and Hanson Street will be tented and closed to traffic. This event is designed to provide you with a special opportunity to enjoy the Miró exhibit in a way that follows all safety precautions related to Covid-19:  face coverings required, timed entries, group sizes limited to 10, one group allowed in a gallery at a time.

If you have any questions about this event, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Museum’s Development Director, Jennifer Chrzanowski, at jchrzanowski@academyartmuseum.org.   We are happy to answer questions and provide additional information.

Sponsorship Opportunities 

$20,000 – Leader

  • Ten timed entry tickets to the Tour and Reception, with highest priority in choice of arrival time
  • Private Evening at the Museum to be mutually agreed upon during Calendar 2021 for you and up to ten guests (or up to twenty if allowed for indoor gatherings by the Talbot County Dept. of Health). Evening to include Curator-led tour and wine and cheese reception
  • Private tour for ten guests of the Exhibition Norma Morgan: Enchanted World, a solo exhibition of the prolific African-American printmaker and painter Norma Morgan (1928-2017) which closes August 1, 2021

$10,000 – Underwriter

  • Ten timed entry tickets to the Tour and Reception, second highest priority in choice of arrival time
  • Same Private Evening at the Museum for ten guests (or up to twenty if allowed)
  • Private tour for ten guests of the Exhibition Norma Morgan: Enchanted World, a solo exhibition of the prolific African-American printmaker and painter Norma Morgan (1928-2017) which closes August 1, 2021

$5,000 – Benefactor

  • Six timed entry tickets to the Tour and Reception, with third highest priority in choice of arrival time
  • Private Wine and Art Evening at the Museum for you and up to a total of ten guest artists, who will enjoy an evening with refreshments as you recreate a painting with tutelage of a Museum instructor

$2,500 – Patron

  • Four timed entry tickets to the Tour and Reception, next priority in choice of arrival time
  • Shopping spree in Museum Gift Shop, value $100

Click here to become a Sponsor