Thursday, July 14, 2005

Millicent Rogers Museum Hosts Annual Benefit Auction & Dinner

The following announcement was received from the New Mexico Cultural Network. We thought you might be interested, even if you are not within traveling distance to Taos. Taos has a special place in our heart as we once owned a ski lodge there. We try to get there at least once a year to visit the Taos Pueblo, which is an enduring attraction in its own right. And, of course, the Millicent Rogers Museum is a special place for lovers of pueblo art.
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An Extraordinary Summer Evening

Taos, NM – Highlights of the over 100 items featured at the annual Millicent Rogers Museum Benefit Auction and Dinner include art by Bill Acheff, RC Gorman, Pat Pollard, Ron Barsano, Lydia Garcia, and Laura Robb among other local artists. Billed as an Extraordinary Summer Evening, the auction and dinner will be held at the Museum on Saturday, July 30, 2005. Richard Lampert, owner of Lampert Gallery in Santa Fe, will serve as the guest auctioneer. The Auction celebrates local art as the Museum’s primary fundraiser of the year where all proceeds and donations go directly to improving and maintaining education, programming and exhibitions.

“Attending the auction or making a donation is a wonderful way to a make a difference to the future of the Museum,” says Steve Pettit, the Curator of Collections at Millicent Rogers Museum. Pettit notes that, through the auction, the Millicent Rogers Museum remains committed to its mission to display the arts and cultures of Native American, Hispanic and Euro-American peoples of the Southwest and to educate the public about them.

The Auction will display artwork, jewelry, clothing and furnishings from renowned contemporary artists. Other artwork up for auction include a piece by Taos founding artist O.E. Berninghaus, donated by the Brenner Family, and a piece by historically significant Taos artist Frank B. Hoffman, donated by Robert L. Parsons Fine Art.

The event kicks off with the silent auction at 5:30 pm. Followed by the live auction and dinner, catered by Brett House Catering, beginning at 7:00 pm. The 2005 Benefit Auction sponsors are First State Bank of Taos, Vivác Winery, Santa Fe Vineyards, The Taos News, and Coca-Cola.

Tickets for dinner and auction cost $50.00 per person. To purchase tickets, or for more information, call (505) 758-2462, stop by the Museum (1504 Millicent Rogers Road) or purchase online at www.millicentrogers.org, where you can also make donations to the Museum.

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