The fast-paced live auction, with exceptional works of art and specially selected art experiences, closes out a spectacular evening.
Painter and printmaker Matt Christie has contributed works to numerous private and corporate collections since the 1970s. Natural form, color, and movement inspire Christie’s work and provide the elements that link his stylistic developments. Since 1980 he has collaborated as a printer with distinguished artists on innovative printmaking projects. Recent work has focused on delicate, formalized depictions of the natural world.
Reap the rewards of membership in the exclusive Design Society during the NCMA’s upcoming exhibition Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed. Design Society Membership, normally priced at $10,000, entitles you to the following benefits:
Last summer the Museum joined the American Dance Festival to bring world-renowned Shen Wei Dance Arts to perform a startling modern dance work, Undivided Divided, amid the galleries of West Building. The work culminated in the transformation of multiple 7-by-7-foot wooden tiles into beautiful abstract paintings created by the dancers during their performances. Choreographer Shen Wei, himself a critically acclaimed visual artist, personally selected and signed a tile as a gift to the NCMA. Shen Wei is widely considered the preeminent modern dance choreographer in the world and is the recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship and several other honors. He was the lead choreographer for the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.
Grab three of your closest friends and head to the Big Apple to be the first to see the Wes Gordon Spring 2014 collection during Fashion Week. Wes has captured the attention of some of fashion’s most ardent devotees, including Michelle Obama, Katy Perry, January Jones, and Lena Dunham, and we understand why. Recognized by many as one of the best emerging designers in the fashion industry, he presents his first runway show during New York Fashion Week (September 5–12, 2013), and you’ll be present for the momentous occasion and go behind the scenes to meet him after the show.
Local fashion hit the big time when hometown fashion label RALEIGHWorkshop moved to New York and opened a store called simply “Raleigh.” And like RALEIGHWorkshop, you also need to take on New York. RALEIGHWorkshop made its debut at Fashion Week in February 2012, and you’ll receive tickets for two to preview the spring–summer 2014 line during New York Fashion Week (September 5–12, 2013) and peek backstage with founders Sarah and Victor Lytvinenko before the show. As a memento of your experience, you may select two pairs of jeans—one for each attendee—from either store location.
Annie Wharton is a painter, video artist, and curator based in Los Angeles. She makes her own paints, and her work explores color, texture, and pattern. Her diverse body of work, including colorful, organic imagery as well as repetitive forms rendered with near-scientific precision, like Pink, has been featured in the New York Times, Art in America, Art Papers, Art.Es (Spain), Ha’aretz (Israel), Giornale dell’Arte (Italy), Glamour, and German Elle. Her work is in private collections throughout the world and can be found in public and corporate collections.
Tonight we’re putting Museum Director Larry Wheeler on car wash detail! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take advantage of Dr. Wheeler’s good nature and sense of humor and watch him grab a bucket of suds and sponge off the road grime you’ve accumulated on your vehicle. All of this, in good fun, to support the ongoing programming of the North Carolina Museum of Art. Alternatively, you can tell Larry to “keep his day job” and go get a full-service car wash from Bunkey’s Car Wash in Raleigh.
Create your matrimonial masterpiece at the North Carolina Museum of Art surrounded by award-winning architecture, beautifully manicured landscapes, and masterpieces of art. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or an extravagant soiree, we provide turnkey service and amenities in a crisp, modern atmosphere for your special day. Our dedicated and experienced staff will attend to all of your event needs, from the planning and coordination of a ceremony and reception to the finest details of your décor and menu.
Our custom wedding package includes the ceremony and standing cocktail reception and dancing at the NCMA, bar service, heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by Iris restaurant, custom three-tiered wedding cake designed by Cinda’s Creative Cakes, floral arrangements for ceremony and reception by the Watered Garden Florist, couture linens from CE Rental, day-of-ceremony coordinator, dance floor, and DJ from Joe Bunn DJ Company.
Built around the VIRginia International Raceway, the VIR Club is a high-performance driving club that also offers extensive resort facilities. This package includes the initiation fee ($3,000) on an individual membership in the VIR Club as well as one year of monthly membership dues ($175/month). Membership benefits are extensive; we encourage you to review the list of benefits before the live auction bidding. Performance Porsche is also sending you on a weekend getaway to the century-old, world-renowned Grove Park Inn in style—in a loaner Porsche! Enjoy hugging the curves of the mountain roads while driving your own Porsche for the weekend (round-trip from Chapel Hill to Asheville), and savor spending your $500 Grove Park Inn gift certificate however you choose to relax.
John Rosenthal is a regular contributor to WUNC and NPR. He believes in getting to know the subjects of his photographs and shoots from what he deems a “respectful distance.” Rosenthal shot this image of a gravedigger in Wilmington, N.C. The man is Andrew Bellamy, the cemetery’s gravedigger; his father before him held the same role. They dug graves by hand because they did not believe in running machines over graves. Such backbreaking work eschews the efficiency of the mechanical, and the uselessness of efficiency is a regular Rosenthal radio theme. "If there's an overriding need I feel, it's to slow things down," he says. "I can't imagine that there's any truth or beauty in the acceleration that seems to be the point of everything today."
Take in the beauty of the NCMA at twilight with nine of your closest friends for an exclusive private evening hosted by Museum Director Larry Wheeler. Sip cocktails at sunset surrounded by sculpture in the Rodin Garden, and take a personalized tour of the collection with Larry as your guide. A three-course dinner with wine pairings completes this spectacular dinner party in NCMA style. This package also includes a copy of the Museum’s Handbook of the Collections.
Spend a romantic vacation and develop your love of fine wine during this trip to the heart of wine country in Napa Valley, California. You will receive a $1,200 gift certificate toward your stay at the Meadowood Napa Valley resort, which offers luxury accommodations including golf, tennis, hiking, swimming, a spa, and more. You'll be treated to a wine tasting at Donelan Winery and a wine tasting and gallery tour at Ma(i)sonry. Use the included Napa Card to customize your trip and receive additional VIP perks on lodgings, complimentary wine tastings, and entertainment. Before or after your time in Napa, indulge yourself with a stay on the Club Level for one night at the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco. And you won't leave empty handed this evening, because you'll go home with a 1.5-liter bottle of 2010 Blackbird Vineyards "Arise" Proprietary Red Wine.
Exploring the relationship between the mechanical and the handmade, Jonathan Sherrill’s paintings are pieced together like homemade quilts. “Part abstract expressionist, southern grandmother, and tarp maker, I graft house paint, floral prints, canvas, and painterly adornment into a parceled raiment of abstraction,” Sherrill says. Goldtooth was selected by the jury from over 400 submissions. “I named this painting Goldtooth because I like the flash of a shiny golden grille. It felt like an apt metaphor for my schematized machines,” says Sherrill, a Raleigh native who received his MFA from UNC–Chapel Hill.
Canadian jewelry designer Alan Anderson’s jewelry has graced the cover of Italian Vogue and belonged to one of the world’s most famous jewelry collectors, Elizabeth Taylor. He calls his work “vintage-infused” because—while he uses vintage crystals, stones, and findings sourced in the U. S. and Canada—each piece of jewelry is a one-of-a-kind, new creation. He says, “I want beautifully dressed women to be beautifully accessorized.” This spectacular collar necklace, of chrysolite and light peach, set in rose gold, is from the spring 2012 collection, which was influenced by children’s candy necklaces and made primarily with vintage stones from the 1960s.
Inspired by watching Museum visitors stroll through the galleries lost in thought and casually playing with the jewelry they were wearing, William Travis Jewelry designed this striking necklace that’s meant to be rolled in the wearer’s fingers. Set in 18K yellow and white gold and oxidized sterling silver mounting, it features a garnet cabochon and a blue sapphire cabochon. The mounting is hand spun on a lathe. The pendant measures 1 1/2 inches and is hung on an 18-inch, oxidized, sterling silver and 14K yellow gold chain.