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Georgia Museum of Art at UGA to host biennial fundraiser Elegant Salute

Elegant Salute
Elegant Salute XIII co-chairs Paige Carmichael (left) and Betsy Dorminey and Everett Long

The Georgia Museum of Art will host its Elegant Salute fundraiser Jan. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $300 per person for the full event or $65 per person for admission after dinner, at 9:30 p.m., for the Full Spectrum Disco.

“Elegant Salute XIII: Black to White” celebrates the exhibition De Wain Valentine: Human Scale, on view at the museum until Jan. 27. Attendees are encouraged to wear their best black or white formal attire.

The evening will begin in the M. Smith Griffith Grand Hall with hors d’oeuvres. At 7:30 p.m., Epting Events will serve a multicourse seated dinner featuring a bacon-wrapped filet with white asparagus and roasted heirloom vegetables.

After dinner, guests are invited to the Full Spectrum Disco, presented by Athens DJ duo Krush Girls.

All programming and exhibitions at the museum are fully funded by private donations from corporations, foundations and individuals, making this biennial gala vital to the museum’s success. The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art, the museum’s membership program under the direction of fundraising chair Julie Roth, hopes to raise $100,000 in support. The net proceeds from the fundraiser will support all of the museum’s programs, including exhibitions, lectures, family days, workshops and symposia.

Sponsors of the evening will receive special in-kind benefits and will be treated to a private tour of De Wain Valentine: Human Scale with a major collector of Valentine’s works.

Tickets can be purchased online at