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Georgia Museum of Art raises $168,000 as part of biennial gala

The Georgia Museum of Art at UGA raised $168,000 on Jan. 31 as part of its biennial gala, “An Elegant Salute to Georgia.” It was the 14th edition of the event, organized by the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art, the museum’s membership program.

Focusing on the museum’s distinction as the official state museum of art and celebrating Georgia’s rich heritage of art, agriculture and natural beauty, the event was co-chaired by David Matheny and Michael Montesani. The museum relies on private donations to fund educational programming and exhibitions, as well as to keep admission free, and “Elegant Salute” is vital to that process. The Friends set a goal of raising $155,000 in ticket sales and cash sponsorships this year.