On November 14, the Kluge-Ruhe Collection will host FLASH, a party and art auction to fund the conservation of artworks in the museum’s permanent collection. The auction catalog features both affordable works, some with starting bids as low as $50, and collectable works by artists such as Judy Watson and Shorty Jangala Robertson. Artworks in a variety of media are available, from canvas and paper to bark, glass, and even a didgeridoo. The auction also boasts three ‘mystery baskets’, as well as a number of local services centered on the theme of conservation. The party will feature excellent local cuisine, Australian wine and door prizes of original art. Explore the auction catalog and buy tickets at www.kluge-ruhe.org/flash.
The Kluge-Ruhe Collection is charged with the stewardship of over 1700 objects. While the museum maintains the ongoing stability of the collection, conservation treatment on individual objects ranges from $1,000 to $10,000 or more, depending on the severity of the need. The proceeds from this auction will pay for the treatment of objects that cannot be exhibited because of their condition. Your support at this event will ensure the collection’s continued use by future generations, and will enable us to provide access to the general public, the University community, Australian Aboriginal people, and international artists and scholars.
Thank you to our sponsors: the AV Company, Birch Studio, C & O Restaurant, Tom Cogill, Wendy Cowan, Cville Weekly, Embassy of Australia, Feast!, Fine Art Conservation of Virginia, grahame galleries + editions, the Great Frame Up, L’Etoile, Maya, Petit Pois, and Judy Watson.