Spectrum 2012 Gala Set for Saturday, Nov. 10



Contact: Katrina Craven



Fundraising event will feature both live and silent auctions 

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (June 28, 2012) –  The Hunter Museum of American Art will host Spectrum, the black-tie fundraising gala featuring dinner, silent and live auctions on Saturday, Nov. 10.

As the Hunter celebrates its 60th year, Spectrum 2012 raises money to support the Hunter’s many programs that benefit the Chattanooga area.

The gala, presented by the First Tennessee Foundation, is chaired by Jane Kline and her daughter-in-law Jennifer Kline. They are working with an experienced and creative committee to plan the gala and its related events. Spectrum events include a preview cocktail party Nov. 2, a Sunday brunch Nov. 4 and a curator’s lunch Nov. 7. 

Since 1973, Spectrum has always had a great impact on the programs of the Hunter Museum. The live and silent auctions offer opportunities for seasoned buyers and novice collectors to find excellent buys on works of art while helping to support the museum.

The art for both the live and silent auctions will feature a variety of styles, prices and media. The committee for art selection is chaired by Mariah Mayfield and Taylor Monen. The committee will visit galleries across the U.S. to select works for the auction.

Spectrum events:

  • Preview Party – Friday, Nov. 2: The preview party features a reception and a viewing of the auction items with the chief curator of the Hunter and the art selection committee.
  • Spectrum Brunch – Sunday, Nov. 4: Now in its second year, the Spectrum brunch offers the opportunity to view items in the live and silent auctions.
  • Curator’s Lunch – Wednesday, Nov. 7: This new event features a boxed lunch and an informative viewing of the auction items with Hunter Chief Curator Ellen Simak.
  • Spectrum Live Auction and Gala – Saturday, Nov. 10: Tickets are $200 per person (includes both the Gala and Preview Party).

    For more information and prices, call 423-267-0968 or visit www.huntermuseum.org.


    The Hunter Museum of American Art is located at 10 Bluff View in Chattanooga.  The Museum is open every day until 5 p.m., Thursdays until 8 p.m.  For more information the public may call the Museum at (423) 267-0968, or visit the Web site at www.huntermuseum.org.