Fundraisers

The Morris Museum of Art Gala

The annual Morris Museum of Art Gala—the best party in Augusta—is the museum’s largest fundraiser. This glamorous black-tie event—replete with fine art, exquisite cuisine, live entertainment, dancing, and good company—benefits Augusta’s cultural jewel, the Morris Museum of Art. Proceeds from the gala support the museum’s operating budget and make possible the many services that the museum provides the community.

The Morris at 25 - Selections from the permanent collection

To mark its growth and achievements over its first quarter century, the Morris Museum of Art will publish in September 2019 a new book highlighting works of art from the permanent collection. The Morris at 25: Selections from the Permanent Collection will be available through the museum store and online. 

The book will include:

  • 140 works, reproduced in full color, by 131 artists represented in the museum’s permanent collection 
  • Biographical sketches of the artists and commentaries on their work by leading scholars and art professionals
  • Introductory essays by renowned art historian Martha R. Severens and folklorist William R. Ferris.

To complete this project, we are seeking the public’s assistance.

Southern Soul & Song

Southern Soul and Song

For more than fifteen years, the Morris Museum of Art’s Budweiser True Music Southern Soul & Song concert series has featured icons and rising stars in bluegrass, country, roots, blues, Americana, gospel, and jazz music—everyone from Doc Watson and Del McCoury to Pam Tillis and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. 

Held at the historic Imperial Theatre, this series features one concert a month for six months (September–February) and attracts thousands annually from across the area and beyond.

Annual Fund

Your generous support of the Morris Museum of Art’s annual fund, in addition to your annual membership dues, assures the continued growth of the museum's collections, endowment, and its Center for the Study of Southern Art, as well as the support of its public and educational programs and a variety of special projects. Your support will enrich your life and the lives of your children, grandchildren, and friends for years to come.

Planned Giving

Memorials

A donation to the Morris Museum of Art is a meaningful way to remember and honor friends and loved ones and a wonderful way to support the Morris Museum's effort to preserve and enhance the rich cultural legacy of the South. These thoughtful gifts routinely go into the Acquisitions Fund to be applied to the purchase of a work of art for the museum's permanent collection, but you may designate them for other purposes as well.

Bequests

By setting up a planned gift or making a bequest to the Morris Museum of Art, you will assure, through your generosity, that the museum will continue to provide future generations with enrichment and enjoyment. Consult with your legal and financial advisors to assure that the terms and conditions of your gift will best suit your needs.

All contributions to the Morris Museum of Art, a 501(c) 3 organization, are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

For more information, to request an exhibition, program, event sponsorship brochure, or to make a donation, Please contact

Director of Development | Phyllis M. Giddens | 706-828-3845 | phyllis.giddens@themorris.org