MEDICI Exhibition opens Nov. 2; fundraiser is Nov. 15
calendar icon22 Oct 2018
Lincoln, Neb.--The 25th annual MEDICI Exhibition will be on display Nov. 2-15 in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall, culminating in their annual fundraiser on Nov. 15 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
The exhibition allows the public to preview all of the works that will be available for sale during the ticketed event at retail prices and those that can be purchased via the event’s silent auction. Art by Nebraska-educated and supporting artists will be sold to purchase new equipment and improve facilities in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design.
MEDICI is a friends group that supports the School of Art, Art History & Design. Since its inception 25 years ago, MEDICI has raised more than $260,000 for the School, which has been used to bring visiting scholars to the campus and to purchase kilns, presses, papermaking equipment and other amenities that contribute to first-rate art educational offerings for Nebraska students.
People can begin previewing the works on Nov. 2 during gallery hours or at the exhibition’s First Friday opening reception later that night from 5-7 p.m. Admission to the gallery during general hours and on First Friday is free and open to the public. Artwork can only be purchased at the ticketed event on Nov. 15.
The MEDICI ticketed fundraising event is Thursday, Nov. 15 from 6:30-9 p.m. in the gallery. The event includes a silent art auction and sale. All silent auction items will have a starting bid of $100, and all works for sale are priced at their retail value.
Tickets to the event begin are $50 per person and can be purchased the night of the event or in advance from the School of Art, Art History & Design office in 120 Richards Hall or call (402) 472-5522. Tickets are also available online at https://squareup.com/store/medici.kand
The ticket price includes free drinks by Meier’s Cork and Bottle and appetizers and desserts catered by Yes Chef!
Gallery hours for the exhibition are Monday-Friday, 12:30-4:30 p.m. The gallery is located on the first floor of Richards Hall, which is located at Stadium Drive and T streets.
For more information on the event, visit https://go.unl.edu/r3nb.