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Save the Date for the 2015 Cummer Ball



Saturday, April 25 | 6:30 p.m.

Honorary Chairs: Preston and Joan Haskell

Event Co-Chairs: Kenyon Merritt and Kristen Seay

Corporate Chair: Ron Autrey

The 2015 Cummer Ball will be held April 25, 2015.  Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with a contemporary edge and energy drawn from  Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell, Organized by the Princeton University Art Museum.

The Cummer Ball is the Museum’s flagship fundraiser, and the committee is planning an evening that promises to engage and inspire everyone!   Artistic moments featuring music, dance, and live art-making will take place throughout the Museum and Gardens prior to an elegant seated dinner.  The dinner will take place in various Galleries throughout the Museum.  During dinner, guests will have an opportunity to learn about and support the Museum’s educational programs. Director Hope McMath and the Education team will present these special giving opportunities.


Mama Blue will be providing live music for the event.  A graduate of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and Jacksonville University, Mama Blue has been eloquently dubbed the “Sultry Sister of Soul.”  Her gifted voice and stage presence are uplifting, unforgettable, and addictive!   Her unique sound is reminiscent of legends such as Nina Simone, Tina Turner, Etta James, and Aretha Franklin and fuses elements of blues and jazz, with hints of Motown, classical, Latin, and even a bit of country.

Ticket Information:

Aficionado $325 Member per person, Non-Member $350 per person

Artisan $175 Member per person, Non-Member $185 per person

Cocktail  $75 Member and Non-Member per person

For further information or to purchase tickets for this event, please visit our website or call Events & Programs at 904.899.6038.

No tickets will be mailed.  Names are checked at the door. 

Seating information: Each level of support will have their own dining area.  The Cocktail level (ages 42 and under) is for cocktails and dancing only, from 9 p.m. to midnight.

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