For Students

Reopening Programs: Gala Reopening Celebration!

Friday, March 27, 2009
7–11 PM


Thank You to Our Gala Sponsors

Gala Insider Sponsors
Jan and David Brandon • Ernestine and Herbert Ruben

Gala Insider Patrons
Lisa Applebaum-Haddad and George Haddad • Dr. Cheng-Yang Chang • Domino’s Pizza • Ellen Kahn •
Linda and Richard Kughn • Mary and David Mounts • Laurie and Richard Prager • Waltraud Prechter •
Nedda Shayota, Sigma Associates, Inc. • UM College of Engineering • UMA. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning • Laurie and Timothy Wadhams

Gala In-Kind Support
Schakolad Chocolate Factory



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After years of planning, fundraising, construction, and installation, it’s time to unveil the expanded and restored University of Michigan Museum of Art in March 2009. Join the Museum’s friends and most energetic arts advocates in celebrating this once-in-a-century moment.

Reopening Co-Chairs Jan Brandon and Director James Steward, Gala Chair Laurie Prager, and the members of the Reopening and Gala Committees invite you to join them in celebrating the reopening of the magnificently expanded and restored University of Michigan Museum of Art at a Gala Reopening Celebration.

Join fellow Museum supporters for an evening you’ll long remember, featuring:

  • Your first opportunity to explore UMMA’s glorious architecture
  • Dazzling new collections galleries
  • Three special exhibitions
  • A very special strolling supper
  • Entertainment throughout the Museum

Insider-level guests, Patrons, and Sponsors will have the exclusive opportunity to hear performances by Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Jane Monheit at 7 or 9 pm.

Black Tie | Complimentary Valet Parking | Reservations Required


Individual Tickets And Packages

A portion of each ticket is a tax-deductible gift to the Museum.

Gala Tickets —$250 per person

  • A very special evening with a strolling supper and special live performances. Proceeds will support UMMA’s dramatically expanded array of educational and performance programming
  • White glove valet parking

Insider Tickets—$500 per person

  • Early entry to the event
  • Champagne reception with the Museum Director
  • Reserved seating for the featured performance: Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Jane Monheit
  • White glove valet parking

Insider Patrons—$5,000

  • Early entry to the Gala for 8 guests
  • Champagne reception with the Museum Director
  • Premium reserved seating for the featured performance: Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Jane Monheit
  • Reserved seating for strolling supper
  • Special recognition in Gala publications
  • Recognition on the UMMA web site
  • Recognition in the UMMA annual report
  • Autographed commemorative publication
  • White glove valet parking

Insider Sponsors -— $15,000

  • Two VIP passes for all Reopening Week special performances and programs*
  • Early entry to the Gala for 12 guests
  • Champagne reception with the Museum Director
  • Premium reserved seating for the featured performance: Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Jane Monheit
  • Reserved seating for strolling supper
  • Special recognition in Reopening Week and Gala publications
  • Recognition on the UMMA web site
  • Recognition in the UMMA annual report
  • Autographed, commemorative publication
  • White glove valet parking

* Contact Amee Spondike for more information at 734.647.0516 or aksim@umich.edu

Please let us know if you can attend the Gala Reopening Celebration.

Please respond before March 11, 2009 by printing, completing, and returning the form (PDF) below with your payment to:

UMMA Grand Reopening
c/o pulse 220
24463 West 10 Mile Rd
Southfield, MI 48033-2931

Download a PDF (216kb) of this invitation and registration form >>

You may also purchase tickets by telephone at 1.888.449.9638 toll free or email at gala@umma.umich.edu.
Reservations will be held at the door. You will receive a confirmation letter two weeks prior to the event.