99x: Cirque Americana

sep 29

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Sep 29 2018

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Springfield Art Museum
1111 E Brookside Dr
Springfield, MO
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Saturday, September 29, 2018
6 – 7 PM Sponsor Hour; 7 – 9 PM General Admission
General Tickets $35 (on sale Aug. 24); $45 at the door
Sponsorships begin at $100 (on sale now)

Please join us Saturday, September 29th for the annual 99x (Times) Party, as we transform YOUR Art Museum into a fantastical fairground of living art tableaux and magical performances - from the hottest local artists, tastemakers, and trendsetters - all inspired by classic American circus acts and attractions.

99x is the Museum's signature fundraising event blending spirits, music, fashion, food, and frivolity to benefit our Conservation & Preservation Fund. The name is funny, but the concept is simple. Hosted on an annual basis, this event helps preserve our collection for the next 100 years so that it can continue to educate and delight audiences for generations to come.

This year's event raises funds to restore works in our collection by noted Regionalist Ben Messick. Originally from Strafford, Messick earned his fame in Los Angeles as a sketch artist for Disney and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and as a painter of urban American scenes. His circus drawings, paintings, and lithographs - particularly his clown studies - became his trademark work.

Join the revelry at this three-ring ritz that you won't want to miss! Creative cocktail attire encouraged.