Members Only Events

FAVA-AMAM Bus Trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts

The AMAM, in conjunction with the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (FAVA), has arranged for an exciting opportunity to visit one of the cultural highlights of the Midwest – the Detroit Institute of Arts. This will be a great chance not only to see the world-renowned collections of the DIA, but also the expansion and renovation of the museum that was completed in the Fall of 2007. This event is scheduled for Friday, November 14, 2008.

If you are a member of the Museum Friends group and our interested in joining us for this exciting trip, please download the registration form, and return it to the museum by Friday, October 24, 2008.


2005 Purchase Party a Huge Success

Continuing a tradition begun in the 1940s, nearly 100 Museum Friends gathered at the AMAM on December 17 for a fun evening of bidding, conversation, hors d'oeuvres and light desserts at the 2005 Purchase Party. The holiday atmosphere was enhanced by the music of an Oberlin Conservatory student string quartet.  The party-goers' votes, combined with the 34 absentee ballots received, resulted in the purchase of four works for the collection: Keiji Shinohara's atmospheric color woodcut landscape, Anodyne (2003); a richly-glazed brown Chinese porcelanous stoneware vase from the 12th- or 13th-century; Mark Fox's fascinating lithograph By and By (2004), a three-dimensional work on paper that recalls a wire storm fence; and The Youth and Old Age of Woman (1895), a delicately-worked drypoint by Jan Toorop, a member of the Belgian exhibition society Les XX.  (A selection of these works will be on view in the exhibition of Recent Acquisitions in the Ambulatory Gallery, February 7 - June 4, 2006.)  We are grateful for the continuing support of our Museum Friends and also for the assistance of the many volunteers who helped make the evening an enjoyable success.

Download the 2005 Purchase Party Illustrated Program (.pdf)