Every day we sit in chairs. The shape and style of the chairs differ depending on where we are, but a chair for most of us can be defined simply as a piece of furniture. Columbia Museum of Art seeks to challenge this perspective with its exhibit, The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design, which showcases a selection of 43 chairs that tell compelling stories about our national history and the evolution of American design. The exhibit runs at the museum April 28 to Aug. 26.
If you want to see the exhibit before it opens to the public, grab a front row seat for the museum’s black-tie fundraising gala, The CHAIRity Ball. Attendees will have the first opportunity to see these iconic pieces from private collections in the first comprehensive exhibition of American chair design in the history of the museum. The fundraising event will support the museum’s mission to inspire, educate and enrich lives through art.
The night will feature specialty cocktails, delicious fare from Southern Way, entertainment from the Atlanta Beat band, dancing, and surprises for all to enjoy.
The CHAIRity Ball will be held Friday, April 27 from 7 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $150 per person in advance or $175 at the door. Complimentary valet parking will be available. For more more information and to purchase tickets visit www.columbiamuseum.org/gala.