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The Grace Museum is an integral part of Abilene's historic district and brings innovative experiences of art, history and education to our region. Our Museum relies on support from generous donors to develop quality exhibitions and programs that are accessible to everyone. Our award-winning exhibitions are curated in-house and complementary educational programs are developed to engage children, adults and families throughout the year. In 2016, more than 63,000 visitors toured The Grace galleries and took part in our classes, events and programs.


Grace Gala 2017

A Midcentury Moment: Honoring Bob Nutt

This year, we are pleased to honor our good friend and ardent champion, Bob Nutt, a man who has faithfully contributed to the efforts and growth of The Grace for the past thirty years. In 1986, Bob began volunteering at what was then known as the Abilene Fine Arts Museum located in Rose Park. As good fortune would have it, he served on the 1987 steering committee that transitioned the Fine Arts Museum into The Grace, and advocated for the relocation of the museum to its present position on the corner of North 1st and Cypress Street.

When he’s not volunteering, Bob shares his talents as a Vice President of Zachry Associates in Abilene.

We are excited to have the opportunity to shine a well-deserved light on Bob and to honor his commitment and dedication to The Grace, the arts, and to our hometown at the 26th Grace Gala on Saturday, August 26. With a nod to 50s & 60s sleek and glamorous style, this year’s “A Midcentury Moment” theme is sure to turn heads. Party guests will enjoy a savory dinner by Perini Ranch, drinks, dancing to Memphis Soul, and a chance to win unforgettable “getaway experiences” through live and silent auctions.  

For table and ticket information for the 2017 Grace Gala, purchase above or contact Sheila Scevers at (325) 673-4587, administration@thegracemuseum.org


Did you know...

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  • The Grace Museum's art and history collections include over 13,000 works and artifacts?
  • The Grace offers art outreach to over 4,000 students in four school districts — Abilene, Haskell, Wylie and Sweetwater?
  • The Grace received the 2016 Outstanding Exhibition of the Year and Publication of the Year in the state of Texas awarded by the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA)?
  • Schools in communities across the nation rely on technology like our Distance Learning to participate in reading and art projects through The Grace?
  • All donations made to The Grace Museum are tax-deductible and help us share artwork and educational opportunities with thousands of people each year. Join us by making a gift today!

Membership

+ ALL GRACE MUSEUM MEMBERS RECEIVE

Memberships begin at $45

  • Free Admission year-round to The Grace Museum
  • Annual subscription to the Museum’s magazine, Artifacts
  • Weekly e-newsletter featuring information about exhibitions and educational programs
  • Discount in the Grace Coffee Shop…and more!
  • Discounts on educational camps and classes
  • Invitation to opening receptions, gallery talks and museum programs
  • Guest passes for your friends
  • Up close, complimentary parking based on availability
 
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+ Dual

$45

  • Admission for two adults

+ Family

$65

  • Admission for two adults and all children in your household

+ Supporter

$100

  • Admission for two adults and all children in your household
  • Reciprocal admission to hundreds of museums across North America
  • Behind the scenes tour of the Curatorial Vault (must be scheduled in advance) OR one Kids Club membership
  • 10% discount on one rental for your special event

+ Advocate

$300

  • Admission for four adults and all children in your household
  • Reciprocal admission to hundreds of museums across North America
  • Invitation to Donor Celebration
  • Behind the scenes tour of the Curatorial Vault (must be scheduled in advance)
  • One Kids Club membership
  • 15% discount on one rental for your special event

+ Sustainer

$600

  • Admission for four adults and all children in your household
  • Reciprocal admission to hundreds of museums across North America
  • Invitation to Donor Celebration
  • Behind the scenes tour of the Curatorial Vault (must be scheduled in advance)
  • One Kids Club membership
  • 20% discount on one rental for your special event

+ Benefactor

$1,200

  • Admission for four adults and all children in your household
  • Reciprocal admission to hundreds of museums across North America
  • Invitation to Donor Celebration
  • Behind the scenes tour of the Curatorial Vault (must be scheduled in advance)
  • One Kids Club membership
  • 30% discount on one rental for your special event
  • (2) First floor seats at the Grace Gala

+Champion

$2,400

  • Admission for four adults and all children in your household
  • Reciprocal admission to hundreds of museums across North America
  • Invitation to Donor Celebration
  • Behind the scenes tour of the Curatorial Vault (must be scheduled in advance)
  • One Kids Club membership
  • One complimentary rooftop rental for your special event
  • (4) First floor seats at the Grace Gala

+ Corporate Circle

$5,000

  • (10) Supporter level memberships (see level benefits above)
  • Invitation to Donor Celebration
  • One complimentary rooftop rental for your special event
  • (1) First floor table at the Grace Gala
  • Acknowledgement in the Museum’s publications
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Kids Club Benefits

North American Reciprocal Museum Association Benefits

  • Official Kids Club t-shirt
  • Exclusive invitations to fun art activities all year long
  • A bonus art activity on ArtWalk night to take home with you! (2nd Thursday night of every month, 5:00 to 8:00 PM)
  • A special gift from The Grace during the month of your birthday!

The North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association℠ is one of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world with members in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, El Salvador and Mexico! NARM has 822 arts, cultural, and historical institutions along with botanical gardens, children’s museums, science and technology centers and more!


Planned Giving

Are you interested in extending the life of your charitable dollars? A legacy gift to The Grace Museum can help ensure that our mission continues for future generations. Please contact Executive Director Laura Moore to discuss simple ways that you can incorporate a planned gift to the museum into your will or estate. 

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Los Aficionados

Membership is open to any person who is a member of The Grace Museum.  Established in 1969, the purpose of Los Aficionados is to promote the growth of the general membership and to support, organize, and sponsor educational, charitable, cultural, and social activities to benefit The Grace Museum.  The goal is to provide information of interest to the members and to foster the ideals of volunteerism.

Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the Month, September - May, 11:30 am, The Grace Ballroom

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