99 Times Party

EVENT DETAILS

Saturday, September 24, 2022
Springfield Art Museum
6:00 - 7:00 PM Sponsor Hour; 7:00 - 9:00 PM General Admission

Please join us for the sixth 99 Times Party, 99x: Return of Joy as we transform YOUR Art Museum into an interactive landscape of living art tableaus and performances - from the hottest local artists, tastemakers, and trendsetters - all inspired by John Grillo’s 1960s abstract painting Moon Goloph. This painting is notable for its striking use of the primary color yellow - the color associated with joy in modern color theory.

Join the revelry at this one-night only event voted "Best Interactive Art" in 417 Magazine! Creative cocktail attire - inspired by the fashion and style of the 1960s Mod movement and yellow - is encouraged. This event is intended for patrons 21+ #99xArt

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PROJECT INFORMATION

"Abstract painting is on a level with music. It's a physical outburst from your whole being." - John Grillo 

This year's event raises critical funds to repair and restore John Grillo's 1963 large-scale painting acquired by the Museum in 1999. This work is currently on view in our Creating an American Identity permanent collection exhibition. Grillo was one of the most important of the West Coast (Bay Area) Abstract Expressionists. His signature style is marked by an interest in bold, warm colors, grid-like patterns, and sharp contrasts. His works are included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and your very own Springfield Art Museum. 

SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

Sponsorships begin at $500 and include recognition opportunities and event tickets with access to the Sponsor Hour. Become a sponsor today, or download the printable sponsorship packet (pdf).

Inquires to Kate Francis, Museum Affairs Officer - Development and Fundraising at kate.francis@springfieldmo.gov or (417) 874-2865.

Recognition Deadlines: Save the Date - June 3, Event Invitation - July 15, Look Book - September 2

TICKET INFORMATION

TICKET SALES HAVE CLOSED FOR 2022. PLEASE PLAN TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS EARLY AND JOIN US FOR NEXT YEAR'S EVENT!

Patron Tickets $100

Includes access to Sponsor Hour and General Admission portions of the event, valet parking, complimentary small bites, desserts, beverages, live musical entertainment, event Look Book, and onsite recognition.

General Admission Tickets $35

Includes access to General Admission portion of the event, valet parking, complimentary small bites, desserts, beverages, live musical entertainment, and event Look Book.

*All tickets must be purchased in advance. Event will SELL OUT. Advance ticket sales end Thursday, September 22 at 5:00 PM. Door tickets will not be sold.

The words Ninety Nine Times Return of Joy inside a stylized yellow flower.
John Grillo's "Moon Goloph" an abstract painting featuring yellow shapes and swathes of pai
John Grillo, Moon Goloph, 1963, Oil on canvas. Gift of the Lannan Foundation. Collection of the Springfield Art Museum. Copyright Estate of John Grillo.

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GOLD SPONSOR

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SILVER SPONSOR

Peace, Love, and Swearwords
Tal & Rosalie O'Reilly Wooten Family Foundation

BRONZE SPONSOR

BluCurrent Credit Union
Emily Hertzog & Christy Howell
Shawn & Debra McCamish