Veneralia 2014

Veneralia Logo
Saturday, April 12, 2014
at the Michael C. Carlos Museum

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The museum glowed at Veneralia: Enlighten April 12th. Supporters celebrated at this 23rd annual spring fundraiser with twinkling stars, flashy projections, reflective art, radiant neon, and celestial tunes. Thanks to the artists, sponsors, patrons, benefactors, and performers who set the stage, it was truly an illuminating event.

Veneralia Chairs

Event chairs Tara and Richard Aaronson and Patron Chairs Sara Shlesinger and Anna ParĂ© invite you to attend Veneralia: Enlighten, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Proceeds from Veneralia: Enlighten will benefit the Museum’s upcoming exhibition, African Cosmos: Stellar Arts, which will explore how the celestial bodies of the sun, moon, and stars have served as sources of inspiration in African art from ancient times to the present day. With the exhibition as muse and light as their medium, local artists Stephan L. Anderson, Stephanie Dowda, Karen Tauches, and Bean Worley will transform the Museum for an extraordinary experience. A high-end silent auction and exquisite cuisine will enhance the multi-sensory delights during the elegant, black tie evening. 

Ticket Information
Purchase tickets online here.

Purchase tickets by mail here.

Patron $1,500 per couple
General $500 per person

Gala Co-Chairs
Tara and Richard Aaronson

Patron Chairs
Anna Paré
Sara Shlesinger

Silent Auction Chair
Su Longman

Honorary Chairs
Lewis Nix and Henry Mann
Robert Long and Dennis Dean
Patron Levels and Benefits
View patron levels and benefits here.

Sponsorship Information
View the Veneralia sponsorship brochure here.

Participating Artists
Steven L. Anderson
Stephanie Dowda
Karen Tauches
Bean Worley

These esteemed Atlanta artists will be featured at Veneralia on April 12. Inspired by this year's theme, Enlighten, and with light as their medium they will transform the Museum for an extraordinary, multi-sensory experience. With a neon moon, mirrored reflections, lost constellations, and improvisational video projections, it is sure to be an illuminating event! The artists' work will be available for purchase the night of the event with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Museum.

Performance by
Alexandra Jackson

A performance by Atlanta jazz vocalist Alexandra Jackson will be a highlight of the evening. A singer and songwriter from a young age, Jackson was a soloist with Wynton Marsalis at Lincoln Center while still in high school. She has performed as a back-up singer for international icons such as Gloria Estefan and Jon Secada and at festivals including the Atlanta Jazz Festival and the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. With a nod to the Veneralia: Enlighten theme, raising funds to support the Museum's upcoming exhibition African Cosmos: Stellar Arts, Jackson's Veneralia slate includes songs about the cosmos. Watch Alexandra Jackson on YouTube.

Silent Auction
Where Bentley, Fendi, and the St. Regis meet - the Veneralia Silent Auction. Preview auction items here


Veneralia tickets include the After-Party, which will keep the party going until midnight. Join the Young Associates for late night snacks, an open bar, and live music by Nathan Sexton. Turn it up as the lights go down! Purchase After-Party tickets here

For additional information, contact:
Jennifer Long
Assistant Director of Development
404.727.2115 or