Founders Day Dinner

Cocktails and Exhibition Preview / 6 pm
Pulliam Family Great Hall
Allen Whitehill Clowes Special Exhibition Gallery

Celebratory Dinner / 7 pm
Deer Zink Special Events Pavilion

The first Founders Day Dinner was held October 11, 1982, on the occasion of the Museum’s opening centennial celebration. The evening became a much anticipated annual affair for many years. The celebration marked another new tradition at the IMA — the Second Century Society. This prestigious organization was established with the purpose of leading the IMA into its second century of existence and became a vital source of operating income for the museum.

To honor this rich history, the IMA is celebrating its 130th anniversary with the return of the Founders Day Dinner and the Second Century Society. The formal black-tie affair will begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while offering attendees the first opportunity to view the featured exhibition Matisse, Life in Color. A multi-course dinner and honorary presentation will round out the evening.

The Founders Day Dinner is a benefit of Second Century Society membership. In commemoration of this year's reprised dinner, Patron Circle members who give between $1,500 and $2,499 will also receive an invitation. Tickets are $175 per person. SCS members at the President’s Circle level and above ($5,000+) have the option of two complimentary tickets. Reservations are limited and can be made through October 1 at or 317-923-1331, ext. 493.

This event is by invitation only for members of the Second Century Society.

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