2010-11-18 / News

Gilbert Stuart Museum prepares for gala

A portrait of Allen Crocker painted by Gilbert Stuart, circa 1815. Photo courtesy of the Gilbert Stuart Museum A portrait of Allen Crocker painted by Gilbert Stuart, circa 1815. Photo courtesy of the Gilbert Stuart Museum The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum in Saunderstown will be celebrating the 255th anniversary of Gilbert Stuart’s birth on Friday, Dec. 3. Stuart, who is most famously known by his portrait of George Washington which graces the U.S. one-dollar bill, will be honored by a gala hosted by William Vareika Art Limited. The gala will include a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to preview “Gilbert Stuart and His Times” and an exhibition and sale of over 50 artworks by Stuart and some of his contemporaries to benefit the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum.

Information and reservations for the preview reception for a $50 per person donation can be obtained by contacting the Vareika Gallery at 849-6149 or wvareika@ vareikafinearts.com. The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, Dec. 4 and continues daily until March 6. All proceeds from the benefit reception and a percentage of sales from the exhibition will be donated to the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum.

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