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High Museum of Art Hosts “A Night in Vienna Gala” on Oct. 13

September 10, 2015

ATLANTA, Sept. 10, 2015 ― The High Museum of Art will celebrate the opening of the exhibition “Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections” with “A Night in Vienna Gala” on Tuesday, Oct. 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The black-tie event will be a festive evening of cocktails, dinner and entertainment plus the chance to view more than 90 artworks and artifacts including arms and armor, sculpture, Greek and Roman antiquities, court costumes, carriages, decorative art objects, and paintings by such masters as Correggio, Giorgione, Rubens, Tintoretto, Titian and Velázquez, some of which have never before traveled to the United States. The dinner will feature Viennese-inspired dishes, music and festivities.

Gala tickets are available at several benefactor levels: $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000. Tables for 10 are available at the $25,000 benefactor level. To register, contact Rachelle Beisel at 404-733-4429 or

“Habsburg Splendor,” on view Oct. 18, 2015, through Jan. 17, 2016, is a major traveling exhibition showcasing masterpieces and rare objects from the collection of the Habsburg Dynasty – the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire as well as many other superpowers of Europe who commissioned and collected extraordinary artworks over a 600-year period that are now in the collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

Gala Support
The Gala is co-chaired by Monique and Ferdinand Seefried and Rebecca Dial Warner. Generous support for the Gala is provided by Lead Gala Sponsors Delta Air Lines and United Parcel Service; Media Sponsor, The Atlantan; and Gala Design Partner, Tony Brewer.

Exhibition Organization and Support
“Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections” is organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; and Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna.

Support for this exhibition is provided by presenting sponsors the Forward Arts Foundation and the Sara Giles Moore Foundation, national sponsor Bank of America, and contributing sponsors ALPLA, Inc., Delta Air Lines, Seefried Industrial Properties, Inc., and voestalpine Automotive Body Parts, Inc. Special thanks to the Rich Foundation, Frances B. Bunzl, Barbara and Michael Kaufmann, Mr. and Mrs. H. Burke Nicholson III, Sharon and Chip Shirley, Joan N. Whitcomb, and Loraine Williams. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, Anne Cox Chambers Exhibition Endowment fund and the Margaretta Taylor Exhibition Endowment Fund.

About the High Museum of Art
The High is the leading art museum in the southeastern United States. With more than 15,000 works of art in its permanent collection, the High Museum of Art has an extensive anthology of 19th- and 20th-century American art; a significant collection of historic and contemporary decorative arts and design; significant holdings of European paintings; a growing collection of African American art; and burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, photography, folk and self-taught art, and African art. The High is also dedicated to supporting and collecting works by Southern artists. For more information about the High, visit

About The Woodruff Arts Center
The Woodruff Arts Center is one of the largest arts centers in the world, home to the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre, the Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the High Museum of Art, the leading art museum in the Southeast. Each year, these centers of artistic excellence play host to more than 1.2 million patrons at The Woodruff Arts Center’s midtown Atlanta location, one of the only arts centers in the United States to host both visual and performing arts on a single campus. The Woodruff Arts Center also offers remarkable educational programming through each of its arts partners. Through their combined efforts, The Woodruff Arts Center serves more than 100,000 students annually, is the largest arts educator in Georgia and is a premier family destination.

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