Name a seat in the Everson museum’s renovated auditorium

This article was originally published on September 19, 2019 by Read the full article HERE.

The Everson Museum of Art has launched the “More Than A Seat” initiative, a special opportunity for the general public to proclaim their love of the arts, celebrate a birthday, commemorate a milestone, or honor someone close by naming a seat in the Museum’s newly renovated auditorium.

More Than A Seat gifts can feature your name, a special message, or a dedication in honor of someone special. With 275 seats distributed across three sections — $1,000, $500, and $250 — seats are available for naming on a first come, first served basis. A one-time donation secures your seat for ten years, and your contribution is fully tax deductible.

“Members of the community can visibly express their commitment to the arts with an engraved brass plate affixed to a new auditorium seat. It’s a wonderful way to leave a lasting mark on the Museum and help support the presentation of programs in the auditorium. It’s also the perfect gift for someone who wants something unique,” said Elizabeth Dunbar, Everson Director & CEO.

Over the last 50 years, the Everson Museum’s auditorium has hosted thousands of presentations by world class artists, filmmakers, performers, and scholars. It has served as a community gathering place and home for curious minds. Now, the renovated auditorium is ready to welcome thousands more.

The auditorium renovation included new seating, an expanded stage and addition of sprung flooring, new carpeting and wall coverings, installation of wifi, and new projection, sound and lighting equipment. Additionally, backstage dressing rooms and public restrooms were updated, as were life safety and emergency power systems.

The renovation project was funded, in part, through the Everson’s ongoing First and Forever comprehensive campaign. The campaign is focused on raising funds to support programs, capital improvements, and future sustainability. Close to 200 individuals and businesses have donated to the campaign so far.