Women's Luncheon

WL 2014

accomplishments of women in three professional fields at the museum’s 10th Annual Women’s
Luncheon entitled, “Designing Details: Cars, Clutches, and Collections.” The Women’s Luncheon,
held at the Hotel Roanoke, is an annual fundraiser celebrating women, art, and education. The money
raised supports the museum’s dynamic exhibition and curatorial programs. Awards are presented
annually, recognizing excellence in arts patronage and a commitment to arts education.
This year’s luncheon will take on a new and exciting format. Principle designers from Judith Leiber
Couture, BMW Group DesignworksUSA, and the Museum of Modern Art will provide insight into
their unique careers in the art of design.

Now a decade long tradition, the Women’s Luncheon hosted by the Taubman Museum of Art is an annual fundraiser celebrating women, art, and education. The money raised supports the exceptional initiatives of the museum.

This year’s luncheon will take on a new and exciting format. Principal design experts from Judith Leiber Couture, BMW Group DesignworksUSA, and the Museum of Modern Art will provide insight into their unique careers in the art of design.

Award Recipients

Ann Fralin Award: Given annually at the Women’s Luncheon to a woman who has made extraordinary contributions in the arts and education. This year’s honoree is Judith Leiber. 

“We are delighted to host three speakers this year who are leaders in their fields and industries. We’re also ecstatic to honor Judith Leiber, a renowned luxury designer whose work is featured in our permanent collection,” says museum Executive Director Della Watkins, “Leiber, born in Hungary in 1921, embodies what it means to be a powerful woman — a Holocaust survivor and successful founder of an international brand.” 

“I am delighted and honored to receive this most distinguished award from the Taubman Museum,” says Judith Leiber. 

Art Venture Award: Presented annually to recognize outstanding leaders in our community who support the arts, education, and volunteerism in partnership with the museum. This year’s recipient is Southwest Virginia Ballet.

Luncheon Support

Buy or build a table and reserve your seat today!

Reserved tables are now available for purchase.  A limited number of individual tickets will be released mid-October with priority registration for museum members.

For additional sponsorship information, contact the museum’s Development Manager, Holly DiGangi at 540.204.4132 or download our flyer on table benefits and luncheon highlights »click here»

College Night

On Sunday, November 9 from 4-6pm, the luncheon speakers will have a special presentation for area college students at the Taubman Musuem of Art.  This unique opportunity is FREE for area college students only. Advance registration is required and students must present a valid college ID at registration. To register now, »click here»

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