Visualize: Art is Always in Bloom

Ad for Visualize event at the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art

Visualize is the annual benefit gala to support the museum. Please join us in celebrating the first year in our new space and our recent accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, another major milestone for the museum.

On Saturday, January 20, 2018, the newly accredited Gregory Allicar Museum of Art at Colorado State University will hold its annual fundraiser, Visualize. This year’s Visualize theme is “Art is Always in Bloom” and promises a welcome respite from the winter blues. This Visualize, we will honor our past and look to the future, celebrating a major milestone: accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). This represents the highest recognition afforded the nation’s museums, with fewer than 5% of museums in the nation accredited. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public.

Visualize is far more than a fun party (although it is that!). This event provides crucial funds for the museum’s endowment, which we rely on to support our exhibitions and programs. A growing endowment is crucial for a growing academic museum, allowing us to expand our outreach and bring ever better exhibitions to our community. The Allicar Museum’s ability to continue its trajectory of excellence hinges on the success of this event.

Join us at Visualize!

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Sponsors of the event will receive benefits including event tickets, recognition in all publicity related to the event, invitations to a pre-event VIP reception, and additional perks at the Visionary level.

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If you have questions, or wish to register directly please contact the Office of CSU Events at (877) 498-7787 or


Art is Always in Bloom

Saturday January 20, 2018

6-8 p.m.

Gregory Allicar Museum of Art

University Center for the Arts



Live jazz

Operatic performances in the galleries

Pop-up floral exhibition

Delicious hors d’oeuvres by Food for Thought

Wine donated by Elmo and Linny Frickman

Beer donated by New Belgium


Cocktail Attire