BAU Institute – BAU Institute Art Auction
Auction Ends: May 4, 2007 07:00 PM EDT

Live Event

Sun May 6, 2007

BAU Institute Art Auction Online April 13 to May 4

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You are Invited to Begin Bidding!

This auction features remarkable artwork donated by nationally noted and emerging artists, architects and designers from BAU Institute's community.

All proceeds from the auction support the work of BAU Institute and endow much-needed creative fellowships for artists, architects and writers in Otranto, Italy and in New York.

Tell your friends, family and creative community to get in on the auction action. Happy bidding!

BAU Benefit Auction Dinner

This online auction continues as a live auction gala dinner. A star auctioneer from Christie's will lead the bidding. Authentic Apulian food and wines will be served in a dramatic Manhattan penthouse.

Sunday, May 6th, 5:30 to 8:30pm
235 East 11th Street, NYC (between 2nd and 3rd ave)
Download the invitation and reply card.
For information and reservations, please call: 212-629-3083
Tickets available at the door. The suggested ticket price is $75.

About BAU Institute

BAU Institute’s mission is to nurture the creativity of fellows in architecture and all the arts through residencies and workshops providing an international forum for work, invention and exchange of ideas in Building, Arts, and Urbanism.

Short History
Founder, architect, Paola Iacucci began the Otranto Foundation seven years ago to share her knowledge and love of the amazing city of Otranto, Italy, with her American students. She invited many prominent international professors and their students to join her architecture school. In 2004, she invited the painter Marthe Keller to expand the program to include visiting critics and professionals in all the arts. The Italian residency has grown to include 200 international artists of all disciplines. The summer program allows a select group to engage in an intensive cross-cultural experience, living in the ancient walled city by the Adriatic Sea and working in studios in the Castle of Otranto.
BAU is thrilled to be partnering with Art OMI in Ghent, NY on an architecture research project and with SENA Projects in Hudson, NY on a program of exhibitions. The Institute is sponsoring an exciting new workshop program in NYC called BAUTUTE.
The Institute’s future goal is to develop its non-profit status to increase its base of support for arts fellowships, creative programs and exhibitions linking international urban and cultural projects.