President and Mrs. Michael Driscoll invite you to save the
date for the 2014 University Museum Gala: Hot Iron—A Victorian Industrial
Fantasy, on Friday, September 26.
The steampunk-themed gala combines Victorian/Edwardian dress
with accessories for the kinds of adventures imagined by Jules Verne and H.G. Wells,
such as watches on chains, pocket compasses, and flying goggles. Guests are
invited to indulge their fashion fantasies in attending the gala.
The gala begins at 6:00 p.m. at the University Museum with a reception and viewing of the exhibition “Irons:
Functional Tools to Art Objects,” featuring the Maureen A. Flaherty Post
Collection of Irons and Iron Related Objects. The exhibition tells the
cultural, social, and technological story of ironing from ancient times to the
Dining, dancing, and musical entertainment will follow in the Blue
Advance reservations are required for the
This annual benefit event supports the museum’s
admission-free exhibitions, public education programs, and conservation of the
art objects in its care.
Watch University Museum news for additional information
about the gala.