Museum 40th Anniversary Celebrates in Black and White for Gala

Posted on 9/13/2016 12:39:22 PM

Gala posterThe University Museum at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will host its annual gala on Friday, October 14, 2016, in John Sutton Hall. The theme for this 40th anniversary event is a “Celebration in Black and White.”

The use of black and white is always classic, so this theme for the gala is focused on having a classically fun evening. Those attending can think vintage film, French mimes, fingers jazzing on piano keys, zebra stripes, domino dots, and more. There is no mandatory dress code, although black or white tie could be an option as well.

The gala evening will start at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the University Museum with the latest exhibition, The Gilded Age to the Great War: Milton Bancroft and his Art on display. Bancroft’s original poster art graces the walls of the museum along with studies for his Panama-Pacific murals as well as paintings and drawings from throughout his career.

The University Museum has had many of the works on display restored, bringing them back to the visual wonders that they once were when they were created a century or more ago. These works are part of the Museum’s permanent collection.

Following the Museum reception, guests will move to the Blue Room for dinner, beverages, entertainment, and both a live and silent auction.  

The 40th anniversary Celebration in Black and White is an occasion for the University Museum to look back on how it has served the Indiana area for the past 40 years. Charging no admission, it survives solely on gifts and grants plus proceeds from the annual gala. Gala funds supply needed support to the constant restoration efforts, community outreach, and educational directives of the museum board. 

Reservations are required by October 6 and cost $125 per person. Reservations can be made online at the IUP Marketplace. The invitation and reservation card are also available online.

Additional information is also available by contacting Leslie Kluchurosky at the University Museum at 724-357-2397 or