The 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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.