The University Museum at Indiana University of Pennsylvania
will host its annual gala on Friday, September 29, 2017, in John Sutton Hall.
The theme for this event is “Cirque du Musée.”
The theme “Cirque du Musée” seeks to evoke magic, mystery,
and perhaps just a hint of the unseen—to persuade our guests to throw caution
to the wind and step into a world of where nothing is certain, but all is
possible. Guests are invited to indulge their creativity for the evening’s
The gala evening will start at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails and
hors d’oeuvres of torched salmon, pot stickers, and more in the University
Museum with the latest exhibition, “James Innes: A Retrospective.” James Innes
taught drawing, painting, and art appreciation for over 20 years at IUP,
retiring in 1989.
This retrospective exhibition features over 30 of his
landscapes, street scenes, religious images, portraits, and carnival scenes
done in the realism style with satirical and fantastical elements in the form
and composition. The works of his IUP contemporaries are also featured in this
Following the Museum reception, guests will move to the Blue
Room for a sumptuous dinner of citrus shrimp and bay scallops, slow roasted pork,
mac and cheese bar, sweet desserts, and specialty cocktails. Following the
feast, Cirque du Musée lives up to its name, offering a circus band, dancing
acrobats, a singing headliner, and, finally, the master magician Michelangelo,
who will keep the mystery of the evening alive in your memory for months to
come. All this plus both silent and live auctions and the chance to dance the
night away to the music of IUP’s Little Big Band led by Kevin Eisensmith
and featuring Joseph Baunoch!
The University Museum never charges admission to its
exhibits and educational events, but 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
Reservations are required for this evening to remember by
September 20 and cost $125 per person. Reservations can be made online at the
IUP Marketplace. The invitation and reservation card are
also available online at the University Museum website.
Additional information is also available by contacting
Leslie Kluchurosky at the University Museum at 724-357-2397 or firstname.lastname@example.org.