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Thursday, March 24 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Founders' Fête Fund-raising Event

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Founders' Fête Fund-raising Event

Limit: 250 participants; Fee: $40.00

Event at Gale Mansion: 7:00-9:30pm; shuttle bus service beginning at 5:30pm. Please see our Conference Blog for specific information regarding transportation arrangements.


Experience an Italian Renaissance architectural gem by attending the Founders' Fête fund-raising event at the historic Gale Mansion. In the spirit of the Collaboration theme of the 2nd Joint VRA+ARLIS/NA Conference, this single fund-raising event will be held in place of separate events traditionally held at ARLIS/NA and VRA annual conferences. Funds raised will go to the VRA's Tansey Travel Award fund and ARLIS/NA's Society Circle fund. 

A brief video celebration of the founders and early history of both organizations will be shown continually in the Mansion's elegant ballroom, alternating with live musical entertainment featuring popular music of the early Twentieth Century - complete with projections of sheet music covers, silent movie film excerpts, and lantern "song slides" from Minneapolis' famous MarNan Collection. 

Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer, and a ticket for one complimentary drink.  After indulging at the Mansion, take a shuttle to the nearby Minneapolis Institute of Arts, which will be open for Founders' Fête attendees to view the special exhibitions - "Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting" and "The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy". 

Free shuttle transportation will be provided from the hotel to the Gale Mansion as well as to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Shuttles will run throughout the event between the Mansion and the museum.

This special fund-raising event is capped at 250; register early to make sure you don't miss a fabulous evening!



Thursday March 24, 2011 7:00pm - 9:30pm
The Gale Mansion 2115 Stevens Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Attendees (140)