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When:   March 26, 2010 6:00pm-9:00pm
Where:   Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
1000 5th Avenue (@81st Street), NY, NY
Art Study room of The Ruth & Harold D. Uris Center for Education (mix & mingle)
Special Galleries, 2nd Floor -- see details below
Great Hall Balcony Bar, 2nd floor, cocktails (7:45 pm onwards)
Price:   Museum entry donation (suggested $20 adults, $15 65+ and $10 students). Museum members attend for free
Type:   Arts

There will be an All-Ivy GALA Art & Cocktails Series at the glorious Metropolitan Museum of Art on Friday, March 26, 6-9 pm.  We will see the drawings of Bronzino, Victorian photocollage and contemporary photographs while meeting other gay & lesbian alumni interested in art.

6:00 to 7:00 PM - Intro & Meet & Greet - Art Study room of The Ruth & Harold D. Uris Center for Education (81st Street entrance, ground level)

6:30 - Presentation by Malcolm Daniel Curator in Charge, Department of Photographs
7:00 PM to 7:45 PM (or later) - Gallery viewing-3 special exhibits (see below)
7:45 (or later) to 8:45 - Cocktails at the Great Hall Balcony Bar on the 2nd floor

From 6-7 pm we will mix and mingle and listen to a short talk, prepared just for us.

At about 7PM we will head upstairs through the Greek and Roman Art gallery, and we'll break up into groups to go to see one of a few of special exhibits:

Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage
February 2, 2010-May 9, 2010
The Howard Gilman Gallery

The Drawings of Bronzino
January 20, 2010-April 18, 2010
Galleries for Drawings, Prints, and Photographs, 2nd floor

Surface Tension: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection
September 15, 2009-May 16, 2010
Joyce and Robert Menschel Hall for Modern Photography, 2nd floor

Afterwards, those who wish to will have cocktails at the Great Hall Balcony Bar on the 2nd floor. 

We invite all of our Ivy League, Seven Sisters, NYU, Stanford, Duke, UVA, Georgetown, Northwestern, Amherst, USC & Emory friends. Alumni, faculty, staff & students 21+ are all welcome.

Thanks to all the GALA Co-hosts for their support: FFR/Princeton BTGALA, Yale GALA, Penn GALA, HGLC (Harvard Gay & Lesbian Caucus), CUGALA (Cornell), Columbia Pride, Brown TBGALA, Georgetown GLBT, USC Lambda Alumni Association and DGALA (Dartmouth).  (List in formation). 

Cost: Admission to the museum involves a cash donation -- any amount is welcome; there will be a cash bar as well.  The suggested donation is $20 for adults, $15 seniors (65+), $10 students. Students of Columbia, Barnard, Bard and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University receive free admission with student id, as do Met Museum members.

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