This year’s University Museum Gala promises a festive evening on September 21, 2013, recreating Carnevale in contemporary Italy with art and music, dining on Venetian delicacies, and dancing. Advance reservations will be required.
This annual benefit event supports the museum’s admission-free exhibitions, public education programs, and conservation of the art and objects in its care.
Masks, Music, A Night in Venice is the gala theme chosen to showcase one of the featured sites in the museum’s exhibition: Layers: Places in Peril, which opens on September 14. In Layers, artist Judith Waller and earth scientist James Brey have collaborated to illustrate and explain the environmental challenges confronting many of the world’s most beautiful cities and natural areas. Threatened by climate change, the scenic charms of Venice inspire hope that increasing public awareness and thoughtful action will enable these iconic places to endure for generations to come.
Gala guests can view Layers while they enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the museum.
For more information about the exhibition and the continuing efforts of Waller and Brey to promote awareness of natural and man made threats to Venice and other places in peril, visit the artists' Layers website.