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July 01, 2006

Memory and Magic - Andrew Wyeth Exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Join fellow MIT alums on Saturday, July 1st, for a private, before Museum hours viewing of the Andrew Wyeth exhibit entitled "Memory and Magic" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Andrew Newell Wyeth is an American realist painter, one of the best-known of the 20th century. He is sometimes referred to as the "Painter of the People" due to his popularity with the American public. Wyeth's favorite subject is the land and inhabitants around his hometown of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and those near his summer home in Cushing, Maine. His most famous work, and one of the most well-known images in 20th century American art, is Christina's World (1948), in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

“Memory and Magic” exhibition explores how Wyeth invests everyday objects with meaning and how he will sometimes begin with figure subjects and then gradually paint people out of the picture, leaving the objects to tell the stories themselves. Wyeth continues to combine technical mastery and emotional power in his most recent work, shown publicly for the first time in this exhibition.

A museum docent will lead us through this compelling retrospective that takes a fresh look as seven decades of accomplishment.

DATE: Saturday, July 1st
TIME: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Philadelphia Museum of Art
                Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street
                Philadelphia, PA
COST: $26 per person for MITDV members and guests
                $31 per person for non-members
                (includes pre-Museum hours guided tour)
RSVP: Please make your reservations online at https://alum.mit.edu/smarTrans/user/Register.dyn?eventID=5818&groupID=158 or contact Irene Kotok at 215-896-7570 to make reservations over the phone.

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July 29, 2006

The Brandywiners at Longwood Gardens Open-Air Theater: My Fair Lady

Join your MIT friends at one of the area’s premier summer events, The Brandywiners’ annual production at Longwood Gardens. This year they are performing Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady. The Club has its own permanent block of seats (we chose the best in the house!). They will sell out quickly (a number are already reserved as a result of the Newsletter announcement), so send your reservation now! Your tickets will be mailed in late July.

As a bonus, your ticket also gives you a full day admission to Longwood Gardens on Saturday (itself a $14 value).

Although the buffet dinner is not available this year, if you would like to eat with other MIT alums please meet outside the Longwood Gardens Terrace Restaurant at 6:00 and we will informally go as unreserved clusters into their fine Cafeteria for a pay-on-your-own meal. We will meet in the large walkway at the base of the ramp leading up to the restaurant. The staff will try to reserve a section of the cafeteria for us, so please let me know your intent on the form.

DATE: July 29, 2006
LOCATION: Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square PA 19348
DIRECTIONS: Longwood Gardens Directions
COST: $25 for dues-paying Club Members and their guests
      $30 for Non-members and their guests
RESERVATIONS (on-line): Via MIT's Infinite Connection
RESERVATIONS (paper): Download Mailed Meeting Announcement
CONTACT INFORMATION: John Wilkens, 610-444-3242, or E-mail
RAIN INFORMATION: See Continuation below.

Your ticket is good for gardens admission the entire day Saturday regardless of weather.

Brandywiners' Policy on Performance Cancellations and Ticket Refunds

The Brandywiners, Ltd. cancels performances based only on conditions at Longwood Gardens and, unless extraordinary conditions prevail, not before the 8:30 p.m. curtain time. Summer showers are not extraordinary conditions. Please listen to WDEL, WILM, WJBR, or WPEN, or call 302-478-3355 for cancellation information.

If The Brandywiners, Ltd. cancels a performance before intermission, we will reschedule it for the next available rain date. We will not offer refunds, but we will exchange tickets if seats are available. Please retain you ticket stubs and programs for use at the rain-date performances.

If The Brandywiners, Ltd. cancels a performance during or after intermission, we will consider it a complete performance. We will not reschedule it and we will not offer refunds.

If The Brandywiners, Ltd. cancels a rain-date performance and cannot reschedule it, you may obtain a full refund within thirty (30) days of the cancellation by returning your tickets along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:

The Brandywiners, Ltd.
PO Box 248
Montchanin, DE 19710

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