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June 05, 2008

Young Alum Happy Hour: Buffalo Billiards

Join your fellow young alums for free appetizers and good times with other alums. This event, sponsored by the MIT Club, welcomes young alums from other schools, as an Ivy Plus event.
Cliff Choute '04 will host this Happy Hour at the Buffalo Billiards in Philadelphia. For more information, you may contact Cliff at choute@gmail.com or 617-312-3316.

    Date: Thursday, June 5th
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Location: Buffalo Billiards
              118 Chestnut Street
              Philadelphia 19106
Phone: 215-574-7665
Buffalo Billiards - Web site    Directions

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June 29, 2008

Tour the Barnes Foundation

Barnes Foundation Gallery Tour the magnificent Barnes Foundation with its unique display of one of the world’s most important art collections.
This French Provincial mansion is packed with over 1,000 works of genius – 181 Renoirs, 69 Cezannes, 46 Picassos, innumerable Impressionists and post-Impressionists, early moderns and numerous samples of European art from the Italian primitives onward. During his lifetime, Albert Barnes collected these masterpieces and hung them, literally from floor to ceiling, to create a special educational experience. He believed that art has a quality that can be explained objectively -- for example, one curve will be beautiful and hence art, and another that's slightly different will not be art. Thus the display of antique door latches, keyholes, keys, and household tools with strong geometric lines right next to the paintings. Connections beg to be drawn between unusual neighboring objects such as a van Gogh nude, an Amish chest, and New Mexican rural icons.
The mansion is located on a lovely twelve acre arboretum. In a few years the Foundation is planning to move into Philadelphia, so this is an opportunity to see the gallery at this original beautiful location.
Only 25 places are available – reserve ASAP! On-line registration is recommended.

Date: SUNDAY, June 29, 2008

Time: 1:00 PM – Tour -- Please arrive by 12:45

Location: The Barnes Foundation
         300 Latch’s Lane, Merion Station, PA 19066-1729
         Phone: 610-667-0290
         Barnes Foundation Web site
         IMPORTANT Directions & Parking Information (note parking info lower on Web page)

Cost: $10 for dues-paying Club Members and their guests
         $15 for non-members
         ( $7 optional audio tour available; pay at the event )

Reservations: via MIT Infinite Connection:

Club Membership -- Join or Renew on-line:

For Questions: Lucie Wilkens, 610-444-3242
         e-mail: L.S.Wilkens@alum.mit.edu.

Barnes Foundation Policies:

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