Friday, June 22, 2012 ◊ Amsterdam Lights Up Minneapolis
JB Hudson and Ippolita invite you to meet jewelry designer Ippolita and to embark on an exclusive shopping experience at the artist’s showroom and design studio in New York City.
You and a guest will receive first-class airfare to New York City and luxury hotel accommodations. Enjoy a catered lunch at the design studio, where you will meet Ippolita and have a private consultation and presentation of the Spring/Summer 2013 Collections.
Receive a $5,000 gift certificate to use toward any purchase made that day. This exclusive shopping experience continues with an additional $5,000 to spend on current styles at JB Hudson’s Ippolita Boutique.Must be redeemed between October 1 and December 31, 2012, on mutually agreeable dates. Restrictions apply.
Crack open the MIA vault with 10 of your friends. Begin at the museum, where you and your guests will visit the Photography or Prints & Drawings Study Room to view works removed from storage by the curator, based on your specific interests. Then move to the hot Nicollet Avenue restaurant and bar Eat Street Social, where your group, accompanied by the curator and their guest, will enjoy a custom-designed tasting menu with cocktails handcrafted for your group. The ultimate customized art and food experience!To be held on a Thursday evening, on a mutually agreeable date. Expires June 22, 2013. Tax and service charge not included.
Spend an evening with art, cocktails, and friends at the studio of Minneapolis-based artist JoAnn Verburg. Your group of 20 will be welcomed into the creative center of this internationally renowned artist, where you will meet Verburg, see her current projects, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine prepared by chef Jeremy LaFond of Mission American Kitchen & Bar.On a mutually agreeable date; excludes holidays and the month of December. Expires June 22, 2013.
Host a dinner party for 10 without stress, prepared by a professional chef in your very own kitchen! Let Chef Mike Rakun of Mill Valley Kitchen plan and prepare the night’s menu, serving hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and dessert, as well as choice wine selections. As a special touch, include the MIA curator of your choice, along with award-winning food writer and radio journalist Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of the American Public Media Program "The Splendid Table."On a mutually agreeable date. Expires June 22, 2013. Tax and service charge not included.
Each quarter the MIA adds—or “accessions”—new pieces to the permanent collection. We invite you and 30 of your guests to get up close and personal with these newest members of the collection at a private reception at the museum. MIA curators will be on hand to present the objects entering their department’s collections, and you and your guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine selections.To be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2012. *Date to be confirmed in July
Calling all golf fans: Witness the rivalry first hand at the 2012 Ryder Cup! Receive two tickets to the sold-out 2012 Ryder Cup PGA event at the Medinah Country Club near Chicago. Held September 25–30, the schedule includes a week of golfing action, featuring the best golfers from the United States and Europe. Make your home base the at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, the first Radisson Blu in the United States, right in the heart of the windy city. Enjoy two Ryder Cup Season Ground ticket packages, each with six daily tickets, plus four nights at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel. This package also includes 2 days' car service, courtesy of The Northern Trust Company
Gentlemen: Augment your closet’s cosmopolitan polish with $10,000 in hand-tailored men’s clothing from Naples, Italy. Visit Neiman Marcus Minneapolis to shop the largest collection of Isaia men’s clothing in the country. Experience Isaia’s third-generation Neopolitan sartorial tradition, whether choosing hand-tailored stock pieces or collaborating with the personal shopping department to order pieces designed specifically for you.Cannot be exchanged for cash or credit. Redeem by July 31, 2013.
Own your personal work of original sculpture by artist and MIA Trustee Mary Ingebrand-Pohlad. In addition to being a zealous advocate for the arts, Ingebrand-Pohlad has long been a working artist, specializing in paintings, drawings, and sculpture. This female nude is cast in bronze, and stands 28 inches tall. Bronzes by Ingebrand-Pohlad are handled by Steven Stern Gallery, Beverly Hills.Value: $10,000
The night of the Gala, guests will be invited to support the MIA's critical and ongoing art conservation needs. With a permanent collection of more than 83,000 works of art, the MIA values conservation as a vital part of its mission: To enrich the community by collecting, preserving, and making accessible outstanding works of art from the world's diverse cultures.
The museum strives to preserve and present the works of art it holds in trust in their best possible condition. From restoring Renaissance paintings, to repairing marble sculpture, to cleaning treasures from around the world, the MIA's curators, staff, and conservators devote countless hours to the conservation of art.
Your support of this effort will provide critical funding to conserve more works in the collection and make them available to visitors.