August 7, 2012
Philadelphia Museum Of Art’s Young Friends To Host A Gatsby-Themed Garden Party At The Rodin Museum, Friday, September 28
The chic shindig will be a flapper era bash inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic novel, The Great Gatsby, with all the 1920s trappings, including speakeasy-style drinks and dancers from “The Brat Pack” performing the Charleston and Quick Step.
Breezy summer cocktail attire in the spirit of Nick Carraway and Daisy Buchanan is encouraged. (For inspiration, see video below.)
If you want to spring for a VIP ticket (see below for pricing), a pre-party reception kicks off at 6 p.m. with a private guided tour of the newly-reinstalled galleries, plus other luxury surprises.
Due to the renovations taking place at the Rodin, now gloriously completed, the past three Young Friends Garden parties took place inside the nearby Perelman Building on the Philadelphia Museum of Art property. At last back in its rightful place at the Rodin, the night is sure to be a spectacular one.
VIP tickets are $65 for Young Friend members and $85 for public. Advance tickets are $40 for Young Friends, $60 for public (and must be purchased prior to September 17at 5 p.m.). Groups of four or more may purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $50 per person.
Visit philamuseum.org/youngfriends, or call (215) 235-SHOW to reserve tickets.
Funds raised support the Young Friends’ mission of art acquisitions, conservation and preservation of works in the collections, and education and outreach programming.
Philadelphia Museum Of Art’s Young Friends Gatsby-Themed Garden Party
When: Friday, September 28, 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: Rodin Museum, Benjamin Franklin Parkway and 22nd Street
Cost: Tickets start at $40
More info: www.philamuseum.org/youngfriends
Check out a little Gatsby teaser below for inspiration.