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Evergreen Museum & Library to Host Garden Party Benefit

THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
OFFICE OF NEWS AND INFORMATION
901 S. Bond St., Suite 540
Baltimore, Maryland 21231

May 7, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Heather Egan Stalfort
410-516-0341, ext. 17
hestalfort@jhu.edu, or
Amy Lunday
443-287-9960
acl@jhu.edu

The Evergreen Museum & Library Advisory Council is pleased to announce the second Alice’s Wonderland Garden Party, which will welcome spring from the magnificent formal gardens of Johns Hopkins University’s Evergreen Museum & Library, on Thursday, May 10, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Approximately 200 guests are expected to attend this festive fundraiser for Evergreen Museum & Library, the former Gilded Age estate of legendary Baltimore collectors and philanthropists, The Honorable John Work Garrett and his inimitable wife, Alice Warder Garrett. Funds raised through the event will support the museum’s ongoing historic preservation efforts.

The evening includes an open bar, cocktails and wine, sumptuous Wonderland-themed hors d’oeuvres and raw bar by Watson Caterers, live music by the Cold Spring Jazz Quartet, museum and special exhibitions viewing, and a silent auction of tempting wares and enticing opportunities.

Guests will also be treated to an exclusive first look at the museum’s outdoor exhibition, Sculpture at Evergreen 7: Landscape as Laboratory, which opens to the public on Sunday, May 13, and features 10 site-specific installations created by students in the University of Maryland’s Landscape Architecture program.

Inside the mansion from 6 to 7 p.m., guests will be able to visit the first-floor period rooms and exhibitions, including the landmark retrospective Alix Aymé: European Perception and Asian Poeticism and the temporary paper sculpture installation Lullaby in Evergreen by the museum’s artist-in-residence, Tai Hwa Goh.

Spring garden-party attire with a fabulous hat for the Mad Hatter’s Hat Contest is encouraged. Prizes will be awarded following brief welcoming remarks at 7:15 p.m. for the Best Lady’s and Gentleman’s Hat in the following categories: Vintage or Traditional, Spring Bounty (live flowers), Most Creative, Show Stopper and Best Ensemble.

Tickets are available for purchase by phone at 410-516-0341 or through the museum’s website, http://museums.jhu.edu . Individual tickets are $100 per person (or $125 at the door); contributor tickets are $250 per person; patron tickets are $600 (includes two tickets), and benefactor tickets are $1,000 (includes two tickets). Tickets for Johns Hopkins students are available by phone only for $45. All but $45 of each ticket is tax-deductible.

A selection of silent auction items is available online for preview and pre-bidding through the museum’s website, http://museums.jhu.edu . The online portion of the auction will close at 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, and bidding will continue at the live event on Thursday, May 10.

Alice’s Wonderland Garden Party is made possible, in part, through the generosity of DLA Piper. Additional support is provided by B. Creative Group, The Baltimore Sun Media Group, The Cliff Dwellers Garden Club, Courtesy Parking, Loane Brothers, Watson Caterers, The Wine Source, Woodberry Graphics and WYPR 88.1 FM.

Evergreen Museum & Library, Johns Hopkins University
4545 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210
Tel: 410-516-0341
E-mail: evergreenmuseum@jhu.edu
Web site: http://www.museums.jhu.edu
Hours: Open by guided tour offered hourly on the hour, Tuesday–Friday: 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday–Sunday: noon–4 p.m. Last tour at 3 p.m. Closed Monday, as well as major holidays. Free on-site parking.
Admission: $8 adults; $7 seniors (65+) and AAA members; $5 students (with ID), youth (6–18) and Johns Hopkins alumni and retirees; Free for members, Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and students (with valid ID) and children (5 and under).

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