Museum Gala

A Trip to the New Moon: AVAM's Celestial Gala

A Trip to the New Moon: AVAM's Celestial Gala

Join us for an out-of-this world celebration!

You're invited to a cosmic celebration of 22 years of continual operation as Baltimore's beloved national museum! Enjoy a private tour of AVAM's newest exhibition, The Great Mystery Show, followed by cocktail hour, tribute Gala dinner honoring author, poet and naturalist, Diane Ackerman whose highly-acclaimed works include New York Times bestsellers The Zookeeper's Wife, A Natural History of the Senses, and Pulitzer Prize Finalist, One Hundred Names for Love; and Richard Garriott—the first person to organize an art exhibition in space, astronaut, and famed game designer. After dinner, enjoy Alloy's Orchestra live accompaniment to silent film shorts using an outrageous assemblage of peculiar objects, ranging from found percussion to state-of-the-art electronics, allowing them to create any sound imaginable. ("The best in the world at accompanying silent films." -Roger Ebert)


5pm-6pm
Private viewing of our newest exhibition, The Great Mystery Show
6-7pm Cocktail hour
7pm Dinner and Program honoring Grand Visionaries Diane Ackerman and Richard Garriott
9:30pm-11pm Sounds of Silence: Music & Silent Shorts with Alloy Orchestra. Alloy Orchestra's live accompaniment to silent film shorts uses their famous "rack of junk" and electronic synthesizers, allowing them to create any sound imaginable! ("100 Most Creative People in Entertainment" -Entertainment Weekly)

Our 2017 Grand Visionary Awardees are

Diane Ackerman: author, poet, and naturalist who has written two dozen highly-acclaimed works of poetry and nonfiction, including New York Times bestsellers The Zookeeper's Wife, A Natural History of the Senses, The Human Age, and Pulitzer Prize Finalist, One Hundred Names for Love.

Richard Garriott: astronaut, video game designer, and the first person to organize an art exhibition in space.

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