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Anaheim, CA (September 17, 2014) – The MUZEO Museum in Anaheim invites the community to its 8th annual Night at MUZEO Visionaries Gala “Quilters’ Ball,” on Saturday, October 11th, 2014. The gala is the biggest fundraiser of the year and will be emceed by ABC Eyewitness News weather anchor Garth Kemp. The money raised from this event will help to fund another year of educational programs, special events and renowned exhibitions at MUZEO.
“Our mission is not only to bring renowned exhibits to the area but to provide access to the arts for students and at-risk youth and your contributions are vital to these programs,” said Curt Pringle, Chairman of the MUZEO Museum’s Board of Directors. “We are very grateful to receive continued support from our sponsors and the community.“
The evening’s festivities will begin with a cocktail reception at sunset, where guests have a chance to mingle, bid in the silent auction, and participate in a wine pull and restaurant tree. The cocktail reception will be followed by a four-course gourmet meal in the main gallery, a live auction, and an evening of dancing. Silent auction items feature baskets from Anaheim Police Department, Disneyland Resort, and Starbucks Coffee Company. Live auction offerings include unique vacations, exclusive experiences and rare sports memorabilia.
Gala co-chairs Anaheim Councilman Jordan Brandman and Shaheen Sadeghi, president and CEO of LAB Holding, LLC. coordinated decor with event producer and designer Michael Mora to transport guests to a “Quilters’ Ball,” – to celebrate the coming of MUZEO’s newest exhibit,QUILTS, which will open in November. The evening will be a time to share in this spirit with fun and revelry.
Last year’s event successfully raised $184,000 for programs and exhibits at the museum. For more information about the event or to purchase tickets and tables, please visit www.muzeo.org/gala. To learn more about MUZEO Museum, please visit www.muzeo.org.
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Unfold the stories of more than seven decades with over 25 historic quilts from across the country in American Quilts in the Modern Age, 1870-1940 opening November 15 at MUZEO Museum and Cultural Center in Anaheim.
Made at a time in history-the years between the Civil War and World War II-when America was coming to terms with what it meant to be a modern nation, the quilts in this exhibit showcase diverse examples from both an artistic and a historical perspective. Traditional and modern quilt designs stitch together the rapid societal and technological shifts in American life during a transformation into modern industrialization.
From pieced block to Crazy style to Colonial Revival examples, as well as one-of-a-kind creations, this exhibit from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers a valuable visual and tactile understanding of American culture and society bridging the transition from traditional folk culture to the age of mass production and consumption.
To accompany American Quilts in the Modern Age; 1870-1940, MUZEO has organized several public programs and events; please visitwww.muzeo.org for a listing of these activities.
As a model for urban cultural centers, the MUZEO concept is truly visionary – transforming the image of a traditional museum experience into an interactive, ever-changing environment featuring a unique variety of prestigious traveling exhibits, special events, lectures, classes and weekend festivals. Established in 2007, the 25,000 square foot MUZEO complex encompasses Anaheim’s original Carnegie Library (built in 1908) and a state-of-the art gallery space seamlessly integrated into an urban setting. MUZEO is operated by the nonprofit MUZEO Foundation under an agreement with the City of Anaheim, which owns the property and generously provides it to the Foundation rent-free, along with building maintenance and a contribution to its operating expenses. The MUZEO Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from business, government and philanthropy.