Miles College Night at the Museum 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SECOND ANNUAL MILES COLLEGE NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 27, 2015 – The Birmingham Museum of Art will host the second annual Miles College Night at the Museum on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, from 6 to 8 PM.
The special evening for the Miles College students, faculty, and staff includes art, music, food, guided tours, and more. Admission is free, which includes access to the Museum’s special exhibition, Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, and Their Contemporaries. The display features 40 small-scale oil paintings from the Dutch and Flemish Golden Age.
The event begins at 6 PM with remarks beginning at 6:30 PM. Special features include spoken word poetry by Miles College faculty and students, a scavenger hunt, and a raffle for prizes. The Miles College Jazz Band and DJ Pakk will provide the musical selections. A Social Affair will cater the supper.
McDonald’s of Central Alabama has generously sponsored Miles College Night at the Museum. The event sponsor has also provided 125 Museum memberships for Miles College students.
“We are excited to have the second annual Miles College Night at the Museum because it creates a cultural experience and gives Museum staff the opportunity to strengthen relationships with the Miles College community,” states the Birmingham Museum of Art's R. Hugh Daniel Director Gail Andrews. “Last year 365 students, faculty and staff attended the inaugural event, and it was a spectacular evening, with music, food, art activities, and spoken-word poetry.”
Lindsay George, a senior, Communications major, serves as the Thomas N. Carruthers, Jr. –Miles College Intern at the Birmingham Museum of Art. George is responsible for working with Museum staff to plan Miles College Night at the Museum. The internship allows her to experience many facets of museum work, from creating a budget and market plan to organizing the many details of a large, special event.
“I am thankful for the internship opportunity because I am learning valuable work experience,” states George. “I am excited to plan this event for my institution, and I hope my Miles College family enjoys the event.”
Miles College Night at the Museum aligns with the college’s Spring Arts Week in April, which is a celebration of the humanities through the arts. The Museum will provide transportation for the event. The buses will depart from the George T. French Jr. Student Activity Center at 5:30 PM.
Founded in 1951, the Birmingham Museum of Art has one of the finest collections in the Southeast. More than 24,000 objects displayed and housed within the Museum represent a rich panorama of cultures, including Asian, European, American, African, Pre-Columbian, and Native American. Highlights include the Museum’s collection of Asian art, Vietnamese ceramics, the Kress collection of Renaissance and Baroque paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts from the late 13th century to the 1750s, and the Museum’s world-renowned collection of Wedgwood, the largest outside of England. The Museum is located at 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35203.