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Johns Hopkins University
901 South Bond Street, Suite 540
Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920
July 9, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Heather Egan Stalfort
(410) 516-0341 ext. 17
A madcap evening of art and film at Evergreen Museum & Library
The Gilded Age mansion at The Johns Hopkins University's Evergreen Museum & Library will make the perfect backdrop for a Gatsby-themed garden party the evening of Friday, Sept. 12, hosted by Evergreen and the Creative Alliance at The Patterson.
The Roaring '20s saw Evergreen's last mistress Alice Warder Garrett hosting many of the world's finest artists and dramatically refashioning the mansion's interior, while Jazz Age icons F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald were Baltimoreans for years.
The highlight of the evening will be an outdoor screening of the 1974 film adaptation of The Great Gatsby — with Robert Redford at his finest and Francis Ford Coppola's biting screenplay.
Before the film begins, guests may tour the museum's first- floor galleries and see a display of some of Zelda's drawings and Scott's first editions; play croquet on the upper lawn; compete for "Best Dressed" in a '20s summer whites costume contest; and explore the outdoor exhibition Sculpture at Evergreen 2008.
Visitors may also bring a picnic to eat on the lawn, and beverages and popcorn may be purchased on-site to benefit the Creative Alliance, a community arts group that supports a diverse selection of visual and performing arts in Baltimore.
"Gatsby's Great Garden Party" starts at 5:30 p.m. with the film beginning at 7:30 p.m. (rain location is the Carriage House). Admission is $8 for the general public, $5 for children under 12, and free for infants and Evergreen members. Advance tickets are available online at www.missiontix.com. Entry on the day is cash or check only at the museum gate.
Evergreen Museum & Library is located at 4545 N. Charles Street in Baltimore. Free on-site parking is available. For information, the public may visit www.museums.jhu.edu or call (410) 516-0341.