MOORE’S ALUMNI HOMECOMING 2016
This year, Moore College of Art & Design’s alumni gathering is a three-day Homecoming, scheduled for Thursday, October 13 through Saturday, October 15. Come back to Moore and come back to Philadelphia for all the exciting happenings or pick-and-choose those that fit within your schedule. From Moore’s signature Leadership Conference for Women in the Arts to a delectable brunch at the contemporary new Urban Farmer next door and an insightful lecture to tours of The Barnes Foundation, this is a Homecoming you’ll not want to miss. And, of course, they’ll be plenty of time for you to pal around with your alumni colleagues at your alma mater. Here’s the exciting line-up.
Thursday, October 13
Alumni Brunch at Urban Farmer
10:00 – 11:30 am
Join Kathy Shaver ’83, Alumni Association President and the members of Alumni Council for a scrumptious brunch in the “rural chic” atmosphere of the Urban Farmer restaurant in The Logan, Philadelphia’s Hotel, just steps away from Moore. $35 Click here to order tickets
About Urban Farmer: Situated on Philadelphia’s historic Logan Square, Urban Farmer Philadelphia brings “rural chic” to life. Urban Farmer’s menu emphasizes the pride of locally sourced ingredients and authentic, straightforward preparations.
12:30 - 2:30 pm in Stewart Auditorium at Moore
Always an anticipated fall event, this event featuring 2016 Visionary Woman Awards honorees Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell and Meg Saligman will include inspiring words from these two amazing women followed by a Q & A with the audience. FREE Click here to reserve tickets
Visionary Woman Awards Gala
6:00 - 9:00 pm at Moore
Moore’s Visionary Woman Awards is a stunning annual scholarship fundraising gala celebrating outstanding women who are leaders in art and design. This year we honor Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, arts advocate and President of Spelman College, and Meg Saligman, muralist and community practice artist. The evening opens with a cocktail reception where you’ll view work selected or created by the honorees. Then it’s off to the Great Hall for dinner and a short film about these gifted women by award-winning director Glenn Holsten. A dessert reception will follow. $500 Click here to order tickets
Dinner Out With Alumni
Gather up some of your friends and enjoy a casual and relaxed evening over dinner at one of Philadelphia’s many sumptuous eateries. E-mail the alumni office at firstname.lastname@example.org for details
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14
Guided Tours of The Barnes Foundation
Times TBD/Space is limited.
We have arranged free, first-come, first-served tours to see Dr. Albert Barnes iconic Impressionistic and African collections in the breathtaking museum on the famed Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
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Design for Social Change: What’s Happening in Design Today
6:30 – 8:00 pm in Stewart Auditorium at Moore
A DesignPhiladelphia event presented by Graduate Studies at Moore
Moderated by Jeremy Avellino, a certified Passive House Designer who works at Bright Common in Philadelphia, this round table discussion is about a current topic and focus in the design world that aims to address such issues as poverty, clean water management, health, transportation and equality for building a better world and, locally, a better city.
FREE Click here to reserve tickets
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15
Registration for the conference is closed but we will be accepting day-of registration at Moore.
Leadership Conference for Women in the Arts
9:00 am – 5:00 pm at Moore
Inspiring keynote speakers and timely topics at breakout sessions highlight Moore’s signature day-long leadership event, now in its fourth year. The event this year features a special Alumni Track (in lieu of the former Moore:Time Reunion), Alumni Association-sponsored breakfast, and exclusive Alumni cocktail and networking reception to cap the day. Lunch and light refreshments will also be a part of the day. When ordering tickets, you’ll be able to choose workshops from Alumni Track A or Alumni Track B so be sure to fill out the online ticket form completely with your track choices when ordering tickets. A special feature of the Alumni Track are the morning mentoring sessions where you will meet with three alumna experts on topics such as entrepreneurship, networking, risk-taking, collaboration and goal-setting. Space in the morning mentoring track is limited so register today! Many thanks to Blick Art Materials for their sponsorship of this incredible day. It’s not to be missed.
$40 tickets for the 4:00 pm Alumni Cocktail Reception are still available.
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A special room rate of $189 base cost has been arranged at the nearby Embassy Suites. For more information CLICK: ACCOMMODATIONS