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A night at the museums May 4

May 2, 2011

The first Wednesday of each month is a time to network, socialize, learn, and have fun with other Colorado State University alumni. The next Alumni Night Out takes you on an intimate tour of the museums inside the University Center for the Arts.

A Night at the Museums (Little Black Dress and Sure of Hand)

Join us in your little black dress or business casual apparel (optional!) to mix, mingle, get your photo taken, and listen to a CSU jazz ensemble while enjoying a short reception.

Then embark on tours of the Little Black Dress and Sure of Hand.  

  • May 4 - 5:30-6:15 p.m.
  • Reception - 6:15-7:30 p.m.
  • Tour of the museums, University Center for the Arts (1400 Remington St.)
  • Free for members of the CSU Alumni Association and $5 for non-members

RSVP by April 27

RSVP online or call (970) 491-6533 by April 27. This event is open to CSU alumni and friends!

Effortless style and elegant mystery

Introduced in 1926, Coco Chanel's Little Black Dress immediately became an essential element of every woman's wardrobe and has retained its place of honor in our closets for 85 years. Join us for a look at the Little Black Dresses in our closets, with interpretations by James Galanos, Arnold Scaasi, Calvin Klein, Geoffrey Beene, and others.

Sure of Hand: Drawings from the Renaissance to the 19th Century

This exhibit explores the complexity of drawing as it was practiced in Europe from the 16th through the 19th centuries. From exquisitely detailed finished works to quick sketches akin to a kind of visual brainstorming, artists chose to put drawing instruments to two dimensional surfaces for a myriad of purposes.

This exhibition features drawings in a wide variety of media and illustrates artistic genres ranging from historical, mythological and biblical subject matter to portraits, landscapes and genre scenes of everyday life.

This exhibit features examples of drawings by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, Agostino Carracci, Baron Antoine Jean Gros, Arthur Rackham, and Benjamin West, among others.

Contact: Elisa Shackelton
Phone: (970) 491-6533