The Associates of the Philadelphia Museum of Art invite you to Odyssey 2000, the 4th Annual Enchanted Forest Family Party, on Sunday, December 3, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Odyssey 2000 is a kid- friendly kick-off for the holiday season and celebration of all the mind- expanding masterpieces in the Museum's recently reopened Galleries of Modern and Contemporary Art. Performances, food, music, and surprises set off this futuristic night against a backdrop of age-appropriate activities and hands- on creative fun. The Enchanted Forest Family Party is ideal for young people ages 3 to 13 and, for the first time, there will be activities and entertainment exclusively for 10 to 13-year-olds. Tickets are $35 for children, $75 for adults. For more information, contact (215) 684-7315. All proceeds benefit children's educational programs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Odds-on favorites for family fun at Odyssey 2000 include a multimedia game show, storytellers, puppets, 3-D theater, virtual reality, the interactive party-machine Mr. Roboto, the magical Silly Billy, mimes, tattoo and henna artists, fortune tellers, animation stations and sketch machines, music and dancing with deejay Steven Scott-and more! A children's menu of fun foods will be served in the Museum's Great Stair Hall.
Besides enjoying fun and games, everyone visiting "The Enchanted Forest" is invited to join in the spirit of the season by bringing new or gently used, unwrapped children's books that will be delivered to local charities.
The Galleries of Modern and Contemporary Art showcase one of the most important collections of 20th-century art in the world, embracing Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Minimalism, as well as provocative work of the last two decades. The galleries reopened on October 6, 2000, following seven months of comprehensive renovations.
Since 1969, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Associates Program has brought together individuals with a shared interest in the arts and a personal commitment to strengthening Philadelphia's cultural resources. Their active involvement and generosity have been vital to the continuing growth of the Museum. The Museum Associates' annual gifts provide unrestricted support to the Museum's general operations, including educational programs, research, and conservation.
Odyssey 2000 is organized and coordinated by event co-chairs Mary Gordon, Christina Weiss Lurie, and Randi Zemsky. Companies, foundations and individuals helping to make this year's Enchanted Forest Family Party memorable are:
- Great Oaks Sponsors
First Union Private Capital Management
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
The Philadelphia Eagles and The Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation
Randi Zemsky and Jared Slipman
- Evergreen Sponsors
Amerimar Enterprises, Inc.
Kathy, Barry and Jayne Bernsten
Mr. and Mrs. David Field
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Quaker Chemical Corporation
Wendy, Paul and Ali Rosen
Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen LLP
- Sapling Sponsors
Barbara, Jennifer and Courtney Brown
Jill and Tom Durovsik
Barbara Eberlein and Dick Dilsheimer
Mary, William and David Gordon
Marla and Richard Green
Lynne and Harold Honickman
Kimberly, Wayne and Sabrina Kimmel
The Lipson Family
Nancy and Ben Shein
Babs, Harvey and Juliette Snyder
Noele, Alan and Nolan Wein
- Seedling Sponsors
Kathryn Ames and Joseph Roberts
Ellen and Paul Bachow
Anne and Matt Hamilton
Marguerite Rodgers Ltd.
Lisa Popowich and Jon Stein
Barbara and Leonard Sylk
- Special thanks to the following for their generous support
Abington Data Services
First Regional Robotics
Pearl Pressman Liberty Communications Group
Philadanco-Philadelphia Dance Company