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March 17th, 1998
Young Friends Have A Ball In The 'Greek Garage'

"Celebrating 70 Years in the 'Greek Garage,'" the second annual Ball hosted by the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, will be held on Saturday, March 28, 1998, from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. The Young Friends Ball is a black-tie affair featuring dancing to the John Hoey Orchestra, delicious hors d'oeuvres, festive spirits, and an intriguing silent auction. The revelry will take place in the Great Stair Hall of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a building of such remarkable neoclassical splendor that the modernist painter Henry McCarter archly described it as "a wonderful Greek garage" at the time of its 1928 opening. Tickets for the event are $75.00 for members of the Young Friends, $90.00 for non-Members, and must be purchased in advance by calling (215) 235-SHOW. Proceeds will be applied toward the purchase of works of art for the Museum's collections.

The Young Friends Ball is sponsored by Net Construction; Versace Boutique-The Plaza at King of Prussia; Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young LLP; Bell Atlantic Foundation; Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley LLP; Ellis Coffee Company; GMAC Mortgage; Philadelphia Bar Association-Young Lawyers Division; Pook & Pook; The Tierney Group and Tierney & Partners. Michael Tierney and Mollie McEnteer will co-chair the event.

The Friends and the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art raise funds for the acquisition of art for the Museum through an active program of cultural, educational and social activities. Since 1964, the Friends have raised more than two million dollars used to purchase over 200 works of art for the Museum's permanent collections. For information about the Young Friends, call (215) 684-7822.

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