FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Loyola University Chicago to Host Edward Gorey Birthday Bash
Event Will Include a Private Viewing of Two Gorey Exhibitions
The Friends of the Loyola University Chicago Libraries and the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) present The Edward Gorey Birthday Bash: Revelry from A to Z, a celebration of the remarkable life and work of acclaimed artist and writer Edward Gorey. The event will take place on February 22, Gorey’s birthday.
Event attendees will take part in a private viewing of Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey and G is for Gorey—C is for Chicago: The Collection of Thomas Michalak, exhibitions that demonstrate Gorey’s legacy through hundreds of original drawings, works, and illustrations. Guests will also enjoy a festive reception featuring cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner and, of course, birthday cake, as well as a silent auction of rare items donated from the Michalak Edward Gorey Collection. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Loyola University Chicago Libraries and LUMA.
Tickets for the Edward Gorey Birthday Bash are available for $250. For more information, visit LUC.edu/gorey or call the Loyola University Museum of Art at 312.915.7600. To purchase tickets, visit LUC.edu/goreybdaybash.
Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey and G is for Gorey—C is for Chicago: The Collection of Thomas Michalak exhibitions will be on display at LUMA from February 15–June 15. The exhibitions are generously sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. For more information about the exhibitions, visit LUC.edu/luma.
Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Loyola University Museum of Art
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey has been organized by the Edward Gorey Charitable Trust and the Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.
Illustration © The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust. All rights reserved.