The Friends centennial year is nearly over. It has been my great
privilege to serve as president during this celebratory year. As we look toward the next hundred years and the next generation, we are participating in Mia’s upcoming Family Day as our final centennial event. This event will be held on Sunday, December 11. Join the fun by bringing a youngster to participate in arts and crafts or by becoming a volunteer. We need 27 volunteers! Find details in the Newsletter.
Friends have also supported a special exhibition featuring art created by students and inspired by their visions of the future. This exhibition can be seen in the Community Commons until February 17.
The Guardian Lions at Mia’s 24th Street entrance are majestically decorated for the winter holidays. The plants and flowers committee arranged for this gorgeous display. This outdoor decoration can be enjoyed by the neighborhood and everyone passing by. The lions were featured on Mia’s Instagram page on November 15 and received over 1,200 “likes”.
The next Friends lecture is Thursday, December 8, with speakers
Kelley Lindquist and Tio Aiken. They will talk about Artspace,
America’s top real estate developer for the arts. Coffee and treats will be served prior to the lecture in the Fountain Court. Friends
members can also sign up for pre-lecture tours by calling Mia’s ticketing line at 612-870-3000. Note that the pre-lecture tour is separate from your lecture ticket.
Additional December events for Friends members include:
● Friends Only tour of Scandinavian Christmas traditions at the
American Swedish Institute on December 14.
● Friends Only book club discussion and tour (Chronicles of a
Radical Hag by local author Lorna Landvik) on December 16.
Details for both events in the Newsletter.
Now is a great time to renew your 2023 membership. You can do this over the phone, online or in person at the Mia lobby desk. Enjoy your holidays and I’ll see you at an event soon.
With warmest regards,