Rochester Friends

Rochester Friends of the Institute 40th Anniversary Lecture & Luncheon

40 years ago, in 1982, Patricia Weeks and 49 other members formed the Rochester Friends of the Institute, an affiliate of the Friends of the Institute.

Please join us at the Rochester Golf and Country Club on Thursday, September 15, for a lecture and celebratory luncheon in the Winged Foot II Room. Tickets are $40 per person.

Coffee and social time will begin at 10 am, with Ghenete Zelleke, James Ford Bell Curator of Decorative Arts & Sculpture, speaking at 10:30. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by a brief program at 1:00 pm.

Lunch is a choice between a Chicken Caesar Salad or a Vegetable Nicoise Salad. Please note your preference when mailing in your reservation.

Checks can be made payable to Rochester Friends – Mia, and mailed to:

Friends of the Institute

attn: Claire Goulson

2400 3rd Ave S

Minneapolis, MN 55404

We hope you can join us to celebrate all the Rochester Friends have accomplished in their last 40 years!

 

THANK YOU ROCHESTER FRIENDS!

Coffee and treats provided by our “Southern” neighbors.

At Friends monthly lectures during the 2018–2019 season, guests can enjoy coffee and treats partially provided through funds donated by the Rochester Friends. To experience this hospitality yourself, come to the Regis Fountain Court before the lecture.

Thank you to Rochester for helping to provide these treats. Join us in thanking them for this welcome gesture of hospitality!

Thank you Rochester Friends!

Coffee and treats provided by our “Southern” neighbors.

At Friends monthly lectures during the 2018–2019 season, guests can enjoy coffee and treats partially provided through funds donated by the Rochester Friends. To experience this hospitality yourself, come to the Regis Fountain Court before the lecture.

Thank you to Rochester for helping to provide these treats. Join us in thanking them for this welcome gesture of hospitality!

In memory of Patricia Weeks, Founding President of the Rochester Friends

This remembrance was written by Lucy Bahn, Friends Board Liaison to the Rochester Friends.

Patricia Weeks
Patricia Weeks

We fondly remember Patricia Weeks who died in March at her home in Rochester at age 93. Patricia had a keen interest in art history, architecture, and antiques. Trained as an English teacher in New York state, she moved with her physician husband to Rochester, MN, in 1957.

Patricia was fortunate to take many classes and museum trips to China, Japan, and most of Western Europe. She was secretary and then president of the Alice Mayo Society and served on numerous community boards including the Rochester Art Center. In 1983, she founded the Rochester Friends of the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Patricia was able to bring some of what Mia had to offer to Rochester, at that time a community of 60,000 people, and the Rochester Friends thrived. Pat was joined by a core group of highly educated and widely traveled art enthusiasts who made trips to Mia and were able to attract Mia experts who traveled to Rochester to deliver monthly lectures as well as workshops.

Her energy, knowledge, and enthusiasm for bringing art to Rochester will be missed.

We Thank the Rochester Friends

At all Friends monthly lectures during the 2015–2016 season, guests will enjoy coffee and treats provided through funds donated by the Rochester Friends. Both the fountain court and lecture overflow room will enjoy this gracious benefit!
Please thank them for this welcome gesture of hospitality.
The Friends Lecture Series is sponsored by the Mark and Mary Goff Fiterman Lecture Fund