President’s Letter

Dear Members,

October is a vibrant month with harvests, homecomings,
Halloween and Oktoberfest. Mia is abuzz this month with
preparations for the spectacular exhibition titled, Botticelli and
Renaissance Florence: Masterworks from the Uffizi. This
exhibition includes rare masterworks from the Uffizi Galleries in
Florence, Italy. Mia is the only museum hosting this remarkable
show. On view October 16, 2022 through January 8, 2023.

The next Friends lecture is Thursday, October 13 at 11:00 a.m. in
the Pillsbury Auditorium. Ta-coumba T. Aiken will be our speaker.
He is a local artist, activist and educator. Coffee and treats will be
served in the Fountain court starting at 10:00 a.m. Also, starting in November we will be offering pre-tour lectures. Reservations will be required. Details to follow.

This Newsletter includes information and details about programs
and opportunities presented by Friends of the Institute. We invite
you to participate or volunteer with us at any level.

Remember, you can join or renew your Friends membership for
2023 starting today!

Warmest regards,