UD alumni in Washington, D.C., will have an opportunity to tour the National Gallery of Art's French Collection, including works such as Paul Cézanne's "Riverbank," on Jan. 25. The tour is free but advance registration is required.

Alumni activities

Regional alumni clubs offer art tours in Washington, Richmond

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9:34 a.m., Jan. 17, 2014--University of Delaware regional alumni clubs are sponsoring a variety of events in coming week, including tours at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.

The National Gallery tour will feature a look at the French Collection, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts tour will feature the “Hollywood Costume” exhibit and a behind the scenes tour by UD alumna Kathy Gillis, director of conservation.

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Activities are scheduled as follows:

Friday, Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m.: South Florida ice hockey. Blue Hens in south Florida are invited to an NHL ice hockey game between the Florida Panthers and the Colorado Avalanche at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. There will be a pre-game buffet and refreshments from Duffy’s Sky Club before heading to the suite to watch the action on the ice.

Saturday, Jan. 25, 11:30 a.m.: National Gallery’s French Collection. A tour of the National Gallery of Art’s French Collection will be held for alumni in Washington, D.C. The tour is free but advance registration is required.

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m.: ‘Bocce and Brats’ in Seattle. UD alumni in Seattle are invited to “Blue Hen Bocce and Brats” at Von Trapps. A bocce court will be reserved.

Thursday, Jan. 30, 5 p.m.: Ice skating in Philadelphia. A happy hour with light fare will be held at the Philadelphia Bar and Restaurant on Market Street, with ice skating to follow at the Blue Cross River Rink on Columbus Boulevard.

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m.: D.C. town hall meeting. Alumni in Washington, D.C., will gather for the annual town hall meeting to be held at the Brookings Institution. The meeting will feature an open discussion for feedback on the alumni club’s events and programs.

Thursday, Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m.: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts tour. Kathy Gillis, a UD alumna and director of conservation at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, will host an exclusive “behind the scenes” tour of the museum for Richmond alumni. The tour will be followed by access to the museum’s latest special exhibit, “Hollywood Costume.”

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2 p.m.: Baltimore Brewer’s Art tasting, tour. Alumni are invited to a tasting and tour at Brewer’s Art on Charles Street in Baltimore. Cost of $15 includes a tour of the brewery, beer tastings and complimentary appletizers.

Thursday, Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m.: South Florida reception with President Patrick Harker. UD President Patrick Harker will be the featured guest at a reception sponsored by the South Florida Alumni Club. Alumni and friends will have an opportunity to share the excitement about all things UD.

Friday, Feb. 14, 5 p.m.: Valentine’s ‘Fire and Ice’ in Lititz. UD alumni in the Lancaster, Pa., region are invited to enjoy the Lititz Fire and Ice Festival, meeting at Café Chocolate. The festival block party features music, vendors and amazing ice sculptures.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 5:30 p.m.: Art history lecture series. Annemarie Weyl Carr will discuss “A Byzantine Icon in the Age of Enlightenment: St. Luke and the Kykkotissa” during an Art History Graduate Student Lecture Series presentation in 116 Gore Hall on the UD campus in Newark.

Friday, Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m.: Reading interest session. Alumni in the Reading, Pa., area will hold a happy hour and interest session at the Viva Bistro and Lounge on Hill Avenue. Cost is $5. There will be light appetizers and live music.

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m.: Ocean Sciences Meeting reception. UD’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment will host a special event for CEOE alumni, faculty and students during the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting in Hawaii. CEOE Dean Nancy Targett will host the reception.

Tuesday, March 11, 5 p.m.: Philadelphia ice hockey. Alumni are invited to join Philadelphia area alumni as the Flyers host the New Jersey Devils in an NHL game at the Wells Fargo Center. Meet before the game at McFadden’s at the Ballpark for complimentary appetizers and drink specials.

Image courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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