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  • First Annual Spring Bash at Worcester Art Museum for Friends of Steve: Young Members Group

    WORCESTER, MASS., MAY 2, 2000 - If you're in your 20s or 30s, put on your favorite bell bottom jeans and tie-died shirts and boogie the night away with "Decades by Dezyne," a local favorite band performing at the Worcester Art Museum on Saturday, May 20, from 8 p.m. - midnight. Known for its musical revue spanning five decades, "Decades by Dezyne" gives an energetic and dynamic performance you're sure to remember.

    You'll also travel back to one of the wildest times of the 20th century with a private showing of Linda McCartney's Sixties: Portrait of an Era. See rock 'n roll icons like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Jim Morrison, Mick Jagger, the Fabulous Four and more in this exhibition that captures public performances and personal moments in a way that only an inside like McCartney could.

    Light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available, and admission is just $20 for Friends of Steve members and $30 for non-members. Please RSVP by May 15 by calling 508-799-4406, X-3067. 1960's or '70s attire is optional.

    Friends of Steve offers special, social programming for people in their 20s and 30s. Benefits include unlimited free admission to the Museum; invitations to all events and exhibitions; discounts in the Museum Shop and Café; special Friends of Steve-only events; and much more. Enjoy this May 20 event and learn more about the fun membership opportunities available to you and your friends as members of Friends of Steve: Young Members Group. Please enter the Museum via the Lancaster Street entrance.

    Museum Background

    Opened to the public in 1898, the Worcester Art Museum is the second largest art museum in New England. Its exceptional 35,000-piece collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints and drawings is displayed in 36 galleries and spans 5,000 years of art and culture, ranging from Egyptian antiquities and Roman mosaics to Impressionist paintings and contemporary art. Throughout its first century, the Worcester Art Museum proved itself a pioneer: the first American museum to purchase work by Claude Monet (1910) and Paul Gauguin (1921); the first museum to bring a medieval building to America (1927); a sponsor of the first major excavation at Antioch, one of the four great cities of ancient Rome (1932); the first museum to create an Art All-State program for high school artists (1987); the originator of the first exhibition of Dutch master Judith Leyster (1993); and the first museum to focus its contemporary art programs on art of the last 10 years (1998). The Museum's hours are: Wednesday through Sunday, 11am-5pm, and Saturday 10am-5pm. Admission: FREE for members; Non-members: $8 Adults; $6 Seniors and full-time college students with current ID; FREE for youth 17 and under; FREE for everyone Saturday mornings 10am-noon sponsored by The TJX Companies and Massachusetts Electric Company. For more information, call (508) 799-4406 or visit the Museum at 55 Salisbury Street in Worcester.

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