Guests enjoyed interacting with pirates, a special rum drink, and chances to purchase keys to treasure chests filled with plunder, all while solving the murder mystery. The event coincided with the Museum’s current exhibition, Scrolls, featuring pirate-themed work by acclaimed contemporary artist Joe Zucker, on view through December 1st.
image3“I’m thrilled with the turnout and the enthusiasm. The community really came out and supported us, and it’s awesome because the museum programs always need funding,” said event co-chair and sponsor, Debbie Bachard of Monroe. “The arts are very important, and Bridgeport deserves art.”
The Housatonic Museum of Art is home to arguably one of the best college art collections in the country. Located on the Housatonic Community College campus, its collection of work spans the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary, and regularly hosts exhibitions of celebrated international, regional and local artists.
“Its arrrrmazing,” said Linda Bayusik, event co-chair and sponsor. “The event is a huge success. Thank you to everyone that participated, and to our wonderful sponsors. We hope everyone that came tonight had a lot of fun, and will continue to support the museum by becoming members.”
The museum would like to thank the generous sponsors who made the evening possible, including Patriot Bank, KOTA Solutions, Phoenix Realty, ChemWerth Inc., David & Linda Bayusik, David & Frances Zella, Communications Infrastructure Company, and Little Black Business Book. Thanks are also extended to those who generously donated to the evening’s silent auction, treasure chests and raffle.
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