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McALLEN – Tickets are on sale for this year’s “Collage 2013: A Legacy of Inspiration,” the annual gala supporting the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS). The longest-running gala in South Texas, the event is set for Saturday, Sept. 21, and will honor one of IMAS’s founders, Ann Moore.
Collage 2013 will be an evening of dining, live and silent auctions, and entertainment surrounded by world-class art exhibits. It will be held at the museum located at the corner of located at the intersection of Bicentennial Way and Nolana Ave. in McAllen.
Carlos Melguizo, Collage chair, said, “This year’s Collage marks the beginning of our Legacy Project leading us into our 50th anniversary in 2017. It is truly wonderful to start this project by honoring Ms. Ann Moore and her legacy.”
IMAS is the only Smithsonian-affiliated museum south of San Antonio, as well as the only institution accredited by the American Alliance of Museums in the Rio Grande Valley.Since its establishment in 1967, it has featured unique art and science exhibits. Over 70,000 visitors walk through the doors of IMAS each year, 50 percent of which are children ranging from ages 4 to 12.
The funds raised at Collage help to support exhibits with the latest technologies, such as "Magic Planet," the SMART Table, and the recently-acquired permanent exhibit “DigiWall,” which combine art and science in a way to make education entertaining for the patrons.
The event will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are currently on sale at $150 for IMAS members and $175 for non-members. The ticket price includes valet parking, dinner and the Après Fête after party. Tickets for the Après Fête only, beginning at 9:30p.m.,are $35 per person or $60 per couple. To purchase tickets, visit the IMAS front desk or call 682-0123.
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