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02/10/2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Mark Tarasiewicz

Phone: 215-238-6346


Bar Association Academy at African American Museum March 2

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The Philadelphia Bar Association Academy will present a behind-the-scenes tour of the African American Museum in Philadelphia on Wednesday, March 2.

Join us for an exclusive, after-hours tour as we celebrate the 35th anniversary of The African American Museum in Philadelphia - the first institution built by a major United States city to house and interpret the life and work of African Americans. At this unique wine-and-cheese event, you'll experience the richness and vibrancy of African American heritage and culture in four magnificent exhibition galleries filled with exciting history and fascinating art. The 35th anniversary celebration recently kicked off with an impactful new exhibition, "Patience to Raise the Sun: Art Quilts from Haiti & Their Power to Change Women's Lives." This powerful exhibition showcases a collection of 22 original art quilts and the unique collaboration that led to their creation.

The event, co-sponsored by the Diversity in the Profession Committee, will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch St. The cost is $20 per person. The event is open to members of the Philadelphia Bar Association only. To register, click here or visit baracademy.philadelphiabar.org. Registration is limited and required in advance.

The Philadelphia Bar Association Academy provides civic and cultural educational experiences that allow for enhanced business development opportunities to members of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Academy programs provide a unique entry to the city's most vibrant institutions and leaders, offering Association members behind-the-scenes access to these institutions in a manner designed to benefit all participants.

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