Join Florida Southern College alumni, friends, and trustees for an exciting weekend in New York, June 26-27, 2009, featuring:
An Evening at the Guggenheim
The evening's guest speaker will be world renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern, dean of the Yale School of Architecture and founder and president of Robert A.M. Stern Architects of New York. Dean Stern designed Florida Southern's magnificent new Barnett Residential Life Center and the Dr. Marcene H. and Robert E. Christoverson Humanities Building. Other distinguished guests will include members of the architectural and historic preservation communities.
The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Address: 1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street. Cost is $100 per person. Dress is cocktail attire. Advanced registration is required and must be received by June 1.
For your convenience, the College has reserved a block of rooms at the historic Franklin Hotel near the Guggenheim Museum.
Round trip bus transportation from the Franklin Hotel will be provided at no charge.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, founded in 1870 and considered to be the most comprehensive art collection in the Western world, includes works dating from prehistoric times to the present. The Florida Southern College group will be led jointly by FSC art history professor Dr. James Rogers and a Museum guide and will include in-depth tours of the New American Wing and Greek and Roman Wing. The Metropolitan Museum tour will be from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Address: 1000 Fifth Avenue. Cost is $23 per person. Lunch may be purchased separately at the Museum's cafeteria for approximately $12 per person.
Founded in 1929, the Museum of Modern Art contains one of the world's best and most comprehensive collections of modern art. The Florida Southern College group will be led by a Museum guide. The guided tour will be from 1:50-3:00 p.m., and the Museum remains open until 5:30 p.m.
Address: 11 West 53rd Street. Cost is $27 per person.
Both tours will be private. Round trip bus transportation from the Franklin Hotel will be provided at no charge.
FSC has secured the special rate of $209 per night, plus tax. To make your reservations, please call the hotel at 800.607.4009 or 212.369.1000 and request the Florida Southern College rate. Because every room is unique, you may want to take advantage of the opportunity to make a room selection suited to your preferences.
If you have questions about this exciting weekend for Florida Southern College, please contact:
Lee Mayhall, Vice President for College Relations
We look forward to seeing you in New York!